The inspirational wish-granting of our Affiliate Make-A-Wish Italy

Make-A-Wish Italy believes that wish-granting is an incredibly positive experience that has the power to transform the life of a critically ill child. With the commitment and dedication of our volunteers and donors, we can rejuvenate the desire of a child living with a life-threatening condition to fight against it.
Granting a wish can help critically ill children regain their emotional well-being, strength, and hope. For one day, these children can escape the grave confinements of their hospital room and live their ideal lives. Learn more about our Affiliate Make-A-Wish Italy.

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How a wish journey inspires


Make-A-Wish Italy aims to grant the wishes of the eligible critically ill children across the country. Living with a life-threatening illness is inconceivably challenging. These children have to put up with repeated  hospitalizations which can be a stressful and challenging process.

Our team of volunteers and donors work to grant the wishes of children living with a critical illness. One wish-granting opportunity can remind these children of the true essence of hope and joy. The wish journey of these children can inspire them to obtain an optimistic attitude and regain their hope for the future. The magic of the wish journey can boost the healing process of critically ill children.

Granting the wishes of children living with life-threatening conditions and helping them acquire a positive attitude can promote their emotional well-being. This is what keeps us motivated and eternally committed to our mission.


Stages of the wish journey Make-A-Wish Italy

Make-A-Wish Italy begins the process of wish granting after receiving a wish report. Anyone can fill in an application for a wish for a child suffering from a specific medical condition that puts their lives at risk. The child himself, his parents, legal guardians, attending physician or nurse, friend, relative, or even a teacher can initiate the process of wish reporting.

After we receive a wish application, we maintain the reporter’s confidentiality. We contact the child and his/her family during the next stage to determine the sick child’s eligibility for the wish. If the critically ill child is eligible, Make-A-Wish Italy arranges a meeting with the child, and then begins the process of granting their wish.

Our financial and technical supporters, volunteers, and various companies come together to materialise the wish of the child suffering from a severe illness. There is no way to measure the joy and hope these children can experience through wish granting.


What are the criteria for eligible children?


Make-A-Wish Italy grants wishes to critically ill children between the ages of 3 and 17. All critically ill children living in Italy, of this age group, are eligible to apply for the wish journey.

Grant a wish of a critically ill child by donating

Our mission is accomplished only through the efforts and generosity of the volunteers and donors. If you want to bring a never-ending instance of hope and resilience in the lives of critically ill children, donate today.

Make-A-Wish Italy uses 78% of the donations for granting wishes of these children. Become part of this wish journey and make a difference in the world!


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What is the impact of the wish journey of Make-A-Wish Italy?

Make-A-Wish Italy is an Affiliate of Make-A-Wish International and is always working to make the wishes of critically ill kids come true. The wish journey of Make-A-Wish Italy greatly affects the lives of children living with critical illnesses. It is a way of giving them joy and hope. Children living with a critical illness are often tired of hospital visits and medicines. Through Make-A-Wish, they get to see one of their greatest wishes come true. This brings them back to the joys of life and improves their mental well-being. Studies show that seeing and experiencing their wishes come true improves their mental health. Improvement in mental health also improves their response to treatment.

What does the wish journey of Make-A-Wish Italy consist of?

The wish journey of Make-A-Wish Italy is a beautiful one. Kids living with a critical illness are given the chance to enjoy themselves and get away from their constant hospital visits. Of course, the volunteers at Make-A-Wish ensure that they don’t compromise the kids’ medical requirements and treatment. However, they also try their best to give the wish kids and their families the best experience possible. This gives the children and their families a chance to make valuable memories with each other. The Make-A-Wish journey is designed to grant wishes to children who are living with critical illnesses.

Who is eligible for a granted wish by Make-A-Wish Italy?

Children between the ages of 3 and 18 who are eligible for their wish to be granted can apply for a wish. The kids themselves, their parents, or doctors can refer the children to us. This way, we make sure to grant wishes to all eligible children living with a critical illness in an effort to give them joy and hope. The child’s doctor is responsible for determining their medical eligibility. If they are eligible, Make-A-Wish will grant their wish and this will impact their lives in the best way possible.

How can I support Make-A-Wish Italy?

You can support Make-A-Wish in a variety of ways. You can donate money to us in the form of one-time or monthly donations. Moreover, you can volunteer at Make-A-Wish as well so you can help on the ground. This way, you can personally be involved in making the wishes of critically ill children come true.

Sarah Labelle

Sarah Labelle

Sarah Labelle is Digital Fundraising Manager at Make-A-Wish International, having joined the organization in 2022 after a previous mission in humanitarian healthcare. Sarah oversees new donor acquisitions and conversions through our digital channels. Additionally, Sarah manages the e-commerce side of the website, email marketing and strives to deliver a smooth donation process for all Make-A-Wish supporters.