Upon waking up from one of the chemo sessions, Elisa commented to her mother: “I already know what my wish is! I want to be a model and walk the catwalk!”.
Akif had increasing difficulty walking, up to the point where he could no longer stand up. After weeks of testing, doctors confirmed that he had leukemia.
Samuel’s greatest wish was to become an officer in the Colombian army. Samuel had a day full of joy and meaning as he got to don his own military uniform!
Six-year-old Cassandra is a bright girl who doesn’t let her cystic fibrosis get her down! She is interested in everything to do with animals.
Lilian is a very spontaneous and talkative 6-year-old from Greece who is living with leukemia. She wished for a treehouse.
Theo is five years old and lives with a rare congenital condition. He loves everything to do with construction cranes.
Thalisson is a shy little boy from west-central Brazil who, during his treatment for lymphoma, began dreaming of a trip to the beach to build sandcastles.
12-year-old Sofia was born with Rett syndrome, but her condition does not stop her from dreaming. Sofia just loves fairy tales and the company of others.
After extensive treatments, including surgery and chemotherapy, it was time for 7-year-old Darren’s wish to come true with a trip to Singapore zoo!
Saga’s life has been met with many challenges due to her cerebral hemorrhage condition. Until some years ago, Saga’s condition was so serious that she had to use a wheelchair most of the time…
Saeed is a 3-year-old boy from UAE who has been diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia. Saeed’s favorite color is green and he loves soccer…
From the age of 6, Cauã began to have difficulty walking, falling frequently. Soon after, his parents received dreadful news from the doctor…
Joel was only 4 years old when his wish was granted. Joel is crazy about the hero world and all that is super. In fact, “super” is the word that he uses the most!
Gaia is a positive and enthusiastic little girl despite everything she has endured in the last two years. In the midst of the pandemic, Gaia had to go through a tough and strenuous course of treatment that stole a little piece of her childhood.
5-year-old Eitan’s wish was to fly in a helicopter in the sky! Eitan’s wish day started when he and his family travelled to the helipad…
Emilio is a big fan of sea lions and has long wished to meet his favorite animals up close. Wearing a wetsuit, he and his two sisters went into the water together with the animals.
When the day finally arrived for Brenda’s wish to come true, she was anxious and shy, but she couldn’t hide her joy! The first stop on her special day was at the Carlos Bakery, then on to the workshop of Beca Milano, an amazing pastry chef who inspires Brenda.
Leni wished to be a princess and ride on a unicorn with her two best friends. On her wish day, they donned their best dresses and had their makeup done, to look and feel just like the princesses from their favourite movies.
Didiana’s wish was a magical adventure from start to finish, she said that she had “the best day ever!”, and it gave herself and her parents hope for brighter days ahead.
Erika is 10 years old and her wish was ‘to be a real mermaid’ with a blue and sea-green tail, just like her favorite mermaid, as she loves going swimming in the pool or at the beach.
Isabella dreamed of having her own yellow house out her back garden, where she could cuddle her kittens, cook her own yummy food, and invite her friends over to join her for a cup of tea!
18 year old Amira’s wish was to swim with sea lions. Amira has an inflammatory disease which causes her body to swell and bruise. Sometimes it is hard for her to find comfort from the pain.
7-year-old Nick, from Germany, has spent much of his life so far in hospital, away from his loved ones. Nick’s wish is to spend a day with his family at Germany’s largest theme park.
8-year-old Ailina can’t speak but you can see the pure joy she feels when she listens to music. Seeing her joy gives her family hope and relief from the daily worries of parenting a critically ill child.
Nitzan’s wish was to ‘fly in a hot air balloon’ with her family – what an amazing wish! They left early in the morning, and took off at sunrise. Nitzan felt like she was in some kind of a dream…
Elise has a big love for animals, so it was no surprise that her wish was ‘to be a zookeeper’! Her wish day started off with a picnic with her family at ‘Elephants of Asia’ in Singapore Zoo.
Naura is living with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and has been waiting almost a year for her wish to be granted. Her wish was ‘to have a kitchen playset’, as she enjoys helping her mother with the cooking.
Eva is a very brave girl living with neuroblastoma – she is not afraid of doctors, infusions or anesthesia masks. She has been undergoing treatment for most of her childhood – two years, in fact.
Javier is a professional athlete who has competed in the Pan American Games in 2019, and ranked in 4th place! He is now focusing on improving his performance and training for the next one!
Milán, aged 16, from Germany is living with collagen VI-related myopathy, but that doesn’t stop him from drawing. Check out Milán’s story and amazing artwork!
Make-A-Wish showed me that there is nothing impossible, that dreams are the engine of life and that you only need to believe, have faith and hope.
Camila, once a wish kid, and with her left leg amputated due to her illness, is now a pediatric nurse, a Make-A-Wish Chile volunteer, and a highly-performed athlete!
Simon had acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and his wish was to “fly on a two-rotor helicopter in the Italian Army”.
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Even during these uncertain times, we are still trying every possible way to grant wishes to our Wish Children, with even more creativity. This time, it’s a Drone…
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