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Our Story

Wishes make life better for kids with life-threatening medical conditions. This simple, but powerful belief inspired the founding of Make-A-Wish® and drives everything we do.

Christopher, age 7, smiling in his official police uniform.

How it all started

Chris, 7, was diagnosed with leukemia. More than anything else, he wished to be a police officer. Caring people in his community granted his wish ... and set in motion a phenomenon that would create an unprecedented kind of charity.

Read more about Chris Greicius
Our mission

Our Mission

Make-A-Wish serves a unique, and vital, role in helping strengthen and empower children battling life-threatening medical conditions.

David A. Williams, President & Chief Executive Officer

From the President

Make-A-Wish is committed to an audacious vision of granting the wish of every eligible child ...

In the News & Blogs

T.J. got to announce the Ravens' first-round pick at the 2017 NFL Draft

Sports Illustrated

Ravens fan wishes to announce the team’s first-round draft pick

May 02, 2017

Topgolf

Topgolf

Topgolf Lighting Targets Blue for World Wish Day®

April 27, 2017

wish kid Hannah

KRQE News 13 -- Albuquerque

Volunteers make Hannah's wish come true

March 23, 2017

Robert wished to be a Navy Sailor

Pacific Daily News - Guam

Sailor for the day

March 06, 2017

Read more in the news and blogs