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Our Story

Wishes make life better for kids with critical illnesses. 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.

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Our mission

Our Mission

Make-A-Wish serves a unique, and vital, role in helping strengthen and empower children battling critical illnesses.

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Make-A-Wish

PR Newswire

Make-A-Wish® Announces New CEO

October 17, 2018

Zelaya's wish to help hurricane victims in Puerto Rico

ABC 7 – Los Angeles

A wish to help hurricane victims in Puerto Rico

September 22, 2018

Padres Go All Out for wish kid Levi

MLB.COM

Padres Go All Out for Levi

September 19, 2018

Community builds girl’s dog-themed playhouse

WGN – Chicago

Community builds girl’s dog-themed playhouse

July 27, 2018

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