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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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In the News & Blogs

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PR Newswire

Make-A-Wish® team of 16 wish kids heading to Super Bowl LIII

February 01, 2019

Wish kid Anderson skates with the Dallas Stars.

FOX 4 – Dallas

Hockey Fan’s Dream Is Reality

January 16, 2019

Wish kid Kaydence Heads to Hollywood

People Magazine

Kaydence Heads to Hollywood

December 04, 2018

Make-A-Wish

PR Newswire

Make-A-Wish® Announces New CEO

October 17, 2018

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