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Make A Wish Foundation

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Foundation Background History The First Wish Christopher James Greicius 7 years old dreamed of becoming a police officer “They thought that if one boy's wish could create such happiness, maybe they could do the same for other children.” Founders: first unofficial wish granting treated for leukemia in 1980 Their Mission To serve children with life-threatening medical conditions Wishing How Do Children Make a Wish? referrals Eligibility 4 Types of Wishes I wish to have I wish to go I wish to meet I wish to be Shelby “I wish to go to Paris to study artwork.” Goal: fund other wishes now 17 years old Her goal was accomplished 4 times over! Getting Involved How You Can Help! Donations Volunteer Sponsor Accomplishments Heather Miller diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma in 2008 Huge Pittsburg Steeler's fan
Her favorite player is Casey Hampton "I wish to be a Pittsburg Steeler for a day." Celebrities That
Are Involved George Lopez The Office Cast Beyonce Isaiah (16) was diagnosed with acute lymphoblast leukemia.
Lopez drove from his home to Isaiah's home on Easter Sunday.
Soon after Isaiah's wish was granted, he passed away.
Lopez recently received the Chris Greicius Celebrity Award. Anna (16) was diagnosed with hyperplasia
She got to hang out with the whole cast for the day and watch them shoot two scenes for their show.
She says they were all very down to earth, she also got the chance to sit in Steve Carell's desk on the show. Zykia (12) has Fallot's Tetralogy, a congenital heart malformation.
Zykia rode to the concert in a stretch limo and could forget about her condition for just one night.
Beyonce has been a huge giver to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and is one of the top celebrities to meet of children's wishes. Dayna "I wish to have a Kenwood stereo with dual tape decks, a six CD changer, turn-table and some very large speakers." Wish granted in 1991
She was 17 years old "I chose this wish because I did not believe I was going to die, and I wanted something that I could always have. I still have my stereo, and even though it was 17 years ago, it still has great sound!" She's still alive and has been in remission for 17 years Sean “ I wish to go on a Disney cruise” 9 years old
went on a 4 day cruise on the Disney Wonder
Sean's idol, Aaron Carter was on the ship
"This was the best vacation of my life!" 188,938 wishes have been granted
= 1 every 40 minutes We rely on medical professionals, parents and children themselves for referrals. Children who have reached the age of 2½ and are under the age of 18 at the time of referral who have not received a wish from another wish-granting organization may be eligible candidates for a wish.

Referral Medical eligibility We decide whether a child is medically eligible with the help of the treating doctor. To receive a wish, the child must be diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition – defined as a progressive, degenerative or malignant condition that has placed the child’s life in jeopardy. Finding the true wish We send one of our wish teams to learn the child’s wish. These passionate volunteers connect with wish children and help explore their imaginations to find them something that will inspire them.

Creating joy Our wish granters create an unforgettable experience based on the child’s creativity. It’s an incredible experience that improves not just the lives of the children and their families, but often an entire community
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