Recently, Make-A-Wish released new research in the form of the 2022 Wish Impact Study. The powerful results of this Wish Impact Study adds to a growing body of research demonstrating how wish-fulfillment promotes both the mental and emotional well-being of children and their families who are facing trauma stemming from a critical illness.
Children who may be eligible to receive a wish can be referred by one of four referral sources listed below:
A child who has reached the age of 2½ and is under the age of 18 at the time of referral, who has been diagnosed with a critical illness and has not received a wish from another wish-granting organization is potentially eligible for a wish.
No. Many of the children who qualify for a wish go on to lead healthy lives. We grant the wishes of medically eligible children (i.e., those diagnosed with critical illnesses — a progressive, degenerative or malignant condition that has placed the child's life in jeopardy).
To initiate the referral process for a child, visit http://md.wish.org. You can also call us at 609-271-WISH to speak with a member of our Mission Delivery team.