Every wish that Make-A-Wish® Canada grants is as personal and unique as the child who wishes it. But the impact of a wish being fulfilled is always the same – it has a profound effect on not only the child, but everyone that it touches as well.
A wish come true helps children feel stronger, more energetic, more willing and able to battle their life-threatening medical conditions. For many, the wish marks a turning point in the fight against their illnesses. Doctors, nurses and other health professionals say, the wish experience works in concert with medicine to make their patients feel better emotionally and even physically. That is why wishes matter. That is why we grant wishes.
Please read, like and share our wish stories from across the country.
Owen was born with a life-threatening and underdeveloped heart condition. As a result, he went through several open-heart surgeries and procedures since birth. But that had no impact on all the love in Owen’s little heart.
At a very young age, frequent visits to the hospital and the doctor’s was the norm for Alexis. Her illness even got in the way of school because she was either too tired or too sick to keep up. If anything kept her spirits up, it was the music of her favourite singer, Taylor Swift.
At a young age, Gavin is accustomed to spending many days and nights in a hospital bed. And yet, he never complains. When he was well enough to travel, Gavin’s mom saw the perfect opportunity to give her little boy a break.
Living with his medical condition means Alex spends most of his time confined to a wheelchair. He’s not always able to hang out with his friends. That’s why his wish was for a personal computer to keep him connected with the world.