The holidays are a time like no other, when we remember the magic of what it is to be a child. This year especially, many of us will feel a sense of hope and joy we haven’t known for a very long time as we reconnect with family and friends to celebrate traditions together. But for children with critical illnesses, a life of uncertainty remains where hospital stays, doctor’s visits and painful treatments are their “normal”, even during the holiday season.

The COVID-19 pandemic has added to these challenges, forcing the necessary cancellation of many public fundraising activities and resulting in thousands of wishes waiting to be granted. While we have found creative ways to grant many wishes safely, there are still so many children who are waiting for their wishes as we await safer times.

Children like Olivia, who was diagnosed with cancer at three years old and underwent surgery to remove her right ovary, followed by an intense chemotherapy protocol. Her wish is one of the thousands impacted by the pandemic and she can’t wait for it to be granted. “To me,” she says, “it means the opportunity to have my greatest dream come true. After being so sick, a wish will give me and my family something to cherish and remember for the rest of our lives!”

This holiday season, you can Spark Joy and Create Hope for children with critical illnesses.

Donate And Help Create Hope For The Holidays

Your donation will transform lives. This holiday season, YOU can spark joy with a wish – and create hope for children with critical illnesses.

Hudson & Harrison

Donate Today And Help Create Hope For The Holidays

Hudson & Harrison

Your donation will transform lives. This holiday season, YOU can spark joy with a wish – and create hope for children with critical illnesses.

E-Card

Send An E-Card To Family And Friends

Send a holiday e-card to show your loved ones that you’re thinking of them this holiday season. Primarily designed by talented wish kid artists, every e-card you purchase will count as a donation, and you will receive a tax-deductible receipt for the entire amount of your purchase.

Send An E-Card To Family And Friends

E-Card

Send a holiday e-card to show your loved ones that you’re thinking of them this holiday season. Primarily designed by talented wish kid artists, every e-card you purchase will count as a donation, and you will receive a tax-deductible receipt for the entire amount of your purchase.

Create Your Own Fundraiser

Be a part of the magic this holiday season at home, at the office or within your community by fundraising for Make-A-Wish® Canada. Organize your own office parties or bake your favourite treats. You have the power to make a difference in the lives of wish children in your community this holiday season!

Carter

Create Your Own Fundraiser

Carter

Be a part of the magic this holiday season at home, at the office or within your community by fundraising for Make-A-Wish® Canada. Organize your own office parties or bake your favourite treats. You have the power to make a difference in the lives of wish children in your community this holiday season!

Jessy

Become A Monthly Donor

Sign up as a Make-A-Wish monthly donor and help provide sustainable funding year round – after all, there are still so many children hoping for their wish to come true every day of the year.

Become A Monthly Donor

Jessy

Sign up as a Make-A-Wish monthly donor and help provide sustainable funding year round – after all, there are still so many children hoping for their wish to come true every day of the year.

Your Impact on Wish Children And Their Families

In their greatest time of need, kids with critical illnesses have faced unbelievable isolation – often spending time with only one parent at a time or not seeing siblings for weeks or even months. For many of these children, the promise of a wish is a bright ray of hope.

Just like wish child Aeriyle. Aeriyle was diagnosed with leukemia when she was five years old. After months of hospital visits and a COVID-19 scare in their household, there was very little joy in their lives. For as long as her parents can remember, Aeriyle dreamt of having an English Bulldog to love and cuddle. Thanks to generous donors, they welcomed Cujos into their home and it was like Christmas in July. As the holidays approach, the family is looking forward to making joyful new memories, and Cujos will be a big part of those.

There are so many more children like Aeriyle who hope their wishes will come true and their holidays will be full of joy this year. Creating hope for brighter days is something we all have the power to do. There is no time to waste for these children and their families – they are counting on all of us.

Aerilye

Your Impact on Wish Children And Their Families

Aerilye

In their greatest time of need, kids with critical illnesses have faced unbelievable isolation – often spending time with only one parent at a time or not seeing siblings for weeks or even months. For many of these children, the promise of a wish is a bright ray of hope.

Just like wish child Aeriyle. Aeriyle was diagnosed with leukemia when she was five years old. After months of hospital visits and a COVID-19 scare in their household, there was very little joy in their lives. For as long as her parents can remember, Aeriyle dreamt of having an English Bulldog to love and cuddle. Thanks to generous donors, they welcomed Cujos into their home and it was like Christmas in July. As the holidays approach, the family is looking forward to making joyful new memories, and Cujos will be a big part of those.

There are so many more children like Aeriyle who hope their wishes will come true and their holidays will be full of joy this year. Creating hope for brighter days is something we all have the power to do. There is no time to waste for these children and their families – they are counting on all of us.

“The best prescription I’ve ever given is a wish.”

Dr. Jeremy Friedman
Medical Advisor for Make-A-Wish Canada
Paediatrician and professor at a world-renowned children’s hospital

Dr .Friedman

“The best prescription I’ve ever given is a wish.”

Dr .Friedman

Dr. Jeremy Friedman
Medical Advisor for Make-A-Wish Canada
Paediatrician and professor at a world-renowned children’s hospital

You can Spark Joy and Create Hope for children with critical illnesses this holiday season.

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