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Atticus’s Wildhood Wish Comes True

Six-year-old Atticus has a serious neurological condition and requires constant care and attention. He began having seizures at just four-and-a-half months old and continues to have several seizures a day.

“I don’t know how we do it sometimes, but we do. We put one foot in front of the other...

Victoria's wish helps her overcome her fears

Victoria was born with a severe blood disorder that causes periodic episodes of pain in her bones, chest and abdomen. The pain varies in intensity and can last up to a few weeks. She lives in constant fear of being hospitalized when her medical condition worsens.

To take her mind...

Tyler's wish proved he can do anything

In 2012, 16-year-old Tyler played AAA hockey and dreamed of playing professionally. His goal was put on hold indefinitely after discovering that he had a form of soft tissue cancer, resulting in eight months of chemotherapy and the amputation of his left leg.

Tyler and his family were devastated by...

Nicholas's Ontario Adventure

Nicholas has an infectious smile that radiates when telling stories, especially stories about his adventures with his siblings. Nicholas was born with cystic fibrosis. This critical illness causes serious lung and digestive complications, which makes it hard for him to go on a lot of adventures like other kids his...

Cheyenne's wish brings her closer to family

Volunteers, Jen and Wayne, are partners in life and in wish granting. They’ve helped create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses for several years now and recently, they told us the story of Cheyenne’s incredible wish.

Cheyenne lives with a rare disease that has resulted in multiple health complications,...

Kate's wish helps her chase her goals

Kate is an athletic teen who loves to get her endorphins from biking and running. She has enjoyed competing in biathlons and her latest goal is to one day participate in a triathlon for the first time.

Kate struggles with her critical illness, cystic fibrosis, which requires daily physiotherapy to...

Kabrel becomes a racing champion

Kabrel’s childhood hasn’t been as carefree as that of other kids he knows. He lives with a metabolic disorder that affects his daily life and means that he has to think about his health more than most 12 year olds would.

When Make-A-Wish volunteers visited Kabrel to talk about what...

Jillian's Hollywood adventure makes her feel like a star

Jillian is a thoughtful teenager with a big heart. Her favourite activities are playing ringette, practicing the piano and saxophone, and reading and writing. Jillian has a full life with a loving family, but her rare metabolic disorder has made life very challenging. She deals with extreme exhaustion, difficulty eating...

A Holiday Wish-Come True for Vonn

Vonn lives with a hematologic disorder and regularly spends time in the hospital and travels to meet with specialists for his condition. He was waiting for a bone marrow transplant when Make-A-Wish asked him what he would wish for if he could have anything in the world. Vonn only wanted...

Natasia's wish was the perfect escape

Natasia is her parent’s little angel, and as a child, she was full of life and spirit. However, when she was two, Natasia developed leukemia – a cancer of the blood.  

The diagnosis was devastating for Natasia’s parents. “It leaves you empty, afraid, speechless – you can’t believe it’s...

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