Join the Wishes Are Waiting Challenge and
help us grant 40 wishes from coast to coast this summer.
Thank you to our generous partner, the Sofina Foundation.
Donations will be matched (up to $150,000),
which doubles the impact of your support.
Wishes are waiting, and every hour three new children are diagnosed with a critical illness. The need for wishes is growing! We know that children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight their illness, and it often marks a turning point in their treatment.
Did you know over 70% of children’s wishes involve travel? With the pandemic, we had to put travel wishes on hold and many wish kids are waiting for their wish to be granted. We are now granting international travel again and there is no time to waste!
Every day, wish kids face extreme challenges. Physical pain, hospital stays, medical procedures, lengthy treatments, and doctor visits are a part of life for a child with a critical illness. It allows families to bond and regain a sense of positivity and hope. A wish is often a turning point in a child’s treatment.
With the support of our generous donors, we have granted over 900 wishes since October 1st and have granted over 37,667 life-changing wishes since 1987. But we still have over 4,000 children waiting for their wish. That is why the Wishes are Waiting Challenge is so important.
For wish children and their families, having hope for a better day while facing challenging circumstances helps them persevere through lengthy hospital stays, doctor’s visits and painful treatments. A travel wish gives a child renewed energy and strength and brings families closer together.
Connor was diagnosed with cancer in August 2022 when they discovered a tumor on his rib. Connor needed surgery followed by chemotherapy. Now his treatment is almost over, and he is looking forward to some fun with his family far away from a hospital bed.
Nine-year-old Abigale woke up throbbing in pain. Tests revealed she had leukemia and Abigale began intensive chemotherapy for the next two and a half years. During her treatment, she dreamed of becoming a princess. Now this wish is close to coming true!
Aisha was just 18 months old when she was diagnosed with leukemia. She faced countless rounds of chemotherapy and blood transfusions. Aisha is now 7 years old and so excited for her wish.
Help us grant 40 new travel wishes for kids from coast to coast this summer.
Donate now to the Wishes Are Waiting Challenge!