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Help Us Get Closer to Granting Wish of Every Eligible Child

Donovan wished to swim with dolphins.
March is Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month, which acknowledges the more than 3 million Americans who have hemophilia and other rare bleeding disorders. A child with hemophilia A, who is between 2 ½ and 18 years old, may be eligible for a wish.

By referring a child for a wish, you are giving him or her a chance to experience life beyond illness. In fact, wishes have proven* physical and emotional benefits that can give children with critical illnesses a higher chance of recovery. It is therefore Make-A-Wish’s mission to grant every eligible child’s wish to give them the strength they need to fight critical illness.

After a child is referred for a wish, Make-A-Wish will work with the treating physician to determine the child's eligibility for a wish. A child can be referred by:

  • A medical professional, such as a doctor, nurse, social worker or child-life specialist
  • Child’s parents or legal guardians
  • Potential wish kids themselves
  • Family members with detailed knowledge of the child's current medical condition

You have the unique ability to transform a child and family’s life during some of their most difficult trials. REFER A CHILD TODAY

*Shashani, A. Mifano, K. Czamanski-Cohen, J. (2015). The effects of the Make-A-Wish intervention on psychiatric symptoms and health-related quality of life of children with cancer: a randomized controlled trial. Quality of Life Research, 25(5), 1209-1218. Doi 10.1007/s11136-015-1148-7

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Wish Nation gives you a behind-the-scenes look at Make-A-Wish®. See how wishes come together and how they change lives forever. Hear directly from those who work or volunteer here, or those who have been transformed by a wish. And learn why we are so committed to someday granting the wish of every eligible child, every year.

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Jose Santos

My name is Rosa Santiago the reason iam writing is that my son jose is getting kimo in mass general hospital in Boston he always had a dream to go to Fenway Park to see a Red Sox game is there any way you guys can make this wish come true for him

April 03, 2018 - 12:18 PM

Cindy Goldberg

Thank you for your comment, Rosa! You can refer your son for a wish by filling out the referral form here:

April 06, 2018 - 2:40 PM

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