Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Since its founding in 1980 in Phoenix, Arizona, Make-A-Wish strives to grant a wish to every qualified child referred.
Wishes are more than just a nice thing. And they are far more than gifts, or singular events in time. Wishes impact everyone involved – wish kids, volunteers, donors, sponsors, medical professionals and communities. The impact varies. For wish kids, just the act of making their wish come true can give them the courage to comply with their medical treatments. Parents might finally feel like they can be optimistic. And still others might realize all they have to offer the world through volunteer work or philanthropy.
Make-A-Wish® North Texas serves 161 counties throughout East, West and North Texas and has granted more than 7,500 wishes to date. Make-A-Wish strives to provide the wish child and family with special memories of joy and laughter, which are a welcome respite from hospitals, doctors and treatment programs. In 2013, Make-A-Wish North Texas granted 530 wishes at an average value of $7,700.
To learn more, please visit www.ntx.wish.org