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The Make-A-Wish Story

Christopher, age 7, smiling in his official police uniform.

How it all started

Chris, 7, was diagnosed with leukemia. More than anything else, he wished to be a police officer. Caring people in his community granted his wish ... and set in motion a phenomenon that would create an unprecedented kind of charity.

Read more about Chris Greicius
Wish kid Noella

How We Grant Wishes

There are four steps to granting a wish. Each step builds on the next and creates amazing experiences that delight wish kids and their families.

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Local & Global Structure

Make-A-Wish® is one united family, but also a collection of independently chartered nonprofits committed to a shared vision and mission.

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Latest Status Update

  • Wish Kid Mikaela traveled from Make A Wish Puerto Rico for her wish to see snow in Maine! The Snow Queen, Miss Maine Marybeth Noonan, welcomed her yesterday and they made paper snowflakes and decorated a crown together. Thank you Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Maine for hosting! Stay tuned for today's adventure at Sunday River.

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  • RT @StacyVarney2: Robyn Moore - Aussie, wish granter & amazing lady! "Live with urgency before the emergency" @makeawishmaine https://t.co…
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