Every wish experience begins with a referral.
We rely on wish referrals from caring individuals to help us reach more kids with critical illnesses every year and grant them a wish that changes lives, forever. The eligibility consideration process is initiated when a wish referral inquiry is submitted to the local chapter. Learn more about who is eligible for a wish, who can refer a child and how the referral process works.
A child with a critical illness who has reached the age of 2½ and is younger than 18 at the time of referral is potentially eligible for a wish.
Potential wish kids, medical professionals, parents, legal guardians and family members with detailed knowledge of the child's current medical condition can initiate the referral process.
The child's imagination is always the driving force in determining, designing and coordinating the wish experience. Wish requests typically fall into one of five categories, but every wish is unique and powerful.
You may use our online inquiry form, or contact your local chapter, to get more information about referring a child who lives in the United States or one of its territories.
Share our online inquiry form with someone who can refer a child who lives in the United States or one of its territories.
To refer a Maine child directly to our local chapter, or for questions about our referral process, please contact:
Program Services Coordinator
February 24, 2018
May 17, 2018
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