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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.

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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

  • Thank you to all who came out to Walk for Wishes! It was an amazing night, filled with hope, strength and joy! None of it would have been possible without you, our amazing community. Special you to our partners: Spectrum Healthcare Partners and Trusted Choice! Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses #WalkForWishes

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  • May is #CysticFibrosis Awareness Month, & we celebrate the many wish kids who bravely battle CF every day, like wis… https://t.co/ayr6aIJKyW
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