Children like Evie-Mai need people like you | Make-A-Wish
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Help us grant more life-changing wishes this spring

By giving a gift this Spring, whether big or small, you'll help us reach even more children than ever before. Children like six-year-old Evie-Mai who wished to visit her favourite Uncle David in Sweden. Evie-Mai used to be a boisterous little tomboy but all that changed when she was diagnosed with Wilms, a type of kidney cancer, in 2017.

Evie-Mai’s fight with cancer

Mum, Rebecca, told us “As a parent, I blamed myself. I couldn’t understand how this thing was so big inside Evie and I missed it. I was second guessing everything - was there something I could have done to stop this or to find it earlier? It turns out Wilms can be present from birth and it’s a ticking time bomb – there’s no way of telling how long Evie’s watermelon-sized tumour was growing for.

Evie fought through intense chemotherapy, followed by surgery. The scarring was much worse than doctors expected, and her pain was so strong that they gave her an epidural. When her hair began falling out, that was the hardest thing to explain to her. The illness changed her whole personality.”

Evie-Mai’s wish came true thanks to people like you

“Evie said everything felt big and uncrowded – a world away from the busy hospital. She had so much fun in Sweden, and her confidence grew. She is a totally different girl now, worry-free and happy.”

For a desperately ill child like Evie-Mai, a wish is life-changing and transformational. 

When a child turns to us, we take them on a carefully structured Wish Journey. The whole Wish Journey – from wish capture, to building anticipation to lasting memories, aids physical and emotional healing. Building resilience and helping children to better cope with their critical illness.

We couldn't do it without you

Thanks to our generous supporters, last year we granted the One True Wish of more than 1,000 seriously ill children!

This is more children and families than we have ever managed to support in one year, but there is still a long way to go before we are able to reach all the families who need us.

If you are able to give a gift this Spring please click the link below to donate