We've granted more wishes this summer than ever before!

Make-A-Wish UK

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We’ve had a record-breaking couple of months here at Make-A-Wish!

In July we granted 125 wishes to incredibly brave children - that’s the most we’d ever granted in a month.  Until August… when we granted even more – and managed to make 130 dreams come true for seriously ill children. That works out as about 4 wishes happening every day!

We’ve also had a very high number of seriously ill children turning to us to have their wishes granted. In August, 223 families contacted us to apply for a wish – that’s 7 different children per day wanting a wish. Find out how you can help make them all come true.

Our summer of wishes saw some incredible dreams come true for some very special children, including…

Felix, 7, ‘I wish to be Electroman!’

Seven year old Felix, from North London, is living with the extremely rare blood disorder XLD type 2 and may need a bone marrow transplant in future to stay healthy. He’s always loved electricity pylons, and wished to become his very own superhero – Electroman.

Read about how the wish came together and watch the film below:

Alex, 12, ‘I wish to meet Usain Bolt’

Alex was diagnosed with a brain tumour and has endured 5 operations to try and relieve the fluid on his brain. He’s also been through intensive radiotherapy – but has an incredibly positive attitude to life. Athlete Usain Bolt has been Alex’s hero for a long time – read about the time they met.

Wish child Alex posing with Usain Bolt

Isabella, 5, ‘I wish to be a princess’

Isabella was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia – her wish to be a princess happened on a sunny day in August. We’ll be telling you about her story soon!

isabella running in a princess dress

Taylor, 14, ‘I wish to go to Microsoft studios’

Taylor was given the diagnosis she had leukaemia on her 13th birthday. Sadly, the steroid treatment  caused her to develop Avascular Necrosis (AVN) – a condition which blocks blood supply to her joints. It’s extremely painful for Taylor. But Taylor keeps a positive attitude despite all she’s been through. She’s got ambitions to go into gaming development – and wished for a tour of Microsoft’s studios to see how it was done. Read about her inspirational story.

taylor in hospital with bag of blood

Thank you all the amazing #WishMakers that have supported us to help make this happen!