Wish stories

There are children waiting for their wish who need your help

The number of children in the UK who are eligible for a wish has doubled in the last 15 years, and it's set to increase*.

You can help us reach more children with serious illnesses by donating, or by helping to grant a wish in your community.

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Scroll down to see some of the wishes we've granted and how they've made a life-changing difference, to help the whole family feel better.

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  • Chloe

    12 years old

    Solihull

    Kostmann syndrome

    Lukasz

    11 years old

    Musselburgh

    Renal failure

    Sophie

    15 years old

    Liphook

    Spinal muscular atrophy

    Harrison

    7 years old

    Newcastle-under-Lyme

    Quadriplegic cerebral palsy

    Hayley

    18 years old

    Glasgow

    Tetralogy of Fallot

    Gracie

    9 years old

    Rochester

    Severe epilepsy

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    * The report “Estimating Current and Future Prevalence of Children and Young People who would be eligible for the Make-A-Wish Foundation” was published in November 2020 with research by Deborah Gibson-Smith, Stuart Jarvis & Lorna Fraser from the Department of Health Sciences, University of York & by Paul Norman from the School of Geography, University of Leeds.