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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  • Perla

    7 years old

    North London

    Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

    Brandon

    11 years old

    Wales

    Auto-inflammatory syndrome

    April

    7 years old

    Wrexham

    Hurler's syndrome

    Joel

    11 years old

    Worcestershire

    Crohn's disease

    Rhianna

    17 years old

    Hampshire

    Mastocytosis and complications

    Caden

    8 years old

    County Antrim

    Aplastic anaemia

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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.