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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  • Jack

    10 years old

    Sunderland

    Sanfilippo syndrome

    Riley

    Christopher

    15 years old

    Newcastle

    Marfan syndrome

    Sam

    14 years old

    Newcastle

    Complex Severe Bronchiectasism

    Hayden

    5 years old

    Northumberland

    Metabolic conditions

    Ty

    9 years old

    Newcastle

    Duchenne muscular dystrophy

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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.