Make-A-Wish-Foundation

Case study curated by Vi Li

The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a  non-profit organization founded in the United States that arranges experiences described as “wishes” to children with life-threatening medical conditions. In order to qualify for a wish, the child must be between the ages of 3 and 17 years at the time of referral. It is the child’s physician that ultimately decides if a child is eligible.

I knew this project for about one year. Just from last week when I was watching a video of my favourite Youtuber, he was going out with a kid that had a wish of spending one day with the celebrity. However, I just had a chance to read about this yesterday

The national headquarters and founding chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation are in Phoenix. The organization grants wishes through its 62 chapters located throughout the U.S.

  • Their Values
  • They have a international standards of honesty, transparency and they respect the children’s wishes.
  • They are trying their best to give wish recipients the best wish experience and interaction with hope, strength and joy.
  • Their priority is children wishes.
  • They do wish their action would be an inspiration for others to bring changes to children’s lives.

In 1993. With the help of generous donors and over 40,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish has collectively granted approximately more than 415,000 wishes worldwide since 1980.

Impacting children in more than 50 countries through our 42 offices worldwide

Chris Greicius – The Wish That Inspired Make-A-Wish

Chris Greicius – The Wish That Inspired Make-A-Wish

The creation of Make-A-Wish was inspired in the U.S. in 1980 by the fulfilment of a wish of a 7-year-old boy with leukemia named Chris Greicius, who wished to be a policeman. His mother, several friends and a group of police officers, with the cooperation of the Arizona Department of Public Safety, granted his wish with a custom-made uniform, helmet, badge, and helicopter ride! After the wish, those involved were inspired and eager to bring that same hope, strength and joy they saw as a result of Chris’ wish, to more children.

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