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Every year, nearly 1,200 children in Illinois are newly diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. Make-A-Wish® believes that wishes are an important part of the overall care and treatment of these children. Each wish offers the opportunity for a joyous, life-changing experience.

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Since 1985, Make-A-Wish Illinois has granted more than 14,000 wishes to children across the state with the support of 1,700 volunteers and numerous donors and other supporters.

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  • 12-year-old Mason has always wanted to be a part of a team. After being diagnosed with a congenital heart condition, Mason's wish was to be a part of the Chicago White Sox. By joining the White Sox, he experienced strength and resilience. Children with critical illnesses like Mason need your help to band together to give the gift of a wish. Join Make-A-Wish's Wish Warriors by starting a fundraiser or donating today. Join our Wish Warriors: illinois.wish.org/WishWarriors Donate to our Wish Warriors fundraiser: illinois.wish.org/wishwarriorsdonate Read more about Mason's wish: http://illinois.wish.org/wishes/wish-stories/to-be/mason_whitesox
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