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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 13,000 wishes to children across the state with the support of 1,400 volunteers and numerous donors and other supporters.

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  • Ava was diagnosed with a life-threatening seizure condition when she was only a week old. Through her treatments at Cadence Health, Ava was referred to Make-A-Wish by her nurse, Kathryn. Ava was excited to tell Make-A-Wish that she would like to have a furry companion who could be her side at all times.
Make-A-Wish® Illinois
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Chicago, IL 60654
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