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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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  • JoJo Siwa met wish kids Melanie, Debbie, Samira and Meera at VidCon 2018 🌟🎀 (Make-A-Wish Illinois, Make-A-Wish Wyoming, Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida, Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles) Make-A-Wish gave several wish kids the opportunity to meet their favorite YouTubers at VidCon 2018. The annual, online-video convention, held June 20-23, 2018 at the Anaheim Convention Center, drew more than 400 of the most innovative and influential YouTube creators to perform, discuss, and connect with the more than 30,000+ attendees at the three-day event. Watch more VidCon 2018 videos: http://bit.ly/VidCon2018MAW
Make-A-Wish® Illinois
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Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 602-9474
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