Wishes

Wishes are important not only in the moment in time they are granted, but for their lasting gifts of hope, strength and joy to wish children, their families and the communities who support them.

Taylor's Signing Wish

Facts About Wishes

Wishes can be life-changing experiences for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Facts About Wishes
Share Your Wish Story

Have you had a Make-A-Wish® experience?

Share your personal recollections about a Make-A-Wish® experience.

Have you had a Make-A-Wish® experience? Tell us about it.
Wish child Marquise

I Wish to Be

A ballerina, a rock star, a reporter ... a wish to "be" offers endless possibilities in the minds of our wish children.

Lilyanna

I Wish to Go

Each year, about 70 percent of all wishes granted by Make-A-Wish Illinois involve travel.

Zachary's Treehouse

I Wish to Have

Wishes for computers, tree houses, pets and more

Aidan goes to the Pro Bowl

I Wish to Meet

A favorite singer, cartoon character, sports star or celebrity.

Make-A-Wish® Illinois
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Suite 280
Chicago, IL 60654
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