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Wish Impact

Research shows, and physicians agree, a wish can help improve a child’s quality of life and produce better health outcomes. These life-changing wishes replace fear with confidence, sadness with joy and anxiety with hope – helping children battling critical illnesses see the impossible as possible.

Hear from doctors about why they include wishes as part of their treatment plan for children with critical illnesses.
The beauty of Make-A-Wish is incredibly simple. It is that intangible object that I can’t order from the pharmacy – I cannot write a prescription for. ”

— Kendall Brown, MD

Who Can Refer a Child?

  • Children being treated for a critical illness
  • Parents or legal guardians
  • Medical professionals (typically a doctor, nurse, social worker or child-life specialist)
  • Family members with detailed knowledge of the child's medical condition

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Chicago, IL 60654
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