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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.

Timmia takes a Disney Cruise

Wish Impact

Wishes can help improve a child's quality of life.

Why Wishes Matter
Samantha in Jamaica

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 Mason with family and Adam Eaton

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.

Tiahna visits South Africa

I Wish to Go

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

Alondra's Room Makeover

I Wish to Have

Wishes for computers, tree houses, pets and more

Allison & Moana become fast friends on her Hawaiian adventure - Photo by Wittich Photography

I Wish to Meet

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

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Make-A-Wish® Illinois
640 North LaSalle Drive
Suite 280
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 602-9474
Toll Free (800) 978-9474