A recent survey by Make-A-Wish America recently confirmed that wishes are an important part of the treatment process. A wish come true helps children feel stronger, more energetic, more willing and able to battle their life-threatening medical conditions.
Here are just a few of the findings tell us that wishes are very important to children with life-threatening medical conditions:
- 81 percent of parents observe an increased willingness by their wish kids to comply with treatment protocols
- 92 percent of parents saw their children experience re-empowerment to take back the ability to make decisions in their lives.
- 85 percent of parents observed a decrease in their children’s anxieties or fears and 92 percent of parents observed a reduction in fear and anxiety among wish kids’ siblings.