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THE MAKE-A-WISH® STORY

Make-A-Wish® is the legacy of Chris Greicius, a 7-year-old boy from Phoenix. His police officer wish inspired an unprecedented kind of charity.

Christopher, age 7, smiling in his official police uniform.

How it all started

Chris, 7, was diagnosed with leukemia. More than anything else, he wished to be a police officer. Caring people in his community granted his wish ... and set in motion a phenomenon that would create an unprecedented kind of charity.

Read more about Chris Greicius
Our mission

Our Mission

Make-A-Wish serves a unique, and vital, role in helping strengthen and empower children battling critical illnesses.

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How We Grant Wishes

There are four steps to granting a wish. Each step builds on the next and creates amazing experiences that delight wish kids and their families.

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Local & Global Structure

Make-A-Wish® is one united family, but also a collection of independently chartered nonprofits committed to a shared vision and mission.

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Latest Status Update

  • This is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Research shows that wishes can give kids the edge they need to battle their illnesses. Be There for kids fighting cancer. Help give children everything they need to fight their illnesses. http://ow.ly/2nbr30lFnCH

Latest Tweet

  • 12 year odd Kaydence, from Meridian, her wish was to be an actress. She is thrilled to be on her way to Hollywood.… https://t.co/IkF1H0Rtzr
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