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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

  • And that’s a wrap! Thanks for tuning in for the 14th season of #MyWish on ESPN’s SportsCenter to watch as athletes transformed the lives of wish kids. When children with critical illnesses meet their favorite athletes, they see the impossible as possible. They are inspired to feel stronger and more confident, because those they deeply admire bring them hope and encouragement at a time when they need it most – and this season showed just that. Learn more about the impact of a wish by visiting wish.org/mywish. ✨ Make-A-Wish America

Latest Tweet

  • And that’s a wrap! Thanks for tuning in for the 14th season of #MyWish on @ESPN’s @SportsCenter. Catch up on… https://t.co/wfAB08qjYN
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