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Who is Eligible?

A child with a life-threatening medical condition who has reached the age of 2½ and is younger than 18 at the time of referral is potentially eligible for a wish.

After a child is referred, Make-A-Wish® will work with the treating physician to determine the child's eligibility for a wish, i.e suffering from a progressive, degenerative or malignant condition currently placing the child's life in jeopardy. 

Our vision is to grant one wish to every eligible child. While more than 15,300 wishes were granted across the United States last year alone, this reached only half of the eligible children diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition.

Latest Status Update

  • For Mike and Ginia, Make-A-Wish was a way to help others. They had granted wishes together, and she had served as an Iowa chapter board member. Make-A-Wish was already part of the family’s lives. But Mike and Ginia would soon discover first-hand what a wish experience can do for a family that’s exhausted and dispirited, when their own son's wish was granted. (Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties)

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2810 N. Parham Road
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Richmond, VA 23294
(804) 217-9474
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