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Who is Eligible?

A child with a critical illness 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 critical illness.

Latest Status Update

  • Yesterday, we celebrated our 5,000th granted wish here in Virginia - Tia's wish to go to Alaska. As Tia prepares for her snow-filled wish adventure, friends, family and Make-A-Wish supporters gathered to celebrate her and this exciting milestone with s'mores, and of course, SNOW! Check out the link below from our friends at 13News Now - WVEC who were there to capture the celebration and share more about Tia's journey.

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Make-A-Wish® Greater Virginia
2810 N. Parham Road
Suite 302
Richmond, VA 23294
(804) 217-9474
Toll Free (800) 234-9474