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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

  • Moments after his wish to become a published author of a children’s book was granted, Christopher was overcome with joy. Battling cancer, the 18-year-old wrote "The Giant Who Played Checkers" in hopes of bringing "a little bit of peace" to other children during their hospital stays at Children's Health in Dallas, Texas. Christopher wants every child enduring illnesses to know that "it’s going to be okay!" (Make-A-Wish North Texas)

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2810 N. Parham Road
Suite 302
Richmond, VA 23294
(804) 217-9474
Toll Free (800) 234-9474