As a member of the Make-A-Wish Family, you know that wishes don’t happen with the flick of a wand at Make-A-Wish. It takes the collective muscle of donors, sponsors, in-kind supporters, medical professionals, and volunteers – people like you – pooling resources together to make the impossible, possible. And with more and more doctors telling us that kids with critical illnesses need a wish to better equip them fight their conditions, we need help to close the ‘wish gap.’ Right now, we’re only able to grant wishes to one out of every two eligible children.
Here are two ways you can show your muscle and help kids battling critical illnesses in celebration of World Wish Day April 29.
- Accept the #ArmWrestleChallenge. The challenge is simple: face a friend in an arm wrestling match with something sticky on each side of each of your hands (the messier, the more fun). Loser donates to Make-A-Wish, or winner donates to Make-A-Wish and loser donates double. Get it on camera to post on social media to challenge others to the #armwrestlechallenge.
- Please donate. Do it for kids like Ari, Jaeden and Grayson.
Ari is an adventurous 4-year-old who loves playing outside and wishes to have a swing set of his own. A swing set would allow Ari to enjoy the freedom and fresh air of playing outside, away from the stress of doctors and medical treatments for his brain cancer. Click here to help wishes like Ari’s wish come true.
Grayson is a caring 8-year-old who loves the great outdoors and has a brain malfunction. Recognizing the healing power that playing outside has given him, his wish is to have a handicap accessible playground so that others can do the same. Click here to help kids like Grayson help others.
Jaeden is a fun-loving 17-year-old who wishes to go to Paris, France with her family. A trip to Paris would help Jaeden take her mind off her recent ovarian cancer diagnosis and create memories that will give her and her family hope, strength and joy for a long time to come. Click here to send kids like Jaeden on life-changing trips.
Remember, even a small contribution can transform the lives of children with critical illnesses. Other ways to help include volunteering, contributing financially, donating frequent flier miles, or remembering Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana in your planned giving.
When a wish is granted, a child replaces fear with confidence, sadness with joy and anxiety with hope. Show your muscle and help Make-A-Wish change grant wishes today.