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Checkoff "Wishes for Sick Children"

Checkoff "Wishes for Sick Children" this tax Season

A wish is powerful medicine. We've known anecdotally about the power of a wish and now a first-of-its-kind study is opening the door to possibilites of medical and financial benefits. The study found children who received a wish were hospitalized less in the first year following their wish being granted. 

Every year, hundreds of children battling critical illnesses in Ohio are granted their heartfelt wish. But, for every wish we grant, another child is waiting to experience the transformational power of a wish. This tax season, you can help close the “wish gap.” 

You can donate all or a portion of your 2018 state income tax refund by taking a few simple steps:

  • Check off the “Wishes for Sick Children” fund on line 26b of your 2018 Ohio income tax return form 1040 or ask your tax preparer to do so on your behalf
  • Indicate an amount for the one-time voluntary donation you would like to give
  • File your return by April 15, 2019
  • If you are not expecting a refund, but would like to donate to Make-A-Wish, you may do so by clicking here. 

Checkoff "Wishes for Sick Children" this tax Season


6-year-old Isaac was born with multiple congenital heart defects and underwent a heart transplant when he was just four months old. His one true wish to be a zookeeper for a day was granted last year. He got a VIP zoo tour, pet the penguins and even touched a giraffe, his favorite animal!

A new study from Nationwide Children’s Hospital Section Chief of Pediatric Neurology Dr. Anup Patel found children like Isaac who experience a life-changing wish have fewer unplanned hospitalizations and, shorter hospital stays.

Simply put, a wish helps children, families and communities heal. We need YOUR help to grant the wish of every eligible child in Ohio.

Checkoff "Wishes for Sick Children" this tax Season

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