What We Do at Make A Wish Foundation

We make the cherished wishes of children and teenagers battling life-threatening medical conditions come true.

A wish is vital. We carefully design each one to build anticipation and resilience to help a child in the fight for their health.

Wishes give seriously ill kids hope for the future, strength to face the challenges of their illness and joy from their incredible wish experience.

“The granting of his wish was the turning point during his treatment. Suddenly he had something to look forward to.”

– Wish mum

Key facts

> We’ve been granting wishes since 1985.

Since we started, we’ve brought 8,500+ incredible wishes to life.

We currently grant around 500 wishes a year.

Each day, six families across Australia receive the news that their child has a serious illness.

That’s 2,000 really sick kids and teens who need the healing power of a wish. We need to grant four times the number of wishes if we are to reach every seriously ill child.

We don’t receive any government funding – without our supporters, wishes simply wouldn’t be able to come true.

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