Why wishes?Six families around Australia will sit in a doctor's office today and be told their child has a life-threatening medical condition. Their lives will change in an instant. It's unimaginable.
Yesterday another six families received this news, and tomorrow there will be six more.
By the end of the year, more than 2,000 Australian children and teenagers will have been told that they must spend their days in and out of scary hospitals,and miss out on the everyday pleasures of childhood.
As limitations are placed around these children’s lives, things start to disappear. Their smiles, their hope for the future and their own self-belief.
Enter Make-A-Wish Australia.
At Make-A-Wish, we believe in the healing power of a wish. By putting the power back in the hands of these children and allowing them to regain some control, we can reignite their sense of hope and imagination, and give them strength to battle their illness.
We work with each child one-on-one, delving into their imagination,taking them on a carefully designed journey where they anticipate and experience their most cherished wish coming true.
The wishes of these children are truly amazing. From seeing snow for the first time, to training with a favourite footy team, or seeing a unicorn fly; each wish is as unique as the imagination of the child who makes it. And, in bringing these wishes to life, we make the impossible possible for these really sick kids and teens.
Wishes have the power to transform these children's lives. But we need your help to continue making them come true.