Ryan's wish to be a police officer
It takes a whole #WishForce to bring unforgettable wishes to life and in Ryan's case, a whole police force, too! Watch how police officers from across Brisbane made the 14-year-old's dream come true when he joined them for a day.
Ryan, 14, Ewing's sarcoma - I wish to learn about the Police Force and experience being a real officer.
Make-A-Wish are such an important part of a child's cancer journey, in a time where there is so much negative, pain, sadness and isolation, a wish gives hope and some happy memories to look back on.Louise Ryan's mum
The Wish Journey
How a wish comes to life
Make-A-Wish volunteers visit each child to capture their greatest wish, getting to the heart of what kids truly want and why. This profound insight is part of what makes Make-A-Wish unique, giving children full creative control and helping to shape their entire Wish Journey.
Back at Make-A-Wish HQ, we partner with families, volunteers and medical teams to design the ultimate wish experience - and start rallying our partners and supporters to help make it happen.
In the lead up to the wish, we take each child on a journey designed to build excitement and provide a welcome distraction from medical treatment. Anticipation can be incredibly powerful, helping to calm, distract and inspire sick kids at a time they need it most.
When the moment finally arrives, children get to experience their greatest wish come true - it's everything they've imagined and more. Pinch yourself, and don't forget to take a breath and enjoy every precious moment!
Wish impact studies show that a child's wish lives on, long after the moment. A wish gives more than just hope – with an incredible and lasting effect on the lives of sick kids, their families and wider communities.