Nathan wished to be a paleontologist
a message from his momThank You for Carissa's Wish
the note from her parentsThank you from Vasia
his letterShelton's Disney Wish
a reflection from his momMichael's Wish Come True
mothers feelings for what Make-A-Wish didGiGi's wish experience
the heartwarming letter from her mom
Recently, Kaitlin completed her sophomore service project volunteering at the Foundation. "She knew when Kaitlin chose the Make-A-Wish Foundation for her project she struck gold. With her love for children, helping others and nurturing manner this was the perfect place for her. Special thanks to the MAW staff for changing lives every day. You certainly make the world a better place. THANK YOU for allowing Kaitlin to be a part of such a wonderful Foundation.”
"Giving our families something outside the realm of what we can provide to them at the hospital is an honor. Often we focus on helping them understand the medical and financial issues; it is easy to forget the importance of finding joy. Our friends at the Make-A-Wish Foundation help us achieve this. They work with the families and the children we serve to ensure the childhood is not set aside for the illness. What a wonderful gift to provide to the children our facility serves - this is why we have and will continue to refer our families to The Make-A-Wish Foundation."
Sharon McLain MSSA, LSW
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Social Worker
Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, Cleveland, OH
"When we share a diagnosis with a family, all the challenges they will encounter are foremost on their minds. I hope to bring them so much more then just that diagnosis - a sense of control, a plan for moving forward, and a bit of joy which is wrapped up in the words Make-A-Wish. I speak with our patients after their experience with the Foundation and am awed by how much joy they express to me. Their wishes bring them such comfort during a time of so many unknowns. I feel fortunate to share the magic of a wish with them."
Dr. Mark Ranalli
Columbus Children's Hospital
"After learning about my wish the conversation in my room changed from the melancholy sympathies to excited plans for a good wish. That change alone was, for me, a priceless gift. It took my mind off the horrors that currently faced my life. It took my thoughts away from the pain and anxieties, and placed them on happy visions. It was like a door through which I could mentally escape, leaving cancer behind."
"We cannot thank the organization enough for allowing our son to be a child again. The look on is face throughout the entire week was one of pure happiness. We owe it all to the wonderful people at the Make-A-Wish Foundation!"
Mother of wish child Patrick
“Caleb’s week long extravaganza at Give Kids the World Village along with Sea World, Universal Studios and Walt Disney World was the best week of his life!! We had an incredible 157 and half hours!...There us no way to put into words how grateful we are to have had this experience. Not one detail was overlooked, before we had the chance to need something, it was waiting for us.”