The Power of a Wish®
Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with a critical illness.
"Sometimes it is overwhelming when I think that our magical experience was due to the kindness of strangers. Our son Luke, although only three years-old, is a fighter. I know now he fights harder knowing that people out there are caring for his well-being. Thank you for giving. You give of yourself and it touches others." ~ Wish mom
THE POWER OF A WISH®
* 98% of Wish Kids gained an increase desire to give back or help others.
* 81% of parents observe an increased willingness by their kids to comply with treatment protocols.
* 74% of wish parents observed that the wish marked a turning point in their children's response to treatment.
* 88% of health care professionals believe a wish can positively affect a wish kids' physical health.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
A child with a critical illness who has reached the age of 2½ and is younger than 18 at the time of referral is potentially eligible for a wish.
WHO CAN REFER A CHILD?
Potential wish kids, medical professionals, parents, legal guardians and family members with detailed knowledge of the child's current medical condition can initiate the referral process.
WHAT CAN A CHILD WISH FOR?
The child's imagination is always the driving force in determining, designing and coordinating the wish experience. Wish requests typically fall into one of five categories, but every wish is unique and powerful.
REFERRAL INQUIRY FORM
You may use our online inquiry form, or contact your local chapter, to get more information about referring a child who lives in the United States or one of its territories.
SHARE THE REFERRAL INQUIRY FORM
Share our online inquiry form with someone who can refer a child who lives in the United States or one of its territories.
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Grand Sierra Resort
2500 East Second Street
Reno, NV 89595
7:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
The Jacqueline Klaich Family
Make-A-Wish® Northeastern & Central California and Northern Nevada's mission is to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.
Every 34 minutes Make-A-Wish grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a critical illness in the United States and its territories. We believe that a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides us in everything we do. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve.