The difference that a happy moment can have in a child’s life is amazing to see, and when your child is facing difficulties with their health, these moments become a cherished memory that will allow them to become child again, not having to face the weight of the world. The Make A Wish Foundation has been making a difference in the lives of children with life threatening medical conditions since the first wish was granted in 1980, and from there it has grown to become a world wide organization impacting the lives of thousands of children along the way. The Make A Wish BC and Yukon chapter has been a leader in our province, granting wishes of all kinds to children who are in need of a moment to be a kid again.
More info: Just one wish can make a difference, and in Phoenix, Arizona in 1980, the wish to be a police officer that U.S Customs Officer Tommy Austin put together for 7 year old Christopher James Greicius started a world wide movement and the foundation for the Make A Wish Foundation. With wish themes such as I Wish to Be, I Wish to Go, I Wish to Meet, and I Wish to Have, Make A Wish has granted dreams of all types of the children that they work with, all giving children they special day they had hoped for.
The Make A Wish BC and Yukon chapter is actively involved in the communities around them, both planning wishes, as well as hosting wishes for children coming to our province from other cities and countries. With a strong group of volunteers working with the foundation to make each wish a special experience, it is a charity that people from all backgrounds have come together to support and find a way to bring that excited smile back to a child’s life.