- In the past four years, our waiting list has doubled. Right now, more than 500 kids are waiting for a wish and that's just the beginning. 1 in 5 kids are not being referred to our program because they don't know about us.
- We want to grant a wish for every eligible child by 2020, but we need your help!
- 9 out of 10 doctors, nurses and health professionals say a wish experience can positively influence the physical health of seriously ill kids.*
- Parents say that the wish experience marks a turning point in their children's response to treatment; children become empowered to take back control of their lives and to keep up the fight against their life-threatening medical conditions.*
- Researchers studied the effect of granting wishes on children with cancer and found significant improvements in hope, positive emotions, health-related quality of life and anxiety.
- On average, it takes 24 donors to grant a wish.
- For more information, view Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington's most recent fact sheet.
* "Wish Impact Study Results – Second Phase: Jan. - Aug. 2011" (consolidated results), November 2, 2011.