Wish parents Jeff and Suzanne agree.
When we met with the Make-A-Wish team to plan Jaelyn's wish, and as the different elements of the wish started happening, there was a sense of normalcy. She began to feel less like a cancer patient and more like ... a beautiful young lady. All the opportunities that she had been given leading up to her actual trip transformed her emotionally, mentally and physically in such a positive, amazing way!"
Research shows that children who have a wish granted build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness, giving them a higher quality of life and better health outcomes.*
- Right now, more than 500 local kids are waiting for a wish.
- Every day, at least one child in Alaska and Washington is diagnosed with a critical illness.
- We want to grant a wish for every eligible child by 2020, but we need your help!
- A wish granted gives children renewed energy and strength, brings families closer together and unites communities.*
- For more information, view Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington's most recent fact sheet.
* Shoshani, A. Mifano, K. Czamanski-Cohen, J. (2015). The effects of the Make a Wish intervention on psychiatric symptoms and health-related quality of life of children with cancer: a randomized controlled trial. Quality of Life Research, 25(5), 1209-1218. doi 10.1007/s11136-015-1148-7