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Wish Facts & Impact

A wish has the power to transform the life of a child, a family and a community ... forever!

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

Jaelyn wished to go to her favorite theme park.

Jaelyn wished to go to her favorite theme park.

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Make-A-Wish® Alaska & Washington
811 1st Ave #620
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 623-5300
Toll Free (800) 304-9474
Make-A-Wish® Alaska & Washington, Eastern Washington Office
104 S Freya St
Yellow Flag Bldg #207
Spokane, WA 99202
(509) 458-2618
Toll Free (888) 790-7005
Make-A-Wish® Alaska & Washington, Alaska Office
430 W 7th Ave #110
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 258-9474
Toll Free (844) 510-9474