There are too many kids suffering from critical illnesses. Make-A-Wish organization believes that happiness can make them stronger and healthier. As a result, the organization grants wishes to children in Hawaii, helping them forget about the seriousness of their illness.
Kids have a lot of imagination and dreams. They wish to change the world, see the stars, and meet great people. For some of them, the greatest wish is to be healthy, able to run, or able to play with their friend. For others, seeing the ocean may be an amazing experience. The future is in their hands and dreams. Any drop of imagination should be encouraged and any dream fulfilled.
The story of Make-A-Wish
Make-A-Wish is inspired by Chris Greicius, a seven-year-old boy who had leukemia. In 1980, he dreamt to be a police officer but was in the terminal phase of his illness and spent most of his time in hospital. The local police office arranged for him to be an officer for a day, wear the uniform and badge and have a tour in a police car. Chris inspired the officers to create Make-A-Wish and grant children’s biggest wish to give them hope and strength to fight their battle. From 1983, Make-A-Wish Foundation has been traveling across the world and making kids happy.
The organization is 100% privately funded. Any donation counts as you can’t put a price on happiness. But help is always needed in various other forms. Help by becoming a volunteer, employer, or intern of Make-A-Wish Hawaii. You can help by organizing fundraisings, adopting wishes, or shop Make-A-Wish products. Most of all, refer a kid with big dreams and big problems. For you is just an e-mail but for them can be a life-changing experience. And who knows? Maybe happiness can cure diseases. But the most important thing is that everybody deserves to live their dreams.