Make-A-Wish® Australia grants the Wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions, to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Established in 1985, Make-A-Wish® is the only organisation which focuses solely on Wish granting. Since its inception, Make-A-Wish Australia has granted over 6,700 Wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.
The granting of a Wish has the ability to make a positive and profound impact on a child. A recent independent study found that 97% of families surveyed acknowledged there was a ‘noticeable improvement' in their child's mental and emotional health following the granting of a Make-A-Wish Wish and that 75% of children experienced an improvement in their physical health. Wishes were also proven to have a positive influence on the parents and siblings of Wish children, the research findings illustrating that: 98% of parents found the Wish offered them hope and positive forward thinking and 92% affirmed a reduction in anxiety and fear among the Wish child's siblings.
This compelling new research is evidence of just how powerful a Wish can be and how a Wish experience can make a life-changing difference.
Make-A-Wish relies on the generosity of supporters, such as Ritchies shoppers, to assist us to grant the cherished Wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.