Every year on April 29th, the world celebrates World Wish Day

Every year on April 29th, the world celebrates World Wish Day

This day marks a significant occasion for the Make-A-Wish foundation, which was founded in 1980. The day is dedicated to celebrating the power of wishes and bringing hope, strength, and joy to children with critical illnesses across the globe.

World Wish Day honors the inspiring wish of Chris Greicius, a 7-year-old boy with leukemia who touched the hearts of many. Chris wished to be a police officer for a day, and his community rallied around him to make that happen before he passed away. His wish paved the way for the founding of Make-A-Wish, a nonprofit organization dedicated to granting the wishes of children with illnesses that threaten their lives.

Since its inception, Make-A-Wish has helped grant over 550,000 wishes to children and their families worldwide. On World Wish Day, supporters come together to celebrate the impact of these wishes on children battling critical illnesses.

The power of a wish is immeasurable. For children going through a challenging time, a wish comes as a beacon of hope and a source of strength. A wish helps to take their minds off their medical challenges and brings light into their lives. It is a source of joy, and for many, an experience they will remember forever.

As we celebrate World Wish Day, we recognize the importance of granting wishes that help transform the lives of critically ill children. It is a day to unite in solidarity, and help raise awareness and funds to make more wishes come true for more children worldwide. More information at  https://wish.org/

Lesley Logan