Make-A-Wish® grants the wishes of children with critical illnesses to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
Since its inception in 1983, our local chapter has granted over 14,000 wishes to kids in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, with more than 8,600 of those being for kids right here in Ohio.
A wish is more than just a nice thing. It has lasting value and meaning, and can change the lives of kids and families when they need it most. In fact, three out of four parents say the wish experience marked the turning point in their children’s fight against their illness, and 89% of medical professionals believe a wish experience can influence a wish kid’s physical health.
Through this year’s event, we hope to raise at least $120,000 to grant life-changing wishes for children in central Ohio.
“You never think that your child is going to have to go through all these things. But to know there is an organization that, for just a glimpse of time, will help you so that you can truly be like a normal family is such a blessing. This has truly been an experience we will never forget” – Wish Mom
“We realize that we are lucky. Things can change at any moment, so we treasure all of our time together as a family. Our son’s wish has certainly been a dream come true for all of us.” – Wish Mom