Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana
In 2016, Christine Wilson’s dream of impacting the lives of children entered into a new phase. Funds raised through Christine’s Christmas benefit Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana and support wish granting for kids in central Ohio.
Make-A-Wish® grants the wishes of children battling critical illnesses to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
Since its inception in 1983, our local chapter has granted nearly 17,000 wishes to kids in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, with almost 10,000 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.
“We are truly grateful for this partnership with Christine’s Christmas,” said Doug Kelly, President & CEO of Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. “Our combined efforts will bring hope, strength and joy to so many central Ohio children facing critical illnesses.”