The power of wishes

Make-A-Wish Australia has one goal: to bring the vital, healing power of a wish to every child and teenager in Australia diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition.

A wish is so much more than a moment of joy

It's a carefully planned, unique journey designed to ignite hope and build resilience. And the impact is incredible.

Wishes make a long lasting difference

Recent studies confirm what many wish families have told us: that wishes have a powerful, positive impact on seriously ill children.

They are less anxious, eat better, sleep better, and have a more optimistic outlook than their peers who don't have a wish. A wish helps children cope with treatment and motivates them through the challenges of their illness.

Wishes are unique

From seeing snow for the first time, to training with a favourite footy team, or seeing a unicorn fly; each wish is as unique as the imagination of the child who makes it.

And it's your fundraising that helps bring these wishes life.

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