The Power of a Wish
Wishes are about dignity, about dreams coming true, about the quality of life in situations where life is, by virtue of its finite terms, so much more precious.
For a child whose wish is about to be granted, the pain and discomfort of the illness, and often harsh treatment regimes, somehow become more bearable. For many, the excitement of planning and anticipating their dream has a dramatic effect on their healing. These courageous youngsters often experience a renewed sense of energy and hope as they see a different kind of light at the end of the tunnel.
Wishes are also about moms and dads, brothers and sisters. They are about families and precious moments spent together planning, enjoying and reflecting on the special magic of a wish. It's a temporary relief and much needed distraction from the endless procession of doctors' visits, tests, reports, treatments and hospital stays.
The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada
We are a national, grassroots organization dedicated to providing once-in-a-lifetime experiences to children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses. After 26 years, and more than 19,000 wishes fulfilled, we have made more dreams come true for deserving Canadian children than all other wish-granting agencies combined!
Our success is a direct result of the hundreds of thousands of Canadians who have generously contributed their time, talents and funds over the years to help us make wishes come true.