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Make-A-Wish® granted nearly 14,000 wishes last year alone – each one a life-affirming testament to hope, inspiration, and resilience. Wishes strengthen wish kids and their families, rally communities together, and change the lives of everyone involved. Experience the stories of those who know firsthand the power of a wish-come-true.

Gavin Goes to the LEGO store

Wish Stories

Make-A-Wish grants a wish, on average, every 34 minutes to a child with a critical illness. Wishes come in all shapes and sizes. Some are heartfelt or jaw-dropping, funny or tear-jerkers. Enjoy your journey.

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Julie Wish Granter

Wish Impact & Facts

Learn about the very real impacts that wishes have for wish kids, families, and everyone else touched by a wish.

Alexis in her new playhouse

Alexis receives her pink playhouse

With the help of Balfour Beatty Construction, Alexis can now enjoy playing outdoors in her pink playhouse.

Rashawn gives back to his school

I Wish to Give Back to my school!

With his cancer in remission, Rashawn uses his wish to thank all 1,900 students, staff and faculty at his high school.


Ever since he was little, Kevin dreamed of playing basketball at UNC

Kevin always dreamed of being a member of the University of North Carolina Men's Basketball team.

Brody's pool wish

Local Business Owners Pool Together to Grant Brody's Wish

At five years old, Brody Locklear doesn’t understand why he can’t play dodge ball or t-ball like his friends.

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