The Make-A-Wish Foundation is one of those charities that I truly admire. They have entirely altruistic intentions and I’ve never heard of an athlete, celebrity or organization that has turned down a request to help grant the wish of child suffering from a life threatening illness or injury. In the United States alone, on average, a Wish is granted every 35 minutes! Since it started in 1980, they have granted more than 270,000 wishes!
“A wish come true helps children feel stronger, more energetic, more willing and able to battle their life-threatening medical conditions. For many, the wish marks a turning point in the fight against their illnesses. Doctors, nurses and other health professionals say, the wish experience works in concert with medicine to make their patients feel better emotionally and even physically. That is why wishes matter. That is why we grant wishes.”
Did you know?
Professional wrestler John Cena holds the title for the most wishes granted by a single individual, with over 500 wishes. Singer Justin Bieber has volunteered in over 250 wishes.
I saw this article about a recently granted “Wish” in Men’s Health Magazine and Dan Roe did it so well I’m sharing it in his exact words!