The Wish Effect
Every day in New Zealand, at least one family will be told their child has a life threatening illness.
While many children eventually find ways to cope with or even beat their illness, there’s not much to look forward to in the months and years of treatment ahead. There’s little opportunity for sick kids to just be kids, and enjoy the moments other children take for granted.
Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We believe wishes help children build the physical and emotional resilience they need to fight critical illness – with the power to positively impact the lives of not only sick kids, but also their families and wider communities.