The mission of Make-A-Wish International is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
Make-A-Wish Global Reach
Founded in Phoenix, Arizona in 1980, when a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, Make-A-Wish is one of the world's leading children's charities. After the start of Make-A-Wish in the United States, interest in granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions quickly spread to other nations. In 1993, Make-A-Wish International was officially formed to serve the five countries outside the U.S. - and now helps to serve children outside the United States in nearly 50 countries on five continents through its 37 affiliates. Make-A-Wish America grants the wishes of children in the United States through its 62 chapters. With the help of generous donors and over 30,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish has collectively granted approximately more than 310,000 wishes worldwide since 1980.
Wish Eligibility :
The child must be between 3 and 18 years of age and have a life-threatening illness. The child must be resident in Malaysia in order to qualify for a wish and must not have received a wish from another wish organisation