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Wishes

From planning the perfect birthday party to an amazing trip with their families and friends, Make-A-Wish takes each child on a carefully designed, unique journey where they anticipate and experience their most cherished wish coming true.

The Wish

JOURNEY

The wish journey begins the moment your child’s application is approved. Our wonderful Wish Team works closely with a pool of incredible volunteers to carefully plan a wish journey that complements a child’s medical treatment and long-term well-being. Once we’ve tapped into their imagination to capture their cherished wish, we’ll take them on a wondrous journey of anticipation in the lead up to their wish coming true.

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WISH IMPACT

Wish impact studies show that a child’s wish lives on, long after the moment. A wish gives more than just hope – with an incredible and lasting effect on the lives of children with critical illnesses, their families and wider communities.

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WISH CAPTURE

Make-A-Wish volunteers visit each child to capture their greatest wish, getting to the heart of what kids truly want and why. This profound insight is part of what makes Make-A-Wish unique, giving children full creative control and helping to shape their entire Wish Journey.

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WISH DESIGN

Every child’s imagination is unique, so we partner with families, volunteers and medical teams to design each journey to create an extraordinary experience that stays true to the child’s cherished wish.

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WISH ANTICIPATION

In the lead up to the wish, we take each child on a journey designed to build excitement and provide a welcome distraction from medical treatment. This can be powerful as the wish itself. It creates anticipation and empowers the child by actively involving them in the creation of their wish.

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WISH REALISATION

When the moment finally arrives, children get to experience their greatest wish come true – it’s everything they’ve imagined and more.

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WISH IMPACT

Wish impact studies show that a child’s wish lives on, long after the moment. A wish gives more than just hope – with an incredible and lasting effect on the lives of children with critical illnesses, their families and wider communities.

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WISH CAPTURE

Make-A-Wish volunteers visit each child to capture their greatest wish, getting to the heart of what kids truly want and why. This profound insight is part of what makes Make-A-Wish unique, giving children full creative control and helping to shape their entire Wish Journey.

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effect

More than a one-off experience, a wish has a proven, lasting and life-changing impact on a child with a critical illness and everyone around them. From the anticipation to the realisation of a wish, a child and everyone around them are touched by its powerful effects, giving them renewed hope and strength.

At the same time, its positive impact can radiate and uplift their families and the wider community, creating treasured memories that will last a lifetime.

The Wish

STORIES

Each child’s experience and wish journey is carefully planned and delivered to create a positive and lasting impact. The effect of a wish lasts long after the wish has been granted and benefits not only children with critical illnesses, but also their families and communities.
I WISH TO VISIT NEW YORK!Sunny, 8
I WISH TO BE A SKYDIVERJarene, 10
I WISH TO TRAVEL TO GOLD COASTSyabil, 18
I WISH TO BE A FRIARJanuarius, 8
I WISH TO HAVE A PARTY WITH DINOSAURSLia, 6

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CHILD

Help us grant wishes to every eligible child in Singapore. We rely on wish referrals from caring individuals to help us reach more children with critical illnesses and grant their life-changing wishes. Referrals are accepted from medical professionals, parents/guardians or even the children themselves.

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STEP 4: The Wish Begins

Once your application is approved, we’ll work closely your child, your family and our dedicated wish granters to capture and bring an incredible wish journey to life – with every wish experience as individual and unique as the child who imagined them!

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STEP 1: Application

Click on “Refer a Child” and give us your contact details and our team will reach out with the application form and more information on eligibility criteria. Before referring any child to us, please seek the consent of the child being referred, or a parent/guardian of the child (if the child is below 13 years old).

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STEP 2: Review

The Wish Team will review your application and check that we have all the information we need and get in touch with the family.

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STEP 3: Medical Approval

Once we have your consent, we will contact your child’s treating medical specialist, as they must approve your application before we can proceed.

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STEP 4: The Wish Begins

Once your application is approved, we’ll work closely your child, your family and our dedicated wish granters to capture and bring an incredible wish journey to life – with every wish experience as individual and unique as the child who imagined them!

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STEP 1: Application

Click on “Refer a Child” and give us your contact details and our team will reach out with the application form and more information on eligibility criteria. Before referring any child to us, please seek the consent of the child being referred, or a parent/guardian of the child (if the child is below 13 years old).

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