Make-A-Wish Foundation Singapore grants the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses
The Singapore affiliate started this amazing journey in April 2002, and we’ve granted over 1,280 wishes. We have nine staff in our office and a pool of dedicated volunteers to help us grant wishes and raise funds for our mission. We are part of a global organisation which began in 1980 after a team of people granted the wish of a little boy called Chris in Arizona, whose dream was to be a policeman.
Chris had leukaemia, and he wanted very much to experience his dream. With the help of the local police, Chris wish was granted. He had an amazing day riding in a police helicopter, sworn in as an honorary patrolman, given a specially-made uniform, and a chance to show off his motorcycling skills.
The people involved in his wish were so moved by the experience that they pledged to continue to "share the power of a wish". Since the granting of Chris’ wish, the Make–A-Wish Foundation International has been responsible for making the wishes of over 415,000 children come true.