Together, we create life-changing wishes for Arizona children with critical illnesses. Make-A-Wish Arizona is the founding Make-A-Wish® chapter, starting in Phoenix in 1980 with one little boy's wish to be a police officer. From these humble beginnings, Make-A-Wish was born. Make-A-Wish Arizona grants wishes to children who have been diagnosed by their doctor or medical physician as having a critical illness and who are between 2 1/2 - 18 years of age at the time of referral. Each fiscal year, Make-A-Wish Arizona has a goal to grant more than 400 wishes to Arizona children and has granted almost 7,000 wishes to date (Spring 2021). Make-A-Wish Arizona's vision is to grant the wish of every eligible Arizona child. Studies have shown that wishes help children feel stronger, happier, and more willing to battle their illness.
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Scottsdale, AZ 85251