Return to mobile version

The Make-A-Wish® Story

Make-A-Wish is the legacy of Chris Greicius, a 7-year-old boy from Phoenix. Find out how his wish to be a police officer set in motion a phenomenon that would create an unprecedented kind of charity.

Christopher, age 7, smiling in his official police uniform.

How it all started

Chris, 7, was diagnosed with leukemia. More than anything else, he wished to be a police officer. Caring people in his community granted his wish ... and set in motion a phenomenon that would create an unprecedented kind of charity.

Read more about Chris Greicius
Fundraising Ideas

How We Grant Wishes

There are four steps to granting a wish. Each step builds on the next and creates amazing experiences that delight wish kids and their families.

Local & Global Structure

Local & Global Structure

Make-A-Wish® is one united family, but also a collection of independently chartered nonprofits committed to a shared vision and mission.

Our mission

Our Mission

Make-A-Wish serves a unique, and vital, role in helping strengthen and empower children battling life-threatening medical conditions.

Latest Status Update

  • “Make-A-Wish is an escape from the circumstances of living with a chronic condition. I’ll always have those moments to remind myself of all the amazing things that life has to offer.”We are grateful for those who wish, like Isaiah. 13 years later, Isaiah and his family continue to gather strength and inspiration from his wish. Wishes not only give seriously ill children something to look forward to - they have the power to change their lives forever. Be inspired by more stories like Isaiah’s: http://vermont.wish.org/content/world-wish-day/wwd17-main

More ways to connect

You might also be interested in ...

Make-A-Wish® Vermont
431 Pine Street
Suite 214
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 864-9393
Wish Emergency Cell Phone (802) 399-6394