Each year hundreds of children are diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions throughout Vermont. When a child is diagnosed, their world suddenly collapses. They are robbed of a carefree childhood and are forced to deal with realities that no child should have to undergo. Once filled with school, play, extracurricular activities and time with friends, their new reality is a constant string of doctor appointments, frightening and sometimes painful tests, surgical procedures and hospital stays.
So, imagine the joy, elation and gratitude that these children and families experience when they receive an unconditional wish. This gift is unparalleled and unique to Make-A-Wish®. It is something that no medicine, no doctors and no nurses can provide.
And, you can help by becoming an Adopt-A-Wish partner!