The Make-A-Wish Foundation arranges experiences described as ""wishes"" to children with life-threatening medical conditions. In order to qualify for a wish, the child must be between the ages of 3 and 17 years at the time of referral.

Make-A-Wish also operates in 46 countries around the world through 38 affiliate offices.

A wish is much more than just a nice thing. And its reach extends far beyond a single event, or moment in time. Wish kids, parents, medical professionals, volunteers, and others say that wish experiences can change the lives of everyone involved, forever.