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Refer a Child

Every wish experience begins with a referral.

We rely on wish referrals from caring individuals to help us reach more kids with life-threatening medical conditions every year and grant them a wish that changes lives, forever. The eligibility consideration process is initiated when a wish referral inquiry is submitted to the local chapter. Learn more about who is eligible for a wish, who can refer a child and how the referral process works.

Who is Eligible?

A child with a life-threatening medical condition who has reached the age of 2½ and is younger than 18 at the time of referral is potentially eligible for a wish.

Who Can Refer a Child?

Potential wish kids, medical professionals, parents, legal guardians and family members with detailed knowledge of the child's current medical condition can initiate the referral process.

What Can A Child Wish For?

The child's imagination is always the driving force in determining, designing and coordinating the wish experience. Wish requests typically fall into one of five categories, but every wish is unique and powerful.

Referral Inquiry Form

You may use our online inquiry form, or contact your local chapter, to get more information about referring a child who lives in the United States or one of its territories.

Share the Referral Inquiry Form

Share our online inquiry form with someone who can refer a child who lives in the United States or one of its territories.

Make-A-Wish accepts referrals from: parents or legal guardians, healthcare professionals, or children being treated for a life-threatening medical condition.

Jessie wished to be a pirate

TO BE ELIGIBLE,
a child must meet these criteria at the time of referral:
  • Diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition (i.e. a progressive, degenerative or malignant condition that is placing the child's life in jeopardy)
  • Older than 2.5 years and younger than 18
  • Has not received a wish from another wish-granting organization

Go To Referral Form

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Latest Status Update

  • Just a few days ago, 14 year-old Nicholas from Lake Grove arrived home from his wish to go to Walt Disney World! He and his family truly had a magical time exploring the theme parks, meeting characters and staying at Give Kids The World!!! "We can't thank you enough for everything you gave us," said Janine, Nicholas's mom. "Nicholas had the time of his life."

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