Rich & Amy Martin from Make-A-Wish Foundation, San Diego were our presenters.
Since 1980, Make-A-Wish® has given hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Make-A-Wish® San Diego grants the wishes of children eligible children, with life-threatening medical conditions, in San Diego and Imperial Counties. This helps to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
The Make-A-Wish story: Make-A-Wish Foundation is the legacy of Chris Greicius, a 7-year-old boy from Phoenix, AZ. His wish to be a police officer set in motion a phenomenon that would create an unprecedented kind of charity.
Wishes are more than just a nice thing. A wish experience can be a game-changer for a child with a life-threatening medical condition. This one belief guides us in everything that is done at Make-A-Wish®. It inspires the granting of wishes that change the lives of the kids who are served. It compels people to be creative in exceeding the expectations of every wish kid. Most of all, the founding principle is the vision to grant the wish of every eligible child.
Wishes are more than just a nice thing. And they are far more than gifts, or singular events in time. Wishes impact everyone involved – wish kids, volunteers, donors, sponsors, medical professionals and communities. The impact varies. For wish kids, just the act of making their wish come true can give them the courage to comply with their medical treatments. Parents might finally feel like they can be optimistic. And still others might realize all they have to offer the world through volunteer work or philanthropy. Whatever the odds, whatever the obstacles ... wishes find a way to make the world better.
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