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Wish Stories and Impact

Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area granted 400 wishes last year alone – each one a life-affirming testament to hope, strength, and joy.

Impact of a wish

Wish Impact

Wishes can improve a child’s quality of life, giving them a better chance of recovering, and research proves it.*

Discover the Medical Impact of a Wish
Mile's Wish to be Batkid

I Wish To Be

If you could be anything in the world, what would it be? The imagination of wish kids knows no boundaries. Here are a few of the wishes that were granted in response to this question.

Read about Wishes to Be
Mikayla's Wish

I Wish to Go

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? The imagination of wish kids knows no boundaries. Here are a few of the wishes that were granted in response to this question.

Read Travel Wish Stories
Nathan meets Tim

I Wish to Meet

If you could meet anyone in the world, who would it be? Here are a few of the wishes that were granted in response to this question.

Read Celebrity Wish Stories
JJ play structure wish

I Wish To Have

If you could have anything in the world, what would it be? The imagination of wish kids knows no boundaries. Here are a few of the wishes that were granted in response to this question.

Read About Wishes to Have
Dahlia

Wish Facts

Learn about the very real impacts that wishes have for wish kids, families, and everyone else touched by a wish.

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Hot Chocolate Run

January 07, 2018

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Wine And Wishes

March 10, 2018

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Latest Status Update

  • THANK YOU to the Ferrari Owners Group (FOG) for raising an incredible $375,000 for wishes at this year’s FOG Gala! In just 4 years, FOG has donated more than $1M to grant empowering, life-affirming wishes for local children with a critical illnesses.
Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area
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Oakland, CA 94612
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