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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
Taitum with dolphin

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
Tayden

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
Ossar

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
Wish Facts

Wish Facts

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

Read Wish Facts

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  • "Make-A-Wish had an enormous impact on me during my emotional transition from the world of my hospital room to the outside world...[The Disney] characters brought me so much joy when I was experiencing so much pain." Diagnosed with leukemia at age 2, Michelle Brice finished chemo at age 5, and was granted a wish. Now 20, she's a student at UC Berkeley, and just completed a social media internship with Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area. Read more of her inspiring story on our blog: http://bit.ly/2x3VRF7
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