Make-A-Wish Oregon creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Make-A-Wish Oregon formed in 1983. The Oregon chapter has since granted more than 4,000 wishes to children in Oregon and Clark County, Washington. The Oregon chapter serves children, ages 2 ½ through 17. Wish kids and their families share in a magical interlude during difficult times of treatments, financial burdens and hospital stays. Healthcare providers see the remarkable impact of a wish on a child’s response to treatment.
THE IMPACT OF A WISH
– 89% of doctors, nurses, social workers & child life specialists surveyed believe the wish experience positively influences wish kids’ health.
– 97% of parents said the wish experience strengthened their families.
– 99% of parents and reported that the wish experience gave their children increased feelings of happiness.