It all started with a 7-year-old wish to become a police officer for a day. Chris’ wish was life-changing for him and those who helped to achieve it. It inspired the creation of Make-A-Wish as well. Founded in 1980, Make-A-Wish has been granting wishes to thousands of children battling critical illnesses globally.
We sincerely believe that with every granted wish comes hope and strength that anchor children going through such challenges.
And now, Make-A-Wish is expanding to a new chapter. Sharing the same calling, Make-A-Wish KSA lends a caring hand to children and families during their challenging journey. We witness their bravery, we are touched and transformed by their perseverance, and like millions of people in all quarters, we are inspired and humbled by their strength. Their journeys are an ongoing precious lesson on the power of joy, community impact, the marvels that imagination brings, and the light that hope sparks!
What are the most
I wish to be
A fireman, a police officer, a footballer, batman, a painter, a princess, a pilot
I wish to go
The zoo, Disneyland, the beach, or to visit my homeland
I wish to have
A bicycle, Tablet, a
playstation, a tree house, computer
I wish to meet
Favourite singer, movie star, football player, the president
In order for a wish to be granted, it goes through 4 steps, each building on the next until the wish finally comes true.
Step 1: Referral Process
The initial step involves gathering referrals from medical experts, parents, and the children themselves. Children aged between 2 1/2 and 18 years old, who haven’t previously received a wish from another wish-granting organization, might qualify for a wish.
Step 2: Medical Assessment for Eligibility
The child’s medical eligibility is determined through collaboration with the treating physician. The child must have a diagnosed life-threatening medical condition – specifically, a condition that is progressive, degenerative, or malignant, and poses a threat to the child’s life.
Step 3: Discovering the Genuine Wish
Our enthusiastic wish teams are dispatched to uncover the child’s heartfelt wish. Dedicated volunteers engage with wishful children to delve into their imaginative desires, seeking the perfect experience that will bring them delight and inspiration.
Step 4: Crafting Moments of Joy
Our wish granters curate an unforgettable experience guided by the child’s own creativity. This extraordinary undertaking not only enhances the lives of the children and their families but often has a positive impact on the entire community.