2. • Make-A-Wish® grants the wish of a child
diagnosed with a life-threatening medical
condition in the United States and its
territories, on average, every 38 minutes. I
believe that a wish experience can be a game-
3. How it all started
Chris Greicius with Allan Schmidt
4. Frank "Bopsy" Salazar has the first
official Make-A-Wish® kid.
• He's 7 and has leukemia - just like Chris.
5. • The child's imagination is always the driving
force in determining, designing and
coordinating a life-altering wish experience.
6. • I wish to go …
Some Make-A-Wish® kids want to travel to
their favorite theme park, while others want
to visit an exotic beach, go on a cruise, see
snow for the first time or attend a major
sporting event or concert.
7. • I wish to be …
Children search the depths of their
imagination when they wish to be someone
for a day – a fireman, a police officer, a model,
a superhero or even Barbie.
8. • I wish to meet …
Around 1,000 wish kids each year meet their
favorite athlete, recording artist, television
personality, movie star, politician or other
9. • I wish to have …
Children sometimes wish for a special gift,
such as a computer, a tree house, a shopping
spree or something they have wanted for a
10. • I wish to give …
Some wish kids use their wish to make the
world better – raising funds, helping improve
their school or celebrating a holiday for their
family are just a few of the ways wish kids
have helped others.
12. • In 2013, more than 226,000 children in the
United States have benefited from the hope,
strength and joy of experiencing their one
heartfelt wish. And while it’s not the
beginning, it’s nowhere near the end.