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Who is Eligible?

A child with a life-threatening medical condition who has reached the age of 2½ and is younger than 18 at the time of referral is potentially eligible for a wish.

After a child is referred, Make-A-Wish® will work with the treating physician to determine the child's eligibility for a wish, i.e suffering from a progressive, degenerative or malignant condition currently placing the child's life in jeopardy. 

Our vision is to grant one wish to every eligible child. While more than 14,000 wishes were granted across the United States last year alone, this reached only half of the eligible children diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition.

Who can refer a child?

Medical professionals, parents, legal guardians and potential wish kids can initiate the referral process.

Find out how to refer a child if you don't fit this criteria, or if the child lives outside of the United States and its terroritories.  

What can a child wish for

The child's imagination is always the driving force in determining, designing, and coordinating the wish experience. Wish requests typically fall into one of five categories, but every wish is unique and powerful.

Learn more about the most common types of wishes.

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Make-A-Wish® Central California
351 W. Cromwell Ave.
Suite 112-A
Fresno, CA 93711
(559) 221-9474