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Make-A-Wish® Central California’s mission is simple and clear. We do one thing: grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Last year alone our chapter granted 139 wishes to local children. Experience the stories of those who know firsthand the power of a wish-come-true. All funds raised by our chapter are used to fulfill our mission in the eight counties we serve: Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced and Tulare.


Wish Stories

Make-A-Wish® grants a wish, on average, every 38 minutes to a child with a life-threatening medical condition. Wishes come in all shapes and sizes. Some are heartfelt or jaw-dropping, funny or tear-jerkers. Enjoy your journey.

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Wish Facts

Wish Facts & Impact

Learn about the impacts wishes have for Make-A-Wish® kids, families, and everyone else involved.

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Andrew wished to go to Scotland.

Andrew Explores his Family History in Scotland

Andrew always dreamed to return to Scotland, where he would spend time with family and explore the family ancestry.

Grace wished to have a horse.

Grace's New Horse is the Perfect Form of Therapy

Grace needs physical therapy to improve the range of motion in her neck and back and started horse back riding therapy sessions to increase her strength!

Max wished to push the button on a building implosion.

Max wished to be a demolition man

Max wished to blow something up

Zack meets Garfield creator Jim Davis.

Zack Meets Jim Davis, Author of his Favorite Garfield Comics

"Garfield makes me laugh so much," said Zack, when asked why he wanted to meet cartoonist Jim Davis.


James has a blast at Kennedy Space Center

James had a chance to see NASA Headquarters, rockets, rovers, pods, and probes and so much more!


Jonathan- I wish to go to Walt Disney World

Jonathan wished to go to the Disney's Hollywood Studio's in Florida for a Star Wars Weekend!

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