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Make-A-Wish Foundation

The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a charitable organization that grants wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses. Since their start in 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has granted over 97,000 wishes for children around the world.

Can Anyone Receive a Wish?

The mission of the Make-A-Wish Foundation is to, "grant the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy." In order for a child to qualify for a wish, their doctor must determine that they are medically qualified before their 18th birthday, (they must be diagnosed with some sort of life-threatening illness.) There are four wish categories - I wish to go..., I wish to meet..., I wish to be..., and I wish to have.... The only time a restriction will be put on a wish is if the wish-child is not physically well enough to do something. Otherwise, the sky's the limit!

Who Makes The Wishes Come True?

There are over 25,000 volunteers who help to keep the Make-A-Wish Foundation running smoothly. The foundation also relies on the generous donations of many corporations including General Motors, The Walt Disney Corporation, Delta Airlines and many more.

Click here to find out more about the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the celebrities who support it!

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    What Would You Wish For?

    • My very own beach house in Florida.
    • An Alaskan cruise for my whole family.
    • A lifetime supply of Kraft Dinner.
    • To hang out with Avril Lavigne for the day.

    Dear Dish-It In The Forums

    Froggers
    theres this guy that i really REALLY like, im not sure if he likes me back. i put my mobile # on a piece of paper and slipped it in his locker, he hasn't texted or called me yet. Today at lunch i asked his friend to ask if he likes anyone but his friend keeps lying to me and won't tell me if he said anything. The guy and I were best friends in 5th grade but now that we're in different classes we don't talk much anymore. My friends said that i have a chance with him and that we have a lot in common, but im pretty sure he likes this other girl but im also pretty sure he likes me. I want to make a move but i don't wanna end our friendship i don't know what to do.
    reply about 3 hours
    LUCYQWERTY123
    LUCYQWERTY123 posted in Friends:
    it can be anyone u want but it should be someone who has the true friendship qualities and trust-worhtiness :) :)
    reply about 11 hours
    drowning
    drowning posted in Friends:
    It's good to have both to talk too about things. But, what's the point of being with someone if you can't trust them enough to even tell them things?
    reply about 17 hours
    drowning
    drowning posted in Friends:
    @AmayahG I had a friend for eight years whom I thought was my best friend. But, turned out that she lied to people a lot, including me. She also talked badly of me behind my back and blamed me for everything when all I ever did was be there when she needed me the most. Let her go before she really begins to weigh you down.
    reply about 17 hours
    Error44
    Error44 posted in Friends:
    Best friend or boy/girl friend? Which one is better for sharing secrets and talking?
    reply about 21 hours