Every fulfilled wish represents a unique collaboration between wish families, medical professionals, volunteers and donors. Children can be referred to the Make-A-Wish Foundation® by one of three sources:
If a relative or friend makes the initial referral, our process is somewhat different. We do not want to intrude on a family’s privacy and want them to feel comfortable with the wish process. We ask friends and relatives to speak to the family and encourage them to call us directly.
Healthcare providers may contact Susie Watkins, Medical Intake Coordinator, at (214) 549-3316 for a copy of our medical guidelines to determine a child’s eligibility. If you feel a child may qualify for our services, please call us. We will be happy to take the referral over the phone or you may ask us to send you a copy of our referral form. Feel free to copy this form and keep the copies on file for all future referrals. You may then fax your referrals to (903) 894-7070.
Our chapter works with children who reside in the 161 counties in North Texas that make up our territory. If your child resides in another area, call us and we will be happy to tell you about the chapter near you.