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Make-A-Wish® North Texas Seeks Referrals


April 23, 2013

When 7-year-old Darrien was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, the news was devastating for his family. His recovery became the focus of each day. During Darrien’s treatment, a simple phone call to Make-A-Wish altered his life – this time, by launching a process that led to Darrien’s fondest wish coming true … and to the emotional healing that can come from a Make-A-Wish experience.

DarrienLooking forward to a wish experience can help children endure the stress of treatments and the uncertainty of facing a life-threatening medical condition. Often, it’s difficult for families to think beyond the daily routine of hospital visits, treatments and medication. Healthcare professionals and parents are important referral sources. We welcome your inquiry at any point during a child’s treatment.

Make-A-Wish accepts referrals from
  • parents or legal guardians
  • healthcare professionals
  • or children being treated for a life-threatening medical condition.

Who is eligible for a wish?
To be eligible, children must:
  • be diagnosed with a progressive, degenerative or malignant condition that has placed the child’s life in jeopardy at the time of referral
  • be older than 2½ years and younger than 18 at the time of referral
  • not have received a wish from another wish-granting organization.

Does a child need to be diagnosed as terminally ill?
No, many wish children lead long, fulfilling lives after their Make-A-Wish experience.

How can a child be granted a wish?
You can start the process with a visit to to fill out an online inquiry form. You can also call our Medical Intake Coordinator at (214) 549-3316 or email questions to

What steps are involved in granting a wish?
It all starts with a referral. Next, Make-A-Wish will determine the child’s eligibility with help from qualified healthcare professionals. Finally, volunteers meet the child to learn his or her one true wish, and the magic begins.

Volunteers play a vital role in the success of our mission. As a Make-A-Wish North Texas volunteer, you are part of a unique group of individuals that get to help make wishes come true. Whether you would like to assist in the wish granting process, participate in fun community events, host an event to benefit Make-A-Wish, or promote special programs, we have a volunteer opportunity just for you!

Press Contact

Jennifer Fomin
Chief Marketing Officer
16803 Dallas Parkway, Ste. 100
Addison, TX  75001

Phone : (214) 496-5038
Fax : (214) 496-9475

Make-A-Wish® North Texas
16803 Dallas Parkway, Ste. 100
Addison, TX 75001
(214) 496-9474
Toll Free Texas Only (888) 625-3294
Make-A-Wish® North Texas, Northeast Regional Office
P.O. Box 6444
Tyler, TX 75711
(903) 597-9474

Make-A-Wish® North Texas, Southwest Regional Office
4541 Bellaire Drive S
Suite 102
Fort Worth, TX 76109
(817) 336-9474
Toll Free (888) 625-3294
Make-A-Wish® North Texas, Midland Office
407 N. Big Spring
Suite 208
Midland, TX 79701
(432) 683-9474
Toll Free Texas Only (888) 625-3294
Make-A-Wish® North Texas, El Paso Regional Office
310 N. Mesa Street
Suite 411
El Paso, TX 79901
(915) 855-8700

Make-A-Wish® North Texas, Amarillo Regional Office
1600 S. Coulter, Building A, Suite 100
Amarillo, TX 79106
(806) 358-9943
Toll Free Texas Only (800) 242-7167
Make-A-Wish® North Texas, Lubbock Regional Office
1215 Avenue J
Suite 210
Lubbock, TX 79401
(806) 785-9474