Looking 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
Who is eligible for a wish?
- parents or legal guardians
- healthcare professionals
- or children being treated for a life-threatening medical condition.
To be eligible, children must:
Does a child need to be diagnosed as terminally ill?
- 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.
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 www.ntx.wish.org
to fill out an online inquiry form. You can also call our Medical Intake Coordinator at (214) 549-3316 or email questions to email@example.com
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!