The Make-A-Wish Foundation is among the most well-known in the country. It is a non-profit known for granting “wishes” to children dealing with medical conditions that are terminal or life threatening. These wishes are granted to children between the ages of three and seventeen.
Make-A-Wish Foundation came about in 1980 as a result of seven-year-old Christopher James Greicius. Greicius was battling leukemia and ha aspirations of one being a police officer. Thanks to the kindness of officers at the Arizona Department of Public Safety, Greicius has the opportunity to spend a day realizing his dream of being a police officer. In fact, he became Arizona’s first honorary Public Safety patrolman. Greicius passed away shortly after having his wish fulfilled, but it served as a catalyst in the creation of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Numerous celebrities have worked with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Professional wrestler John Cena maintains the record for granting the largest amount of wishes, having fulfilled more than 500 wishes. Following far behind with more than 250 wishes fulfilled in singer and songwriter Justin Bieber.
For more information on the Make-A-Wish Foundation, visit http://wish.org/.
This foundation featured on The Jills Giving is one of the many unique foundations supported by The Jills team which includes Jill Eber, Jill Hertzberg, Hillary Hertzberg, Danny Hertzberg, and Felise Eber. The Jills team strongly believes in giving back and we encourage you to visit The Jills Giving website to learn more about the various foundations we support as well as a little bit about the team.