A respite from pain. A moment of joy. The spirit of support that brings communities closer. A smile. The courage to carry on. That is the power of a wish. As Canada’s authority on wish granting, we understand that the power of what we do is essential to children living with life-threatening or severe genetic or neurological illnesses. It is both immediate and lasting, and the positive impact is felt by not only our wish kids, but all those around them.
“There is no doubt that happiness – or experiencing other positive emotions – leads to better health, less pain, and longer life. In one research study, children with sickle cell anemia who reported “being happy” made fewer trips to the emergency room and their doctors’ offices. It’s not a cure all, but positive experiences help balance the negative experiences in these children’s lives and that undeniably leads to better health and better well-being, for the child and the family around them.”
No one makes wishes come true like Children’s Wish. The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada is the authority on wish granting in Canada. Every day, we grant the single-most heartfelt wishes of Canadian children diagnosed with life-threatening and complex genetic or neurological illnesses. Our professional Wish Coordinators work directly with families and medical teams to ensure every wish is as special as the child making it.
“For the past 27 years, the Children's Wish Foundation has held a special place in the hearts of Blue Cross employees and millions of members across Canada. Together, we are proud to have provided travel coverage to 12,500 children and families to help their travel wishes come true. We look forward to being part of the magic for years to come.”
- Canadian Association Blue Cross Plans