A Special Wish


Veronica is a 3-year-old suffering from Leukemia who had a special wish to meet Mickey and Minnie Mouse in their home. The Chicago Chapter of A Special Wish sent Veronica to do just that, along with her three sister, mother and aunt.

Veronica and her family traveled to Orlando, Florida for a five-night, six day stay at the Give Kid's The World Village, just outside of the Disney World theme parks. GKTW is a multi-million dollar village where children just like Veronica spend the week visiting the Orlando attractions.

Veronica not only met Mickey and Minnie Mouse, she met Snow White, Donald Duck and all of the other Disney characters! She and her family also went to Epcot, Universal and MGM studios and Sea World while in Florida.

It was the first plane trip for Veronica and most of her family, and an exciting time for all of them. Veronica was able to travel to a place where children can be children, without chemotherapy treatments, needles and hospitals. A welcome relief for everyone.

"Because a child never runs out of wishes."

Childhood is full of games, songs, dreams and wishes. But sometimes even one wish seems too far away for a sick child and his or her parents - worried about the future because of fears and mounting medical bills.

Because life is too precious, too fleeting, we must encourage all children to dream, especially those who are very ill. We strive to provide an escape from the sometimes cruel realities of needles and monitors, hospitals and treatments.

From assisting in wish granting to fund raising, unlimited volunteer opportunities, are available. Our mission is real, and our need for volunteers continues to grow. More than 95% of the individuals who work with A Special Wish Foundation, Inc. are volunteers.

A Donation...
To help guarantee that we will never have to say "no," please send you gift to A Special Wish Foundation, Inc. today. Some wishes CAN'T wait! Memorial contributions made to A Special Wish Foundation, Inc. are acknowledged to the donor and the family of the deceased.

Please let us know if you can identify a child who would benefit from having a special wish granted.

A Bequest...
Including A Special Wish Foundation, Inc. in your will can mean that no eligible child referred to this Foundation will be denied their special wish.

A Celebration...
Celebrate and recognize the special moments/events in the life of a special friend or loved one (birthday, wedding, anniversary, graduation or other special occasion) by making a donation in their name! We will notify them of your thoughtfulness.

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, A Special Wish Foundation, Inc. has been brightening the lives of terminally ill children and their families since 1982.

The heart of our mission is to make each child's wish the most memorable and meaningful time in his or her short life. Our goal is to take a child beyond life's obvious limitations for at least one magical moment.

A Special Wish Foundation, Inc. is funded soley through the ongoing generosity of organizations, corporations, religious institutions and individuals. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the Internal Revenue Service.

A Special Wish Foundation, Inc.
2244 S. Hamilton Road, Suite 202
Columbus, OH 43232

(614) 575-WISH

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