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When a wish is granted, a child replaces fear with confidence, sadness with joy, and anxiety with hope. They can give them the physical and emotional strength they need to fight their critical illness. It can help give them a higher chance of survival.

A wish gives children renewed energy and strength, brings families closer together, inspires medical professionals and unites communities. Wishes matter – that is why we grant them.

Lily wished to have a princess playhouse

Wish Stories

Make-A-Wish® Western New York touched the lives of 203 children and their families in our community last year. Wishes come in all shapes and sizes, but one thing remains constant: when they smile, you’ll smile.

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Wish kid Nyiah

The Impact of a Wish

Learn about the impacts wishes have for Make-A-Wish® kids, families, and everyone else involved.

Share Your Wish Story

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Share your personal recollections about a Make-A-Wish® experience.

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Rochester, NY 14618
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