Keegan: My wish gave me hope and strength


Wish year: 2004 When Keegan was 11 years old, he and his family went off to Walt Disney World for his wish.  Today, he is 19 years old and doing well. I had a cancerous tumor in my abdomen the size of a soccer ball. The doctors had never seen that type of tumor in [...]

Jenna’s Stanley Cup wish of a lifetime


Wish year: 2008 Jenna was 15 years old and in grade 10 when her wish to see a Stanley Cup playoff game in Pittsburgh came true.  Just four and a half years earlier, Jenna had suffered a severe bleed near her brain stem and almost lost her life.  Hockey was something she enjoyed together with [...]

Mason: my wish to Disneyland was lots of FUN!


Wish year: 2005 In 2003, Mason began a lengthy treatment schedule after being diagnosed with leukemia.  At the time, he LOVED superheroes and characters of all kinds, so it came as no surprise that Mason chose to visit Disneyland for his wish.  Now in grade 9, like other kids his age, Mason enjoys hanging out [...]

Paul: I still have fond memories of my wish to Maui


Wish Year: 1998 “I was a very ill kid since the age of four and spent about four years either living in the hospital or with assisted care at home.  I had a feeding tube attached to my stomach and a permanent intravenous line that would give me nutrients to my body. I was so [...]

1,500 wishes! What we’re really celebrating is courage


On Saturday, September 29th, Make-A-Wish BC will grant its 1,500th wish.  7 year old Nicholas will be off to Cars Land thinking only of having fun while seeing his favourite movie come to life. While we’re marking an important milestone, what we’re really celebrating is courage.  What we’re really celebrating is hope.  What we’re really [...]