Make-A-Wish of Central and Northern Florida grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
The organization was founded in Arizona in 1980 after 7-year-old Chris Greicius realized his heartfelt wish to become a police officer. Since its humble beginnings, the organization has blossomed, becoming the largest wish-granting organization reaching more than 500,000 children worldwide.
Since the doors of the Central & Northern Florida Chapter opened in 1986, we have granted more than 5,500 wishes in the communities we serve.
See for yourself the power of a wish granted in the life of just one of the lives we have touched...his name is Joe.
For a child like Joe, battling a life-threatening medical condition can be discouraging. A wish experience can help give back what the illness takes away. It can help a child forget about being sick, remember how to be a kid again, and to inspire them to keep making plans for the future.
Extraordinary things happen to very sick children when they are given permission to dream about something beyond their grasp. Through your support, we will be able to continue to help children like Joe.
For more information, please visit www.wishcentral.org. Share the power of a wish ®.