Make-A-Wish UK exists for one reason – to grant magical wishes to enrich the lives of children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions.
Whether it’s going on an amazing holiday, meeting their celebrity hero or having a life-changing bedroom makeover; wishes are as unique as every child and most importantly, they are magical.
Because a child’s life shouldn’t be about illness, hospitals and diagnosis – it should be about wonder, joy and hope.
Since it started in 1986, Make-A-Wish has granted over 11,000 wishes to children fighting a life-threatening condition.
Children like Kianne, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour when she was just twelve years old. Her condition brought on several other health problems, including a form of diabetes and sleep apnoea and she also suffered a traumatic stroke which had a long and tough recovery time.
Kianne had always had a passion for animals and anything to do with the sea, so her One True Wish was to go whale watching with her family in Madeira. She had a magical time spotting whales, dolphins and even a baby sea turtle, and made lots of treasured memories with her family.
This November, Make-A-Wish UK is excited to be taking part in #GivingTuesday – by telling the stories of more seriously ill children like Kianne who are waiting for their One True Wish and encouraging supporters to donate to their wishes.
Make sure to follow Make-A-Wish UK on their social media channels to see what happens on the day and find out how you can get involved!