Make-A-Wish Foundation

  • Medicine & Health
  • 1980

Starting with one terminally ill child in Arizona in 1980, a group of volunteers gradually grew the Make-A-Wish Foundation into a charity that helps thousands of children age 3 to 17 who have been certified by their doctor as facing a life-threatening illness to enjoy some experience they have dreamed of. The nonprofit is powered by many generous donors and over 32,000 volunteers—organized in 61 U.S. chapters, and now also 45 foreign countries. From 1980 to 2014 they gave the group the capacity to arrange 334,000 life experiences

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