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Make-A-Wish® granted nearly 14,800 wishes last year alone – each one a life-affirming testament to hope, inspiration, and resilience. Wishes strengthen wish kids and their families, rally communities together, and change the lives of everyone involved. Experience the stories of those who know firsthand the power of a wish-come-true.


Wish Stories

Make-A-Wish® grants a wish, on average, every 35 minutes to a child with a life-threatening medical condition. Wishes come in all shapes and sizes. Some are heartfelt or jaw-dropping, funny or tear-jerkers. Enjoy your journey.

Read Wish Stories

Wish Facts

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

Share Your Wish Story

Have you had a Make-A-Wish® experience?

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

Make-A-Wish® Central & Western North Carolina
1131 Harding Place
Charlotte, NC 28204
(704) 339-0334
Toll Free (877) 677-9474