World Wish Day


World Wish Day is a celebration of hope, dreams, and the incredible impact of wish-granting organizations around the world. It is an annual celebration observed on April 29th, honoring the founding of the Make-A-Wish Foundation in 1980. This global event aims to raise awareness and support for the organization’s mission of granting wishes to children with critical illnesses. This day serves as a reminder of the transformative power of wishes in bringing hope, joy, and strength to these young individuals and their families.Let’s have a look into the origin of World Wish Day:

Seven-year-old, Chris Greicius, a leukemia sufferer had the wish to become a police officer. When the police heard about this, they fulfilled his wish making Chris an honorary officer for a day on April 29, 1980. This act of kindness inspired others, leading to the establishment of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which has since become a prominent children’s charity worldwide. This led to the inception of World Wish Day. At present, 48 countries are involved in World Wish Day. This day serves as a celebration of wish-granting for children facing illnesses, with people globally coming together to make dreams a reality.

There are many stories of those whose wishes have been fulfilled by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Among them let’s dive into the story of Zayden: There are different ways of celebrating this wish-granting day.

1. Donate something to the Make-A-Wish Foundation or a similar wish-granting organization.
2. Participate in fundraising activities of the organization.
3. Spread Awareness about Make-A-Wish Day and the work of the organization.
4. Grant a wish of a child in need.
5. Wear blue, the official color of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.Make-A-Wish Day serves as a reminder of the power of compassion, kindness, and the human spirit to bring light into the lives of those facing adversity. As we celebrate Make-A-Wish Day, let us renew our commitment to making wishes come true and spreading hope to all those in need. Together, we can make a difference and continue to create moments of magic and happiness for children around the world.

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Rtr. Sumaiya Sadeek
(Junior Blog Team Member 2023-24)

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