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Make-A-Wish® Central New York has granted more than 1,800 wishes since its inception in 1985 and more than 70 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.

Shane - March 2013 Wish Kid

Wish Stories

Make-A-Wish grants a wish, on average, every 38 minutes to a child with a critical illness. Wishes come in all shapes and sizes. Some are heartfelt or jaw-dropping, funny or tear-jerkers. Enjoy your journey.

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Wish Kid Shane

While visiting the Gonzales Police Department, Shane was made an honorary police officer for the day… an experience he will never forget!

Andrew - December 2012 Wish Kid

Wish Kid Andrew

All aboard! Andrew’s Disney Cruise was one for the books.


Wish Kid K'nai

With the help of local interior designer, K’nai’s room was transformed into a pink palace.

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Make-A-Wish® Central New York
5005 Campuswood Drive
East Syracuse, NY 13057
(315) 475-9474
Toll Free (800) 846-9474