WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
All New Zealand children and young people aged 3-18 years old battling a critical illness are eligible. Make-A-Wish is dedicated to making every eligible child's wish come true. Wish applications must be received by the wish child's 18th birthday.
Many children go on to recover. However, during times of treatment, wish children and their families are going through very tough times. The child may be missing out on school, sports, and finding it hard to stay in touch with friends. The wish experience has been found to significantly impact wish children, providing life-changing moments and a shared diversion with the families, friends and their communities away from the medical environment.