How Wishes Come True

Our Wish Stories

Spider Mable Saves the Day!

On September 28th, a villain who calls himself Mysterio wreaked havoc throughout the City of Edmonton. He even kidnapped Oilers captain, Andrew Ference. With few clues to go on, Edmonton police and Mayor Iveson called the only person who could help solve the mystery – Spider Mable! Six-year-old Mable may be short in stature but she makes up for it with incredible amounts of energy, a bubbly person ...

Kwayza’s Equestrian Wish

Shortly before March break last year, 15-year-old Kwayza began experiencing severe joint pain, had difficulty walking and chronic nausea. Following a bone marrow test, doctors confirmed that Kwayza had acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a cancer of the blood. Prior to his diagnosis, Kwayza was passionate about horses. When he was only 8 years old, Kwayza began riding horses and immediately took to the ...

A Life-Changing Trip

He looks like a healthy teenage boy but in fact, 15-year-old Matisse has a severe heart condition, which keeps him from playing sports or simply being active like other boys his age. Being different and set apart from other kids his age has sometimes been hard to bear. “Being a sick child”, he says, “also means being afraid of seeing my world suddenly falling apart, of seeing people’s perception c ...

Princess Myla Meets Princess Belle

Myla was diagnosed with an aggressive form of rhabdomyosarcoma in 2015 and began chemo treatments only three days later. After being diagnosed, she had to leave behind her friends at school in Penticton and spend a year being moved between hospitals in Seattle, the Lower Mainland and Okanagan, to battle her cancer. She stayed strong throughout this process, even when she had to spend Easter in the ...

Children’s Wish Impact Study

Wishes have a positive and lasting impact on wish children and their families, beyond the experience of the actual wish. Wishes help to aid the overall healing process, provide a distraction that helps children cope with the emotional and physical stress of treatment, improve family cohesion, and inspire wish children in long-lasting ways.

Download the 2017 Children’s Wish Impact Study

Our Beloved Mascot Roary

Like the children whose lives have been transformed by a Children’s Wish – and who in turn have transformed the lives of everyone around them – our beloved mascot Roary is a most courageous creature. He embodies hope for a brighter future and gives our wish children the strength to move forward. Children’s Wish presents every wish child with their very own Roary. He stays with them right to the day of their wish, and reminds them constantly of better and brighter days to come. Click here to read Roary’s Poem.

Refer a Child!

Do you know a child you’d like to refer to Children’s Wish?
Call us at 1-800-267-WISH (9474) to make a referral.

Children who may be eligible for a Children’s Wish can be referred by anyone, including social workers, healthcare professionals, community organizations, relatives, friends, or other wish families. In addition, the parents or legal guardians of the child you’re referring must communicate their interest in a wish directly to the Children’s Wish Foundation.

Download Wish Referral Brochure