Wishes 2017-09-22T19:01:38+00:00

How Wishes Come True

Our Wish Stories

Our 25,000th Wish: King Jay

We recently granted our historic 25,000th wish to Jayden from Edmonton, Alberta. Growing up as an avid athlete, 18-year-old Jayden had a love for team sports – particularly basketball. In 2014, Jayden was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer of the muscle tissue. Jayden’s wish was to design his own pair of sneakers, a wish made even more unique with his idea of “melting” his favourite sneake ...

The Priceless Gift of Music

One of the most moving experiences for Children’s Wish New Brunswick Chapter was granting Emelie’s wish. Emelie grew up with a love of music, actively participating in her church choir. At 14, she was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer of the soft tissue, and began a rigorous treatment program that included 53 weeks of chemotherapy and 12 weeks of radiation. With her illness, Emelie lost t ...

A Music Career Gets Off to a Thrilling Start

For 17-year-old Jaimey, music is more than a pleasure – it is a source of courage and inspiration. Diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at an early age, she says, “I have been battling cancer since I was five years old. Music has helped me push through everything.” Jaimey sings, plays both guitar and banjo, and has her sights set on a career as a musician. So it’s not surprising that her w ...

A Magical Day with the Winnipeg Jets

As a one-year old, Kiera was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a type of cancer that starts in the bones. Although she had to undergo a procedure to amputate her leg, as well as treatment, nothing could slow down this spirited and athletic little girl. Kiera grew up skating on frozen ponds and playing hockey with her older brother, and has been a Winnipeg Jets fan for as long as she can remember. Now ...

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