Wish fulfillment organizations

In addition to the large organizations listed below, there are many smaller and local organizations that grant wishes to seriously ill children. A more comprehensive list of wish fulfillment organizations can be found on the Web at http://www.patientcenters.com/leukemia/.

Children's Wish Foundation International

8615 Roswell Road Atlanta, GA 30350 (770) 393-WISH (800) 323-WISH http://www.childrenswish.org

US or Europe. Fulfills wishes of terminally ill children.

The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

95 Bayly Street West, Suite 404 Ajax, Ontario Canada L1S 7K8 (905) 426-5656 http://www.childrenswish.ca/

Their goal is to provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience for children ages 3 to 18 with high-risk, life-threatening diseases. There are chapters throughout Canada. Parents can call for the location of the chapter nearest to them.

The Dream Factory, Inc.

1218 South Third Street Louisville, KY 40203 (800) 456-7556 http://www.dreamfactoryinc.com

Chapters in 30 states. Grants wishes of children ages 3 to 18 who are critically or chronically ill.

Make-a-Wish Foundation of America

3350 North Central Avenue, Suite 300 Phoenix, AZ 85012 (602) 279-WISH or (800) 722-WISH http://www.wish.org

US and international chapters and affiliates. Grants wishes to children under the age of 18 with life-threatening illnesses.

The Starlight Children's Foundation

5900 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 2530 Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 634-0080 http://www.starlight.org

Has chapters in the United States, Canada, Australia, and United Kingdom. Fulfills wishes for seriously ill children ages 4 to 18.

Sunshine Foundation

IPO. Box 255

5400 County Road 547 N Loughman, FL 33858 (800) 457-1976

No geographic boundaries. Grants wishes to chronically or terminally ill children ages 3 to 21.

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