illness is Make-A-Wish. I. Who is Make- A- Wish? a) The organization was founded in the early 80’s after two police officers were able to grant a 7yr olds boy wish of becoming a police officer a week before he passed away. b) Unlike now, where we have the ability to start Go-Fund Me accounts via the internet the founders of the organization carried around envelopes to store the money of any potential donors they might encounter c) The following year, Make-A-Wish was able to grant their first wish to a boy diagnosed with leukemia just like Chris, the 7yr old boy that inspired the start of the foundation II. Who does Make-A-Wish help? a) The organization focuses on granting the wishes of children with life-threatening conditions from all over the US and territories. b) Criteria to be eligible: i) Children between the ages of 2.5 years and 17and 11 months of age ii) Cannot have been granted a wish from another foundation iii) Have been diagnosed with a life-threatening condition that places the child’s life in jeopardy III. What is a wish? a) The organization has granted 270,000 wishes thus far, 14,800 alone this past year i) Although every individual wish is unique there are five types of wishes can be granted (1) I wish to go (a) Beaches (b) Cruises (c)
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