Make-A-Wish Metro NY
Every 20 minutes, a child is diagnosed with a critical illness. Make-A-Wish has granted hundreds of thousands of wishes for these children. As long as childhood illnesses exist, Make-A-Wish will inspire and support healthier, happier outcomes for these kids. 

Videos from Make-A-Wish Metro NY

Isaiah Meets Halle Berry

Make-A-Wish Metro NY 02:45 Health

After watching "Catwoman," a boy living with sickle cell anemia fulfills his wish to meet Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry through Make-A-Wish.

Chef Josh Makes His Debut

Make-A-Wish Metro NY 02:42 Health

A boy born with a congenital heart defect fulfills his wish of becoming a chef by visiting Red Rooster's Chef Marcus Samuelsson, Baked By Melissa's Melissa Ben-Ishay, and Cafe Boulud.

Swinging In The Season

Make-A-Wish Metro NY 01:23 Health

Rock band The Lionfish performs at NYC's The Cutting Room for Swinging In the Season, benefitting Make-A-Wish.

Corinne and Nigel Barker

Make-A-Wish Metro NY 03:01 Youth

A girl diagnosed with aplastic anemia fulfills her model ambitions in a photoshoot with former "America's Next Top Model" and "The Face" judge, photographer Nigel Barker.

Christine Visits Macy's

Make-A-Wish Metro NY 02:13 Youth

A girl living with lymphatic syndrome visited NYC's famed Macy's department store for a day of fun and laughter with friends and family as part of her dream with Make-A-Wish.

Lily Visits Columbia University

Make-A-Wish Metro NY 01:55 Youth

A young leukemia survivor takes steps towards her dream of becoming a doctor by visiting Columbia University's Medical School with Make-A-Wish.

Thanksgiving Day Parade

Make-A-Wish Metro NY 02:10 Youth

Make-A-Wish, Southwest Airlines, and The First Responders Children's Fund partner up to grant wishes to kids with critical illnesses and their families to visit Macy's famed Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Make-A-Wish Metro NY 01:32 Youth

New York City's Fire Department teams up with Make-A-Wish to make critically-ill children honorary firefighters and EMTs for a day.

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Wishes have proven physical and emotional benefits that can give children with critical illnesses a better chance of survival. Wishes also give kids and families who are going through a very challenging time a chance to dream beyond illness and beyond treatment. Imagination becomes real for these children and their families through community contributions and support from volunteers who believe in the power of hope to heal. 

When you grant a child's wish, it is a win-win situation and wishes are all granted by volunteers! There is nothing more fulfilling than volunteering with Make-A-Wish! Beyond granting a child’s true wish, you can use your other strengths to help: whether it's medical outreach, acting as a translator, or recruiting new volunteers, there is no shortage of ways to help fulfill a moment that a child will remember forever.


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