Genetics and Rare Diseases

Special Needs

Wish Granting Organizations

    Children with a Life Threatening or Sometimes Chronic Health Condition

  • A Special Wish Foundation dedicated to granting the wishes of children under the age of 21 who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening disorder
  • A Special Wish Foundation Dayton Ohio Chapter grants wishes to children living in its six-county area age birth through 20 who have been diagnosed with a life threatening disorder
  • Wish Come True is the oldest wish granting organization in Rhode Island. They grant wishes of medically qualified children ages 3 through 18 who have life-threatening illness and live in Rhode Island and areas of southeastern Massachusetts
  • A Wish with Wings grants children living in Texas who are diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions a wish
  • Angel Wish provides the public with an easy way to grant wishes to the millions of children that are living with chronic illnesses around the world.
  • Cherished Creations mission is to enrich and empower the lives of seriously-ill children and the underprivileged, giving them hope for a brighter tomorrow
  • Children’s Wish Foundation International provides quality, creative and carefully researched wishes to children under the age of 18 diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition
  • Chisholm Memorial Foundation grants wishes to seriously ill children within the Inland Empire. Our children come from every corner of the Empire from the vineyards of Temecula to the Mission of Riverside and from the Hot Springs of the low desert to the Joshua trees of the high desert
  • Dream Factory granting dreams to critically and chronically ill children since 1980. This organization is the second-largest children’s wish-granting organization in the United States They do not limit its mission to children who have a life-threatening illness
  • Give Kids the World is an 84-acre, nonprofit “storybook” resort in Central Florida. Children with life-threatening illnesses and their families are treated to weeklong, cost-free vacations
  • Hope Kids provides ongoing events, activities and a powerful, unique support to families who have a child with cancer or some other life-threatening medical condition.
  • Jason’s Dream for Kids fulfills the wishes of children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses
  • Kid’s Wish Network grants wishes to children between the ages of 3 and 18 who are in the fight of their lives, battling a life-threatening medical condition
  • Make-A-Wish grants a wish, on average, every 34 minutes to a child with a critical illness. Wishes come in all shapes and sizes.
  • The Marty Lyons Foundation fulfills the special wishes of children, ages three to seventeen years old, who have been diagnosed as having a terminal or life-threatening illness by providing and arranging special wish requests. They are unique in that they will grant a second wish to a deserving child
  • ontana Hope Project grants wishes for Montana children living with critical illnesses
  • My Wish List Foundation grants wishes and delivers smiles to pediatric patients to enhance their time of treatment
  • New Hope for Kids grants wishes to children with terminal or life-threatening illnesses and provides special activities, camps and events for participating families in Central Florida
  • Project Angel Fares provides all travel expenses to visit Morgan’s Wonderland, the world’s first ultra-accessible theme park, where anyone can play!
  • Sunshine Foundation’s purpose is to answer the dreams of chronically ill, seriously ill, physically challenged and abused children ages three to eighteen, whose families cannot fulfill their requests due to financial strain that the child’s illness may cause
  • Special Spectators creating VIP, all-access game day experiences for seriously ill children and their families at sporting events across the United States
  • The Quinn Madeline Foundation facilitates memorable experiences for children under age 3 who have been diagnosed with a terminal or life-threatening illness
  • The Rainbow Connection makes dreams come true for Michigan children with life threatening illnesses and provides support services to the family
  • The Wish Connection grants amazing wishes to children who have life-threatening OR chronically-debilitating medical conditions who living in Austin and Dallas, Texas and several locations in California
  • Wish Givers helping the critically ill children of America’s Heroes–military, police and firefighters
  • Wishes & More enhances the life of a child fighting a terminal or life-threatening condition by providing extraordinary experiences including wishes, scholarships, memorials and more
  • Wishing Well Foundation fulfills the fondest wish of any child not expected to reach adulthood
  • Children, Teens and Adults with Life-Limiting Illness

  • Do It for The Love provides musical wishes for children, teens and adults
  • Dream Foundation serving terminally-ill adults and their families by providing end-of-life Dreams that offer inspiration, comfort and closure
  • Infinite Wishes Foundation grants wishes to adults suffering from a life-threatening illness. They strive to provide hope and encouragement to patients and their families by offering a therapeutic break from the daily stress and strain that accompanies the illness
  • Unity, A Journey of Hope grants wishes to adults with life-limiting illness
  • Wish Granters is an adult wish-granting organization in Idaho and the Northwest currently service Ada and Canyon Counties
  • Children who Emotionally or Economically Distressed

  • ianca’s Kids grants wishes to children in need. If a child has been displaced by the foster system, struck by tragedy, or affected by disability, then he/she is one of Bianca’s Kids
  • Grant a Wish INC grants wishes to needy, disabled and abused children in the greater Chicagoland area, since 1981
  • Guardian Angel Foundation grants the wishes and dreams of children who are physically, emotionally, or economically distressed or those who have encountered some other significant hardship in their lives
  • One Simple Wish connects caring individuals with the unique yet simple wishes from children in foster care; wishes that allow them to fully experience the joy of just being a kid