Over the years, I have realized that the best kind of happiness is one that comes from making others happy. It is pure, unadulterated, and lasting. And there’s nothing better than making the most unfortunate among us smile.
The mission of the Make-A-Wish Foundation “to create hope and happiness for children with life threatening illnesses around the world.”
In the Philippines, the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants wishes to children in the country, whatever the economic status, gender and religion of the child may be. Children between three to eighteen years old who have been diagnosed as having an illness that is life-threatening, not necessarily terminal are eligible to have a wish granted.
The goal of the foundation is to uplift the morale of children with life-threatening illnesses. Wishes may be simple or grand. Whatever it is, the Make-A-Wish Foundation makes it happen, through the generosity of their sponsors, donors, and volunteers.
Erica Lei dela Cruz, on the photo up there, got the chance to work as a fashion designer with Filipino designer Rajo Laurel. She worked on her own fashion line and witnessed it modeled on the runway. It was definitely a great way to celebrate her 13th birthday after she was diagnosed with Medulloblastomata and had undergone a triple brain surgery. Erica’s wish was the 1000th wish that Make-A-Wish Foundation Philippines had granted.
Check out this list of 8 bad-ass wishes granted by Make-A-Wish.
You can make a child happy by referring him to a the Make-A-Wish Foundation. You may call them at +632-856-3744 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. A Wish Referral Committee will verify all information provided.
Better yet, be part of a kid’s happiness by volunteering. You can event sponsor an entire wish. Contact Make-A-Wish Philippines through this form.
Please note that the Make-A-Wish Foundation does not give out cash donations or medical assistance to its beneficiaries.
Credits to the Make-A-Wish Foundation Site for the photo.