Make a Wish Foundation Essay

1062 Words Apr 4th, 2012 5 Pages
Fulfilling a Child’s Wish Imagine the joy of finally becoming a parent. All the time, effort and dreams created with each new life. Imagine holding that perfect bundle of joy in your hands and looking into those eyes; seeing all the possibilities and future dreams in that one tiny gift God has given you. Imagine now those same eyes, looking at you from a hospital bed and hearing the doctors tell you that your child, your precious gift, is terminal. At that one moment, how many dreams would come crashing to the ground for both the parents and the child? Those dreams, those precious few moments of remaining life for a terminally ill child, is why the Make-A-Wish foundation was established. The Make-A-Wish foundation was created …show more content…
Since its creation, Make-A-Wish has become an international charitable organization granting a wish every 40 minutes to a terminal child. How incredible that one boys dream began a worldwide dream fulfilling commitment. In 1980, 7-year-old Christopher James Geiclus dreamed of becoming a police officer while undergoing treatment for leukemia. As Christopher got worse, a day was planed with the Arizona Department of Public Safety to fill his dream. On April 29, 1980 Christopher was sworn in, wearing a custom tailored DPS uniform, as the first honorary DPS patrolman in state history. Continuing the dream, on May 2 when Christopher was placed back in the hospital, his room was arranged with DPS paraphernalia to keep his spirits high. The following day Christopher passed away, but all who knew him were pleased to see this wonderful boy take with him his wish and dreams fulfilled. That dream was the first of many that Make-A-Wish has made possible over the 31 years of active dream fulfillment. If wishes were cheap then everyone would have them, but until then Make-A-Wish continues to sponsor the dreams of terminally ill children between the ages of 2 ½ and 18 years old. As of August 2010 Make-A-Wish Foundation

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