Wishes granted with your help
A wish granted is true magic for the child, providing respite from their normal routines of hospitals, doctors and treatment. Wherever possible, we invite the whole immediate family to share in the wish, to experience moments of joy and make memories to last a life-time.
We have granted over 2,000 wishes in Ireland, and every wish is unique. Here are just a few of their stories. If you would like to help grant more wishes like these, please donate now.
Aidan (aged 10) from Cork is living with end-stage renal disease and recently had his wish to go on a sun holiday granted!
Sophie (6) from Offaly is living with renal failure and recently had her wish to go to Disneyland Paris granted.
Liam (aged 6) from Meath, recently had his wish to visit Legoland, Windsor granted.
Cayden (aged 3) from Cork is living with hypoplastic right heart syndrome. He recently had his wish to go to Dinseyland Paris granted.
Jumayin (aged 14) from Meath is living with sickle cell disease. With the help of our friends in Vodafone Ireland Jumayin’s wish to have an iPhone X was recently granted.
Josh (aged 9) from Tipperary living with HLH recently had his wish to visit Kennedy Space Centre granted when he and and his family went to Florida.
Conor (aged 4) from Offaly recently had his wish to have a ‘wiggly worm slide’ granted!
Rueben (aged 4) from Dublin is living with interstitial lung disease and recently had his wish to go to Disney World, Florida granted.
Cillian (aged 6) from Galway is living with Type II Spinal Muscular Atrophy and recently had his wish to go to Disneyland Paris granted!
Oscar (aged 3) from Dublin is living with DIPG and recently had his wish granted to meet his two heroes, Mickey and Minnie Mouse in Disneyland Paris.
Kaitlyn (aged 7) from Donegal is living with leukaemia and recently had her wish to meet JoJo Siwa granted in New York City!
Jamie (aged 11) from Dublin loves being outside and loves nothing better than being on a swing, stretched out in the sun.
Danielle (4) from Sligo is living with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and her wish was to have have her own space - a summer house in her garden!
In 2010, we granted Katie’s wish to meet Beyoncé. Since her wish was granted, Katie’s health has improved and she has completed a degree in General Nursing.
Aidan (aged 11) from Wexford is living with osteosarcoma and recently had his wish to have an Apple iMac Computer granted.
Joseph (aged 15) from Cork recently had his wish granted to see the Liverpool FC team at Melwood training facility.
Dylan (aged 11) from Limerick recently had his wish to go to Disney World granted!
Joshua (aged 12) from Donegal and his family travelled to Florida where Joshua had his wish to swim with dolphins granted!
Fodhla (aged 8) from Cork wished to go to the American Doll store in New York City to pick out the perfect doll.
Finn (aged 16) from Cavan is living with Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy and Make-A-Wish Ireland granted his wish to meet his idol, Drake.
Beth (aged 14) from Donegal is living with Hodgkins lymphoma and her wish was to have an iPhone X.
Triona (aged 16) from Kildare is living with pulmonary capillaritis. Her one true wish was to meet her favourite band, The Script.
Salim (14) from Kerry is living with a cognitive heart condition and his wish was to meet his favourite WWE Superstars.
Lauren (aged 15) from Galway had a magical time when her wish to visit New York was granted!
We are delighted to announce that we have granted 221 wishes this year!
Leo (aged 14) from Meath is living with cerebral palsy but lights up when he listens to Gavin James, and especially loves guitar music.
Alan (aged 17) from Kildare wished to see the stage show Hamilton in LA with his family.
Kate (aged 8) is just back from meeting Santa Claus at the North Pole!
Cade (aged 3) from Dublin is living with MDS and wished to meet Sulley from Monsters Inc.
Katie (aged 16) from Westmeath is living with cancer and her wish was to go to New York with her family to see the musical Wicked!
Alex (aged 14) from Dublin is living with severe haemophilia and wished for a bedroom makeover featuring his musical heroes.
Daniel (aged 9) from Dublin is living with a brain tumour and his wish was to visit NASA. We granted Daniel’s wish when we sent him and his family to the Johnson Space Centre in Texas!
Tomás, aged 7, from Cork is living with rhabdomyosarcoma and wished to meet his hero, Roy Keane.
Bobby, aged 8, experienced the wish of a lifetime recently when he met John Terry and some of the Chelsea FC.
Pranathi, aged 6, is waiting for a new heart and shared with us her wish to help her favourite princesses get ready for the ball!
In 2013 Caitlin was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. That summer we granted Caitlin wish to be a Vet for the day.
Katie is a young girl from Cork who is crazy about country music. She is constantly playing the guitar and singing at home.
It’s not often that a young boy gets to meet all his favourite superheroes at once, but that’s exactly what happened to Brandon!
Young Izzy has always been fascinated with the Northern Lights, so she chose this exciting adventure as her wish.
Like every wish we grant, our 2000th wish was very special and unique. Brooke, aged 9, is from Dublin and lives with Rett syndrome.
Miley, aged 6 and from Wicklow, recently had her wish to have a sensory play area in her bedroom granted.
Beth, aged 8 from Dublin, is living with cystic fibrosis and had her wish to be a mermaid granted! Beth went to Florida.
Leah, aged 15, became the envy of teenagers around the world when she had her wish to meet Justin Bieber granted!
Faye, aged 7 from Dublin, had her wish was to go to Disneyland Paris granted! On their return, Faye’s Dad sent us this message…”
Felicity, aged 13 and living with A.L.L., wished to meet Khloe Kardashian and we are thrilled to announce that her wish came true recently.
Molly, aged 9, from Dublin wished to have her own playhouse – her own space where she could have friends over and play.