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Who is Eligible?

A child with a life-threatening medical condition who has reached the age of 2½ and is younger than 18 at the time of referral is potentially eligible for a wish.

After a child is referred, Make-A-Wish® will work with the treating physician to determine the child's eligibility for a wish, i.e suffering from a progressive, degenerative or malignant condition currently placing the child's life in jeopardy. 

Our vision is to grant one wish to every eligible child. While more than 15,300 wishes were granted across the United States last year alone, this reached only half of the eligible children diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition.

When should a child be referred for a wish?

It is our mission to bring hope, strength and joy to a child at the time of greatest need.  A child should be referred for a wish when his or her condition has progressed to the point that it is putting his or her life in jeopardy.  Therefore, the child’s physician must confirm he or she is in a life-threatening state at the time the referral is made in order for him/her to be medically eligible to have a wish granted.

Make-A-Wish® New Jersey
Samuel & Josephine Plumeri Wishing Place
1347 Perrineville Road
Monroe Township, NJ 08831
(609) 371-9474
Toll Free (800) 252-9474