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World Wish Day

Child dressed as a magical fairy for World Wish Day.

World Wish Day is a holiday that should be celebrated because it represents the power of hope, joy, and generosity. On April 29th of every year, the world comes together to celebrate this special day and raise awareness of the incredible work done by the Make-A-Wish Foundation International.

The history of World Wish Day dates back to April 29, 1980, when a group of volunteers decided to help grant the wish of a young boy named Chris Greicius, who was suffering from leukemia. Chris’s wish was to be a police officer, and the volunteers worked tirelessly to make that dream a reality. They arranged for Chris to be sworn in as an honorary police officer and to spend the day with real police officers, patrolling the streets and catching bad guys. Chris’s wish came true, and he passed away soon after, but his memory and his wish lived on.

In honor of Chris and his wish, the Make-A-Wish Foundation International declared April 29th as World Wish Day, a day to celebrate the power of a wish and the joy it can bring to a child and their family.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation International is a non-profit organization that was founded in the United States in 1980. Its mission is to grant the wishes of children with critical illnesses and bring hope, strength, and joy to their lives. Since its inception, the foundation has granted over half a million wishes to children all over the world.

One of the most popular wishes among kids is to become a pilot. Many children dream of flying high in the sky and feeling the wind in their hair. Thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, these dreams can become a reality. If you own an aircraft, consider donating some flight time for World Wish Day as other aviators have done. Due to their generosity, the foundation has helped grant the wishes of many children who wanted to fly a plane or be a part of the aviation industry.

One of these children was a boy named Jacob, who was diagnosed with a life-threatening heart condition. Jacob’s wish was to fly a plane, and thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, his dream came true. Jacob was able to fly a Cessna 172 with the help of a licensed pilot, and he loved every moment of it. He even got to take the controls and steer the plane himself!

Another child who had a wish related to flying was a girl named Emily. Emily was diagnosed with a brain tumor, and her wish was to go on a helicopter ride with her family. Thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Emily and her family were able to take a private helicopter tour of their hometown and see it from a whole new perspective. The experience was unforgettable for Emily and her family and gave them memories they will cherish forever.

Consider donating a flight for World Wish Day. Giving the gift of private jet charter flights to families of wish kids is one of the most meaningful ways to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation. By providing a family with a private jet charter flight, you are not only helping them fulfill their wish of traveling to a special destination, but you are also giving them the gift of comfort, convenience, and luxury.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation has partnered with many private jet charter companies to make this possible, and the impact it has on families is immeasurable. It permits them to travel in comfort and grace without the stress and hassle of commercial air travel. For families dealing with the challenges of a critical illness, this kind of support can make all the difference.

In conclusion, World Wish Day is a holiday that should be celebrated because it represents the power of hope, joy, and generosity. It honors the incredible work done by the Make-A-Wish Foundation International and the impact it has on the lives of children with critical illnesses and their families. By supporting this foundation and helping to grant wishes, we can bring happiness and hope to those who need it most.

 

World Wish Day date: April 29 (annual)

For more information:
worldwish.org/worldwishday
wikipedia.org/wiki/Make-A-Wish_Foundation

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