Wish-granting organizations provide wishes to children who have a life-threatening diagnosis. Typically, the wish recipient is diagnosed on or before their 18th birthday, and wishes are not granted to children under the age of 3 unless they are not expected to reach their 3rd birthday.

Wishes are generally divided into three main categories:

  1. Travel
  2. Adventure
  3. Meeting a famous person

Disney trips, shopping sprees and meeting a favorite celebrity are among the most popular wishes. Each wish-granting organization should be consulted directly for eligibility criteria, application process and organization rules. Cincinnati Children's provides information on some of these organizations.