To provide lasting support and memories for wish families.
To treat families and associates with dignity and protect their privacy.
To inspire greater community participation in fulfilling Wishing Star's mission.
In 1996, Wishing Star granted 74 wishes. In 2014, we granted 18. Wishing Star’s donors were hit hard by the recession in 2008, and donations have not returned to previous levels. For the only time in our 31-year history, Wishing Star closed our referral system in late 2013 because a smaller budget created a longer waiting list. Wishing Star is still granting wishes and changing lives beyond the wish and we are close to re-opening referrals. With YOUR help, we … read more
In 1983, 7 year old Patrick was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma cancer. Wishing Star was a newly founded organization, with only 3 wishes having been granted. Patrick passionately wished to go to Disneyland. In May 1984, just after his 8th birthday, his parents, two brothers, and baby sister joined him on his wish trip to California! It has been over 30 years since Patrick’s wish. Sadly, Patrick passed away only 9 days after returning from his wish trip. This Fall, … read more
A few months ago we put out a call for help in granting an expedited wish. Sheldon’s osteosarcoma was taking its toll and his hope and spirits were low. Sheldon’s wish to customize his truck was granted on Saturday, May 17 only one week after he was told his cancer was terminal. With the help of Custom Truck in Spokane and many wonderful donors, he received a bumper/grill, light bars, steps, air intake system, stereo, and more!! For a moment … read more