Wishes really do come true at Wishing Star! To date we’ve granted over 1,250 wishes.

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Our Mission

We foster hope, community, and lasting memories by granting wishes for children with life-threatening conditions and supporting their families beyond the wish.

Upcoming Events

  1. Tri-Cities Wish Family Carousel Party
    August 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Tri-Cities Dinner Banquet
    October 2 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Latest Stories

We can sometimes forget how easy many of us have it. Our worries may revolve around buying a new pair of running shoes, getting to work on time, finding the perfect birthday present for a friend, or whether your child will get good grades this quarter. But imagine if your worries included the dilemma of whether to pay your mortgage or a huge hospital bill for your child’s chemotherapy. Or getting to a doctor’s appointment on time, finding the perfect … read more

  When you think of a wish, what first pops into your head? Maybe Barbara Eden in her harem costume, the opening credits of “Pinocchio,” or candles burning on a birthday cake. The point of the wish is always the same: When you make a wish, it will immediately come true. But Wishing Star’s wishes can take months or even years to come to fruition. So, why isn’t wish fulfillment as easy as rubbing a lamp? Because Wishing Star builds … read more

In June 1985, sweet 5-year old Jennifer was granted her wish to become a nurse. Having battled Cystic Fibrosis since birth, Jennifer grew up to admire the nurses who loved and took care of her everyday of her life. A volunteer hand-made Jennifer’s nurses outfit for her big day- a local nurse donated her own nurse’s cap for Jennifer to wear. An official “Capping ceremony” was held at a local college where Jennifer was given a bouquet of red roses … read more