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

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Getting married is an exciting, anxious time: The spouses-to-be are sucked into a whirlwind of flowers and cake, white tulle and photographers, music and stationery, and a seemingly endless array of decisions. The groom, bride, and their families enjoy the anticipation of the big day, and it was no different for 21-year-old Randy. What was different for Randy was that he was fighting Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. His wish was to marry his girlfriend on the Oregon coast, but his doctors … read more

Many people don’t realize how hard it can be to navigate the world around them until they or someone they care for suffers from a life-threatening illness. Activities like entering and exiting a vehicle, getting into bed, going on walks, participating in family activities, and breathing quality air are a constant struggle for several of our Wishing Star families. Wishing Star aims to make life easier for these people by increasing their quality of life. In fact, 1 in 5 … read more

One of the many troubling aspects of having a child diagnosed with a life-threatening illness is the feeling of isolation. Depending on the scope of the illness, parents find themselves lost in a flurry of doctor’s appointments, medical consultations, physical therapy sessions, and the never-ending task of wrapping their minds around their current situation. Friends and family struggle with finding ways to comfort their loved one, and the parents struggle with relating to those around them. Then the day comes … read more