The wish is only the beginning...

Wishing Star Foundation grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses between the ages of 3 and 21, living in Eastern and Central Washington and Idaho. A child does not need to be terminal to qualify for a wish.

In 1983, Wishing Star was created to empower children and families to face their medical treatments and the loneliness associated with being sick. Wishing Star’s mission is to provide wish kids with hope through uplifting and rejuvenating experiences refocusing on the joy of life and to provide lasting support and memories for wish families. Wishes provide laughter and respite from everyday challenges. Studies have shown that children who receive the promise of a wish participate better in their treatment plan and have a better outlook on life.