Truth is six families around Australia will sit in a doctor's office today and be told their child has a life-threatening medical condition. Their lives will change in an instant. It's unimaginable.
Yesterday another six families received this news, and tomorrow there will be six more.
By the end of the year, more than 2,000 Australian children and teenagers will have been told that they must spend their days in and out of scary hospitals,and miss out on the everyday pleasures of childhood.
As limitations are placed around these children’s lives, things start to disappear. Their smiles, their hope for the future and their own self-belief.
At Make-A-Wish, they believe in the healing power of a wish. By putting the power back in the hands of these children and allowing them to regain some control, we can reignite their sense of hope and imagination, and give them strength to battle their illness.