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Pauline, wish mum

7-year-old Caitlin is living with Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy and her wish is to swim with dolphins and give them kisses and cuddles!

Caitlin’s Mum, Pauline tells us a bit more about Caitlin in her own words...


DisabledHolidays.com love working with Make-A-Wish UK and helping to make wishes come true. They’ve written this blog of top tips for travelling with a disability...

Wish child Emilio laughing in a swimming pool

Anna, wish mum

13 year old Oliver, also known as Ollie, is fighting a type of cancer called Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. His wish is to feed sea turtles, as his pet turtle Dylan has really helped him through his treatment.

His mum, Anna, tells us more about his story...

Wish child Oliver and his mum Anna

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Owning a spa pool is one of the many types of wishes that Make-A-Wish grant to children fighting life-threatening conditions.

These spa pool wishes can be enjoyed by the whole family and provide many physical and emotional benefits for seriously ill children, particularly those with limited movement due to neurological conditions and muscle diseases. Here’s a list of the many benefits!

William smiling in his spa pool


Tony, wish dad

Wish dad, Tony has written a heartfelt blog post about his daughter Milla, who was living with spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy and sadly passed away last year.

wish dad and his daughter

Michelle, wish mum

Michelle's son Ben was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia when he was just 5 years old. Here she writes a heartfelt letter to Ben, to tell him how proud she is and how far he has come since his diagnosis... 

Ben with his mum Michelle holding up drinks

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As today is International Day of Happiness, we wanted to share our favourite happiness quotes from some of our magical wishes! 

cerys and her mum niki hugging

Kerry, wish mum

Felix was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia in January 2016. His mum Kerry has written this blog to mark the 365 days since his diagnosis, and describes the impact his wish has had on him and his family…

Felix and his mum Kerry smiling

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This Valentine’s Day, we’re sharing a romantic story with you about two wish teenagers from different countries who got to know each other through an online support group and who finally got to meet each other thanks to Make-A-Wish.

Callum and Hanna outside Buckingham Palace

Zoe, wish mum

“Dear Alfie,

You stood in the living room, held an imaginary mic to your mouth and burst into song. ‘Hakuna Matata!... What a wonderful phrase. It means no worries, for the rest of your days…’

Alfie and his mum Zoe at Disneyland