The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Southern Florida grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
A wish come true for a child with a life-threatening medical condition provides a special kind of magic. It creates an indomitable spirit within the child to help sustain him or her through extremely difficult times, in hopes that miracles can be achieved.
The Southern Florida Chapter is celebrating 28 years of granting wishes to local children. We have grown from granting two wishes in 1983 to granting 537 wishes in fiscal year 2011.
Today, the chapter serves the children of Broward, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Highlands, Indian River, Lee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties, plus children of the US Virgin Islands.
The Foundation grants the wish of any child who is between the ages of 2 ½ -18 and diagnosed by a physician as having a life-threatening medical condition. Children may be referred by the child’s physician, parents or legal guardians, social worker or other healthcare professional or even themselves.