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A wish experience can be a game-changer for a child with a life-threatening medical condition.

That one belief guides us in everything we do at Make-A-Wish Connecticut. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve. It compels us to be creative in exceeding the expectations of every wish kid. It drives us to make our donated resources go as far as possible.

Now, in 2016 and after 30 years, more than 2,500 children in Connecticut have benefited from the hope, strength and joy of experiencing their one heartfelt wish. And while it's not the beginning, it's nowhere near the end. Nationally, Make-A-Wish granted 14,800 wishes last year - on average, one every 35 minutes. But for every wish granted, another child is diagnosed with a potentially qualifying condition. A child who needs a wish.

We all look forward to the day when no more children have life-threatening medical conditions. Until that time, Make-A-Wish remains committed to a vision of granting a wish to every eligible child. Because wishes make sick kids feel better - and sometimes, when they feel better, they get better.

For more information about Make-A-Wish® Connecticut, visit and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.

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