A child’s wish request is only limited by the size of their dreams and imagination. However the child’s health condition often dictates the limits of what they can and cannot physically do. Our organization carefully reviews each wish request with family and physicians to determine if each child’s wish can be safely carried out.
Most wishes fall into one of the following categories:
Go somewhere special – Disneyworld always tops the list. However children often wish to go to a special beach, theme park, cruise, concert or sporting event like a Hornet’s Game.
Get something special – Big Screen Televisions, Computers and electronic games are the most popular. Terminally-ill children often have physical restrictions and so getting a new computer or game system (Nintendo, X-BOX) is a real dream come true for them. And since their medical conditions often put financial pressure on their families having their own “shopping spree” can be a wonderful gift.
Meet someone special – Louisiana children love to meet our local sports heroes on the Saints and Hornets. Children often request to visit the Saints facility or meet a special player. The New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Hornets have been tremendous supporters of A Child’s Wish and have donated a tremendous amount of merchandise and gifts for local children.