Since 2001, Make-A-Wish® / Make-A-Wish® Quebec has granted wishes of children whose health is seriously threatened to bring hope, strength and joy to them. The Foundation assumes all expenses and organization related to the fulfillment of the vow.
Did you know that children suffering from ataxia, like Raphael, may be eligible for a vow? To be qualify, the child must meet the following criteria:
- To Be between the ages of 3 and 17;
- Suffering from a medical condition that threatens his / her health;
- Never have made a vow with another foundation.
There is no waiting list and the process of fulfilling the wish begins as soon as the attending physician confirms the eligibility. As each child is unique, all wishes are personalized to the tastes and desires of each one to give them an unforgettable experience.
As the statistics show, the experience of a vow marks a major turning point in the battle of the child to regain health. He offers him a special project that takes him away from the daily realities imposed by his illness. The wish also makes it possible to strengthen family ties, because the whole family participates in its realization.
98% of parents say that the vow experience has allowed them to feel again as a “normal family”.
Everyone comes out winner!
Contact Make-A-Wish / Make-A-Wish Quebec at 514 488-9474 or visit their website to refer a child. www.faisunvoeuqc.ca
Raphael is afflicted with Friedreich’s ataxia. The 17-year-old does not let the disease stop him. A great sportsman, he loves cycling and trains regularly.
Raphael is a fan of the movies Pirates of the Caribbean. It is no wonder that, for his wish, he wanted to go on a Caribbean cruise with his family. Last February, they had a magical week aboard the Norwegian Escape. Raphael had the chance to meet the captain of the boat and was given an exclusive tour of the kitchens. They were also able to visit St-Thomas, Tortola and Nassau during the various stops.
On his return, his mother wrote to us: “Back to reality after a memorable week. Raphael was so spoiled, thanks to you. Everything was great! ”