Who is eligible?
A child with a life-threatening medical condition who has reached the age of 2½ and is under the age of 18 at the time of referral, is potentially eligible for a wish. After a child is referred to Make-A-Wish, our organization will contact the child’s treating physician to determine whether the child is medically eligible for a wish, based on the medical criteria established by the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America. In addition, a child cannot have received a wish from another wish-granting organization.
Who can refer a child?
*Please keep in mind that Make-A-Wish will not cold-call a potential Wish Child. We ask that you please exercise compassion, and suggest to the family that they contact us themselves. Having a second-party introduction can often times make the child or their family feel uncomfortable, and we would prefer that the process be comforting, enjoyable and as private as possible. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.
How can I refer a child?
To learn more about referring a child who lives in the United States or one of its territories, simply contact the chapter at (518) 782-4673 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are not eligible to refer a child, please ask the child’s family to visit our Web site or contact their local chapter.
First Niagara Bank has been a generous supporter of the Northeast New York chapter for the past several years. Its support, and the generous support of its staff and customers, helped raise thousands of dollars in the past few years, helping to grant wishes for local children!