“Your talent is god’s gift to you. What you do with it will be your gift to the god.” these were the words that Make-A-Wish® India volunteer Tanya Kullar shared with 13-year-old Ishan during his very musically-minded wish day in Delhi.
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acute lymphoblastic leukemia
I wish to have a bicycle
Om is a sweet and charismatic 5-year-old boy who loves to play with his friends. He has a heart of gold and always has a smile on his face. He is also facing the challenges of living with a life-threatening medical condition.
When Om was referred to Make-A-Wish India, the volunteer team met with Om to find out his one true wish. Om is very talkative, so it wasn’t too hard! Om did not hesitate to let the volunteers know that what he wished for more than anything was a battery-operated bike. Om told the volunteers that he loves riding bikes, especially with his big brother, and that he really wanted a bike of his very own.
When Om’s wish granters presented him with his new bike, he was ecstatic! Om was jumping up and down with happiness and could not stop smiling. Om promised his mom that he is going to use his new bike to help her get vegetables from the market – and that he will even let her take a ride!
I wish to have new toys
Prem is a fun-loving kid who enjoys playing with toys and games. For Prem, it takes him to a place of happiness and joy, where he can forget all about his illness. Prem was so excited when his wish came true and Make-A-Wish India presented him with new toys, games, and musical instruments, so that he could have fun just being a kid!
Critical congenital heart defect
I wish to have a doll with a kitchen set
Ishwari is a sweet, quiet young girl who is living with a life-threatening medical condition. It hasn’t been easy for her, as she is so scared of the doctors and various medical treatments that she has to go through. But when Ishwari received her one true wish, her outlook completely changed! She told her volunteers that she promised not to be scared of the doctors anymore and was even excited to show them her new doll the next time that she went to the hospital.
The mission of Make-A-Wish® International is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
The Make-A-Wish India Chapter has been supported by Jewelers for Children since 2002. During that time, JFC has provided $ 1.795 million to fund wish granting in India. To date, more than 12,000 wishes have been granted using the JFC funding.
Working in partnership with Jewelers for Children, Make-A-Wish India was able to establish a foothold for hope and happiness in a country where wishes used to go unanswered. As a result, thousands of children have already seen their often humble, but heartfelt, wishes become reality. Thanks to Jewelers for Children, India’s sick children, their families and medical caregivers, now sometimes dare to dream. They dream of little miracles at first – a new toy, some new clothes, something musical. And, as they see these wishes met, one by one, twenty by twenty, these people begin to dream new things. They dream of days that have no pain, of lives spent at home with loved ones, of full recoveries. This is the real magic of Make-A-Wish.