The Urgo Foundation grants the wishes of sick children with the Make-A-Wish Foundation!
The American Make-A-Wish® Foundation was created in 1980 to help seriously ill children aged between three and 17 to realise their dreams. Active in 48 countries, the association has granted more than 290,000 wishes around the world since its creation!
The wishes are grouped into four categories:
- I’d like to be (a police officer, a baker, an actor, etc.).
- I’d like to meet (my favourite singer, sportsman, etc.).
- I’d like to have (a computer, a birthday party, a violin, etc.).
- I’d like to go (on a boat, to an amusement park, do a parachute jump, etc.).
The family of the sick child is granted the wish, bringing hope, courage and joy when the going is tough. And 81% of parents report that their children show a greater willingness to comply with their treatment protocols once they have had their wish granted.
In 2012, the foundation helped grant the wish of Myriam, a patient at Necker hospital: she spent three wonderful days at Disneyland Paris with her family. The entire trip was carefully planned to suit her specific needs, and there were plenty of surprises waiting for her throughout her stay.
The Urgo Foundation decided to extend its partnership with Make-A-Wish in 2013 to incorporate three further countries: the UK, Spain and Germany.