Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oregon

Make-A-Wish Oregon grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
Dec 5, 2016

Scarlett's wish to go to Hawaii

Scarlett in Hawaii
Scarlett in Hawaii

Hula dancing on the beach.

Kissing a dolphin.

Eating all the gelato her little tummy can hold.

These are just some of the memories that 6-year-old Scarlet made during her wish trip to Hawaii thanks to Make-A-Wish®  Oregon supporters like you. She and her family enjoyed five days on the Big Island, where they also got to kayak, snorkel and swim in the warm ocean water.

“We really enjoyed spending time together as a family without the stress of treatment schedules or appointments,” said Scarlet’s mom. Even at this young of an age, Scarlet realizes how special that time was.

Thanks to your support, children like Scarlet can experience the life-changing impact of a wish. 

Links:

Sep 2, 2016

Tim's wish to ski at Deer Valley Resort

Tim at Deer Valley Resort
Tim at Deer Valley Resort

Much has changed for 15-year-old Tim. “Pre-cancer you go through the day and take note of everything that went wrong,” he said. “But now my perspective has changed. I am more optimistic and positive. It makes for more good days than bad.”

His wish to go on a ski trip with his family in Deer Valley, Utah, also gave him a new outlook. During the wish trip, as he’s enjoying the 12 inches of new snow and tackling the steep slopes, he reflected on his battle with leukemia – all that he’s been through – and realized that it’s all about the journey, not the destination.

Thanks to your support, children like Tim can experience the life-changing impact of a wish. 

Links:

Jun 8, 2016

Andrea's Wish To Go To Paris, France

Andrea enjoying the view in Paris
Andrea enjoying the view in Paris

Looking back on her teenage years, Andrea, now 28, said her Make-A-Wish experience changed her life. She said it brought her hope, opportunity and light at the end of the tunnel. Thanks to supporters like you, her wish to go to Paris, France, came true when she was 15 years old. Not only did she fulfill her dream to visit the Eiffel Tower, the wish trip allowed her family to be together again. Because she had to receive treatments in a city hundreds of miles away from home, she didn’t get to see her father or sister often. “For Make-A-Wish to plan this trip not only for myself, but for my entire family, was a wonderful surprise.”

Thanks to you, Andrea now has the opportunity to change the life of other children. She is now a mentor for children with cancer and will begin nursing school this summer.

Links:

 
   

donate now:

An anonymous donor will match all new monthly recurring donations, but only if 75% of donors upgrade to a recurring donation today.
Terms and conditions apply.
Make a monthly recurring donation on your credit card. You can cancel at any time.
Make a donation in honor or memory of:
What kind of card would you like to send?
How much would you like to donate?
  • $25
    give
  • $50
    give
  • $100
    give
  • $250
    give
  • $1,000
    give
  • $2,500
    give
  • $5,000
    give
  • $25
    each month
    give
  • $50
    each month
    give
  • $100
    each month
    give
  • $250
    each month
    give
  • $1,000
    each month
    give
  • $2,500
    each month
    give
  • $5,000
    each month
    give
  • $
    give
gift Make this donation a gift, in honor of, or in memory of someone?

Reviews of Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oregon

Great Nonprofits
Read and write reviews about Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oregon on GreatNonProfits.org.
WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.