The Story of Make A Wish Australia
In 1985, Make-A-Wish Australia started granting wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses. Since that time, Make-A-Wish Australia has granted over 8,000 wishes to seriously ill children in Australia.The first wish
All his life, Christopher James Greicius dreamed of becoming a police officer. This wish was to become the inspiration for the largest wish-granting organisation in the world.
In 1977, at the age of 5, Chris was diagnosed with leukaemia. Upon learning that Chris’s most cherished wish was to be a policeman, members of the Arizona State Troopers began working to ensure his dream came true. They arranged for Chris to take a flight in a police helicopter, ride in a patrol car and presented him with his very own uniform. He was even sworn in as an honorary member of the force.
Sadly, Chris passed away shortly afterwards. But the seed had been planted.
After attending Chris’s funeral, two of the State Troopers reflected on the experience of making his dream come true. They thought that if one boy’s wish could be granted, maybe the same could be done for other children. At that moment, the idea for Make-A-Wish was born.
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