Programs: Make-a-wish foundation of the hudson valley grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The foundation granted 113 wishes during the fiscal year ended august 31, 2014. Make-a-wish foundation of the hudson valley granted wishes to children in 8 counties of new york state delaware, dutchess, orange, putnam, rockland, sullivan, ulster and westchester. Total wishes granted for the fiscal year were $1,148,204. Of this amount, $88,485 was contributed by various vendors who provided in-kind contributions such as travel and travel services, transportation, lodging, and equipment materials utilized to complete a child's wish.
My daughter's experience was wonderful. She had a "benign" brain tumor but had gone through multiple surgeries and radiation. She was left with multiple disabilities. Her wish was simple, to see "The Wiggles". Make A Wish did that for her an included our whole family. They sent us by limousine and paid for the tickets and hotel and gave us extra money for expenses. They set up a private meeting with The Wiggles for her. It was a trip we all remembered for years as going on vacation with a medically fragile child is not easy. My daughter passed away almost two years ago but I will always thank MAW for those happy memories.