Why Wishes Matter
When children are battling a critical illness, so much of normal childhood is taken away from them. A wish is something that gives kids the opportunity to look outside their illness — it restores a sense of childhood back to the child and normalcy back to the family.
Doctors, nurses and other health professionals say, the wish experience works in concert with medicine to make their patients feel better emotionally and even physically. This is why wishes matter. Let's grant more local wishes, together.
Chi Omega is a long-standing supporter of Make-A-Wish. Each year, members host fundraising events across the country — chili cookoffs, karaoke nights, dodgeball tournaments and more to help transform lives, one wish at a time.
The Shiffmans celebrated their son Emerson's birthday by raising funds for wishes. Emerson's uncle, Max, is a wish kid. Emerson's family has wonderful memories of Max's wish and wants to brings hope to more families when they need it most.