Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enhance the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. This year we will grant 172 wishes and we have more than 200 children waiting for their one true wish to come true. All funds raised in Virginia stay in Virginia and help us to grant wishes in the categories of I wish to be . . .; I wish to go . . .; I wish to have . . .; or I wish to meet . . . A wish come true is a life-changing experience and is a unique adventure for every one of our wish children and their families. Many of our former wish kids say the wish experience made them feel better socially and emotionally, improved their health and strength, gave them more confidence and the will to pursue more challenging life goals, made them more compassionate and philanthropic, and even helped to save their lives. Wish parents say the experience brought their families back together, gave their children new energy and resolve, and restored normalcy to their lives. For stories of our wish kids and their wishes, please visit www.va.wish.org.