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Who is Eligible?

A child with a life-threatening medical condition who has reached the age of 2½ and is younger than 18 at the time of referral is potentially eligible for a wish.

After a child is referred, Make-A-Wish® will work with the treating physician to determine the child's eligibility for a wish, i.e suffering from a progressive, degenerative or malignant condition currently placing the child's life in jeopardy. 

Our vision is to grant one wish to every eligible child. While more than 15,300 wishes were granted across the United States last year alone, this reached only half of the eligible children diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition.

Aubrey with a look of joy as she plays on her very own playset

WHO QUALIFIES FOR A WISH?:

A child may be eligible for a wish if he or she:
  • Is between the ages of 2 ½ and under 18 at the time of referral. 
  • Is living with a life-threatening medical condition that is progressive, degenerative or malignant. (A child does not need to have a terminal prognosis in order to qualify.)
  • Has not received a wish from ANY wish-granting organization.

Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Inc.
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Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1938
(412) 471-9474
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Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Southern West Virginia Office
888 Oakwood Centre
Suite 330
Charleston, WV 25314
(304) 342-9474
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913 Canyon Road
Morgantown, WV 26508
(304) 292-5600
Toll Free (888) 808-9474
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