The wish applications that are mailed to Kids Wish Network get sent to me. I always enjoy opening up the envelopes and meeting a new child that we may end up granting a wish for.
Sometimes there are very sad pictures of little boys and girls who wear their illness on the outside, and other times the wounds are buried inside.
I think that the best part about getting the applications is checking out what each child is wishing for. Our wish coordinators try very hard to get each child their first wish, but sometimes that is impossible.
For instance, just today I received an application for a child who wanted to go to Outer Space. Unfortunately, that would not be a possibility for a wish for obvious reasons. Fortunately, our wish coordinators always ask for three wishes to ensure that at least one of the wishes will come true.
So for all those families out there who have received a wish application from us, send it in! I can’t wait to meet your child!
Writer/Wish Referral Specialist