Make A Wish Pacific
There are approximately eight million people who live in the Pacific region, which includes the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
Many Pacific countries have high child mortality rates, high morbidity rates, and children and young people have a low rate of early identification for life-threatening conditions.
Scarce resources in the region mean that diagnoses, interventions and treatments that are commonly available in developed countries are not available, and subsequently outcomes are often poor.
Make-A-Wish Pacific is the only wish granting agency in the Pacific region, and we are bringing hope and joy to the lives of the kids living with life-threatening conditions.
To grant the wish of every eligible child. We're on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to life - a goal that is born from the idea that a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment. Our vision is our roadmap.
Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.
Our mission is our common starting point and ending point. It's what unites us, what we strive for and ultimately what we do – every single day.
The First Wish
In 1980, 7-year-old Christopher James Greicius wished to be a police officer for a day.
Little did he know that his wish would create a movement that would transform millions of lives.
Chris’ wish inspired the eventual creation of Make-A-Wish. And since Chris’ life-changing experience, Make-A-Wish has granted the wishes of hundreds of thousands of children battling critical illnesses all around the world. With each wish, comes renewed strength and encouragement for every child and family we serve. We believe, that just as they have for the last 38 years, wish experiences will continue to play a vital role in a child's treatment, serve as an encouragement on a family's journey and provide a source of inspiration for millions of people.