Wishes make life better for kids with life-threatening medical conditions. This simple, but powerful belief inspired the founding of Make-A-Wish and drives everything that they do. Their mission statement is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope strength and joy. Since the inception of the Central and Western North Carolina chapter in 1985, they have granted over 3,500 wishes. In 2016, Make-A-Wish® Central and Western NC will grant the wishes of over 290 children; however, there are an additional 200 children within our community still waiting for their wishes to be granted. At an average cost of $6,000 per wish, we need your help to make each one a reality.