Our kids are eligible for having a wish granted through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. My son Ryan had his wish of going to a professional motocross race granted earlier this month, and he was in heaven! It was by far the best time of his life. He got to meet Ryan Dungey, who's currently in first place on the pro motocross circuit, and even got a sweaty, dirty, signed practice jersey from him!
Make-A-Wish is a wonderful organization who grants wishes to kids with life-threatening illnesses or conditions. It's a common misperception that they only grant wishes to kids with terminal illnesses. I first applied for Ryan when he was initially diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, but then when his diagnosis was changed to an AVM, it turned out that he was still eligible.
You can find out more about the Make-A-Wish Foundation by going to www.wish.org. You can nominate your own child or someone else's, and their eligibility is verified by their doctor. Let Make-A-Wish make your child's wish come true. And what's even better, you get to watch the absolute delight on your child's face and forget about all the yucky stuff for a while.
Make-A-Wish also takes donations because granting wishes is not free for them. They're a great organization. Check them out.