A Wish Come True was the recipient of a $30,000 award for a “Wish for Wellness” program which will expand new health and wellness initiatives for parents and adult caregivers and create healing opportunities for wish children and their siblings.
A Wish Come True is the oldest wish granting organization in Rhode Island; and serves families in RI and Southeastern Massachusetts with a child (ages 3-18) struggling with a life-threatening illness or rare disease. Presently, AWCT is the only wish granting organization focused on granting wishes and providing significant financial, health and wellness resources for families.
Per Mary Kate O’Leary, Executive Director, “this program is unique in that we strive to support the whole family, not just the wish child. Parents often experience burnout and are overwhelmed, as are other children in the household when a sibling suffers from a life threatening illness.
We anticipate this program will impact 140 families this year alone.”