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Make-A-Wish UK blog

Welcome to Make-A-Wish UK's blog! Find out about our latest life-changing wishes, amazing fundraisers and ways you can get involved in our blog posts below! 

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1. Amelia, wish child

"Nothing is impossible"

Nine year old Amelia Lee was born with Tetralogy of Fallot, a serious heart condition. Her wish to be a zookeeper for a day has given her new confidence and a positive outlook - way to go Amelia!

Wish child Amelia

Hannah, Paediatric Nurse

Hello, my name is Hannah and I have worked for nearly 2 years as a nurse on the Children’s Oncology Ward at Southampton General Hospital. Our ward treats children aged 0-16 years diagnosed with a range of conditions, specific to Haematology and Oncology.

Although we try to make sure our ward is a very happy and positive place, the children that we look after every day are often very poorly. Their treatment regimes are long and gruelling and really take their toll both physically and emotionally on our patients and their families.

hannah wearing a nurses uniform in hospital

The medicines we give the children to help fight their disease will in themselves make them feel poorly, often causing them to lose their appetite, energy and hair. We never know how each child is going to react to the treatment we give them – hence  the treatment journeys for each patient can be very unpredictable and scary.

Despite being poorly, most of the time our patients just want to forget about their illness and have fun like any other child their age. Make-A-Wish helps to facilitate this, giving children an opportunity to create amazing memories which they and their families will cherish forever. Knowing they are going to be granted a Make-A-Wish experience really gives the child something to look forward to, helping them get through tough times. 

Jessica, wish sibling and volunteer

"The time we got to spend together seeing Ethan so happy and filled with laughter is a real lasting memory for our family. The pictures and memories will last a lifetime!"

In November 2010, my brother Ethan, who was 10 at the time, had his wish granted by Make-A- Wish. Ethan, me, my mum and a family friend spent the most amazing and unforgettable weekend in London!

The wish that was granted to Ethan was to see the X Factor rehearsals before the live show which would take place that night. As a family we got to meet the contestants including One Direction who Ethan and I were both so excited about.

We got to watch the show with a seat near to the front. We also got to travel to the studio in a limo which was a complete surprise to us both.

ethan and zayn malik