About Special Wishes

Special Wishes, Inc. was founded in 1986 out of love and compassion for children stricken with life-threatening illnesses. Our mission is to make a dream come true for children whose horizons are measured in months or days, and whose dreams of what they will become when they grow up are secondary to dreams of getting well.

Special Wishes, Inc. gives children whatever happiness we can - a moment of joy - by making a wish come true. Whether it be a trip to Disney World or another special destination, tickets to a rock concert or sporting event, a day with a favorite movie star or professional athlete, or a special shopping spree, we make wishes come true.

Criteria for a "wish"

  1. Child must be between the ages of 3 and 21.
  2. Child must have a life-threatening illness.
  3. Child must be a Connecticut resident.