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Make-A-Wish® Iowa grants a wish every other day – each one a life-affirming testament to hope, inspiration, and resilience. Wishes strengthen wish kids and their families, rally communities together, and change the lives of everyone involved. Experience the stories of those who know firsthand the power of a wish-come-true.


Wish Stories

Make-A-Wish grants a wish, on average, every 38 minutes to a child with a life-threatening medical condition. Wishes come in all shapes and sizes. Some are heartfelt or jaw-dropping, funny or tear-jerkers. Enjoy your journey.

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Wish Impact & Facts

Learn about the very real impacts that wishes have for wish kids, families, and everyone else touched by a wish

Share Your Wish Story

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Pirate Wade Takes the Ship

Wade wished to be a real pirate on a real ship.

Isaac's shopping spree

Isaac's On-line Shopping Spree

Isaac's shopping spree items were delivered while he was in the hospital

Mackenzie ziplining

Mackenzie Ziplines Through Hawaii

Mackenzie goes on a Hawaiian adventure!

Ian at the Museum

Ian Spends the Night in the Museum

Ian's wish was to spend the night in the museum!

Melissa goes to France

Melissa experiences France

Melissa wanted her family together for her wish.


Cole's Shopping Spree

12-year-old Cole is a big gamer. He knew exactly what he wanted: a shopping spree to "trick out" his collection.

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Make-A-Wish® Iowa
3009 100th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322-3220
(515) 334-2636
Toll Free Iowa Only (800) 797-9474