I was immediately touched by what Make-A-Wish brings to ill children. I know that dreams occupy an important place in everyone’s development and that experiencing what matters to us most gives us an extraordinary sense of achievement. I am also aware that if I had not enjoyed good health for all these years, it would never have been possible for me to set foot in space.
"Being the Patron of Make-A-Wish is a huge honour for me. I’m proud to be able to represent a charity that stands for such a ‘magical’ cause and who bring joy to more and more children and their families, who thoroughly deserve it."
I would like to express my gratitude to Make-A-Wish for having invited me to be their patron as well as to those who drive this fantastic project. Thank you to the humanity of all of the people who through their individual commitment, their great heart and generosity, remind us to what extent it falls upon us to maintain hope in what is so often a harsh world.
May stars shine in our hearts, whether it rains, is cold or is grey, and may that warmth bring to the children a wonderful feeling of well-being – for that let’s contribute to their dream. Together let’s realise their dreams.
If today I am an Ambassador of Make-A-Wish it's because my wish came true in April 2014. I got to meet the coaches of the show "The Voice" in Paris. I immediately accepted when Make-A-Wish asked me to represent them as they granted my wish and it was the most brilliant one, for this I thank them so much.
Guillaume is our star! He regularly performs at our events and sings magically.
To my mind, the work of Make-A-Wish is very important. Trying to bring a smile back to a child’s face and doing what we can to share their dreams fits completely into my way of thinking. It’s a way to make a difference.
“Thabo” means “he who brings joys” in the Sotho dialect. Together with Make-A-Wish, Thabo hopes to bring the same joy that his dream of being a basketball player has brought to him.
The phrase "Life is too short" was one of my mother's favourite sayings and nothing could be more true than for a child who is suffering from an illness. After accepting this huge honour to be a Make-A-Wish Ambassador, the thought that I may be able to help, even for a short while, the daily hardship of a child and their family is very humbling. I also come from a world of hospitality and with that I fully understand how people can make such a difference to others and this what Make-A-Wish does every day. They will always have my full support.
Fun-loving and pretty Camille is a Make-A-Wish Junior Ambassador.
In May 2007, 4 and 1/2 year old Camille, who was battling Stage IV neuroblastoma, applied for a wish - to ride in a hot air balloon. Make-A-Wish granted her wish on May 23rd 2009.
On a beautiful sunny morning, Camille, her mum, cousin and grandmother took to the skies and enjoyed a fabulous ride over the Alps. It was a special moment for this wonderful little girl who never gave up on her dream during the long months she fought to beat her cancer. Today, cancer-free, she has chosen to support other wish children.
Camille graciously accepted to be our Junior Ambassador and we were very proud to celebrate her new role at the launch of our Make-A-Wish chocolate fondant dessert promotion in March 2013.
Make-A-Wish Foundation definitely impacted so much positive and amazing strength and hopes in my life. It was absolutely magic. I was stunned and I could not believe what was happening to me.
What was planned and accomplished by Make-A-Wish was of unique quality and an unforgettable experience. And the wait and expectation to meet my idol, the drummer Joey Jordison, increased the thrill of that adventure which forged my determination and ambition in life in believing that nothing is impossible.
I'm now a second year student at the British Institute of Modern Music in Manchester and am an active singer-songwriter on the North West music Scene of England. Prior to that, I have had the honour to receive a first year diploma from LIPA from the one and only Sir Paul McCartney. I couldn't believe my eyes when he handed me the diploma.
Music is my life; it is my heart beat, my true medium of expression. My goal is to converse with the world and to who is ready to listen, make them feel understood and give them a moment of escape and happiness.
Make-A-Wish gave me the key to make the step to move on and realise my dreams and live the rest of my life with passion and hope. When I look back, the wish granted was certainly instrumental in deciding of my future career and living a happy life. I am proud to be an Ambassador to Make-A-Wish as the drivers of the Foundation are to offer children with serious illnesses joy and hope by granting quality wishes.
Today now studying at University, Sophie has been supporting our children since she was 12 years old.
“Knowing that their most heartfelt wish is to become reality is naturally of great help to an ill child, whose soul and energy is focussed daily on the difficult fight against their illness
There is nothing more beautiful than a child’s smile.
Wherever he is, however he is feeling, a child never stops dreaming.
This is the magic of Make-A-Wish !
Having spent almost two years living in a hospital with my daughter, there is nothing that could make me more proud than to be an ambassador and a part of Make-A-Wish.