Refer a child
Refer a child
We accept wish referrals from parents or guardians, medical professionals – or even the children themselves. If you have any questions about the wish process, give us a call on 022 310 40 12 and ask for Nathalie or write to us.
To refer a child for a wish, you’ll need to complete a registration form. To obtain this form, please click on the box on the right and we shall contact you upon receipt.
What is a wish?
Our wishes give seriously ill children the chance to do something extraordinary. For many children, a wish is an opportunity to do something they never thought possible when life is tough. Children’s wishes can range from being a princess for the day or meeting their hero, to going on a once-in-a-lifetime family holiday – click here to read about some of the wishes we’ve granted. Whatever each child’s wish is, we make the experience a truly individual and memorable one.
What are the criteria for receiving a wish
To have their wish granted, a child needs to be a resident in Switzerland, aged between 3 and 17 years, and fighting a serious medical condition. We liaise with each child’s consultant to establish whether their condition is medically eligible.
In addition, a child should not have received a previous wish from us or from another wish granting organization – we’re only able to grant one wish to a child.
We can accept a wish application if we receive it on the child’s third birthday, or before the day of their 18th birthday.
What happens next?
Once the child’s medical eligibility is confirmed, we’ll arrange for our specially trained volunteers to visit the child to find out what their wish is.
Please note that our wishes are restricted to within Europe.
Once the child’s wish has been expressed, our office then contacts the child’s doctor to get approval that the wish is safe and appropriate for the child’s medical condition.
Once we receive medical approval, our Wish Granters will contact the family again and begin the magical work of making a wish happen.
The Wish Granters will stay in touch with the family as they plan the wish.
The magic can begin…