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Make-A-Wish® Central and Northern Florida expands to the Northwest Region of Florida

Make-A-Wish® Central & Northern Florida needs the public’s support in the Northwest Region of Florida to grant more wishes to children with critical illnesses. Make-A-Wish Central & Northern Florida is working to establish a presence across 18 counites in the Florida Panhandle. Make-A-Wish set a goal to Grant 50 Wishes to children with life-changing illnesses by the end of August 2023.

Extraordinary things happen to very sick children when they are given permission to dream about something beyond their grasp. A wish experience can help give back what the illness takes away. It can help a child forget about being sick, remember how to be a kid again, and inspire them to plan a future with hope on their side.

Kids like, Fisher, diagnosed at 16 years old with leukemia and he wished to visit Hawaii with his parents and learn how to surf. Fisher went on a UTV Raptor Tour at the Kualoa Ranch, attended his first luau, and surfed for the first time.

“We had such a wonderful time, and Fisher really cherished the experience," said Fisher's mother. "We are so happy that Make-A-Wish was able to make this all happen for him. We had an AWESOME time in Hawaii! It was especially fun watching Fisher learn how to surf. He improved so much during each lesson.”

To learn how you can join the movement in granting wishes, contact Kathleen Hampton, Director of Development, NW Region, Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida, at 407-622-4673, ext. 201,, or

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