Make-A-Wish Ireland has raised over €145,000 for children with life-threatening illnesses.
The charity helps make the dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses come true and families say it has a profound impact on their kids.
Make-A-Wish Ireland granted twelve-year-old cancer patient Jacob his wish of a magical Disney themed princess party.
“First of all, when he woke up that morning, there were presents outside the door for him,” his parents Suzanne and Doug Perkins told The Pat Kenny Show.
“Cakes with a mermaid tail and his name on it … a little basket with goodies and a Make-A-Wish cap and a few other bits and pieces” said Ms Perkins.
“Then a makeup artist came to the house – Marc Jacobs came. Apparently, he’s very famous, and he did Jacob’s makeup, and he was lovely.
“Next, the big limo arrived to bring us all to Palmerstown House Estate … all our families had dressed up as princesses and princes.”
Make-A-Wish Ireland CEO Susan McQuaid-O’Dwyer said the charity was hugely grateful for the public’s support.
“Over the past year, 183 children nationwide, living with serious illnesses, have been the recipients of wishes,” she said.
“These wishes have helped give hope to their families and, in many cases, have helped greatly in the children’s medical journeys.
“We are thrilled with the success of ‘Wish Week’ and are grateful to everyone who supported the campaign. With hope, a child with a critical illness finds light in the darkness of their current circumstances.
“It transforms their perspective, replacing feelings of trauma with hope for tomorrow. They have renewed motivation to persevere. We truly believe that a wish begins with hope, and hope begins with you.”
If you wish to donate to the charity, you can do so:
- Online at makeawish.ie/donate
- Texting ‘MYWISH’ to 50300 to give €4 (Make A Wish will receive a minimum of €3.60)
• On Revolut – search Make A Wish Ireland in Revolut Donations
Main image: Pat Kenny