Make-A-Wish celebrates 25th anniversary

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By The Staff

Calling all former wish kids and grown ups in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. If you have had a wish granted locally in the last 25 years, contact your local Make-A-Wish office.

Officials want to hear from you and invite you to be a part of the organization's celebration year. As a part of Make-A-Wish's 25th anniversary, The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana is hoping to find out "Where are they now?"

The local Make-A-Wish chapter was established in 1983 and has since granted almost 6,500 wishes. Many wish children are now grown ups with their own families and have plenty of experiences to share. Former Kentucky wish children are invited to get involved by contacting the local Make-A-Wish office toll free at (866) 487-WISH.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana fulfilled the individual wishes of 732 local children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions last fiscal year.

Currently, there are more than 700 pending wishes. You can help share the power of a wish through monetary contributions, donating frequent flyer miles, adopting a wish or remembering the Make-A-Wish Foundation in your planned giving by calling (877) 206-9474.

For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, visit www.makeawishky.org.