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Covid has put a pause to everyone’s lives, but it hasn’t put a pause on critical illness. Every 20 minutes, a child is diagnosed with a critical illness. Over 5,000 wishes have been put on hold this year as a result of Covid.
Wishes aren’t just a nice thing; they are a necessity.
A 2015 study on the effects of granting wishes on children with critical illnesses revealed wishes not only increased children’s hope, they were often a key way to improve children’s quality of life.
The wishes allowed children to think beyond the limitations of their illness.
"It is possible that wishing enabled children to dream about what seem unobtainable, out of reach, and thus created an experience of achieving the impossible," researchers wrote.
Wishes not only transform the lives of wish kids, they unite families and strengthen communities.
Families, who are often strained to the limit by stresses of their children’s illnesses, are repaired and strengthened through the shared experience of the wish process.
- Sofia Katsaggelos
- Daniel Patterson
- Sarah Bertrand
- Jordan Nathanson
- Michael Brabner
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