The Make-A-Wish Foundation® originated in the United States in 1980. It grew from the dreams of a seven-years-old boy named Chris Greicius, from Phoenix, Arizona who had Leukaemia and his greatest wish was to be a policeman. Chris’s mother along with the larger community moved heaven and earth to make his dream come true. Chris was sworn in as the first and only honorary Arizona Highway Patrolman in the state's history. He was given a custom made uniform, helmet, a police badge and a helicopter ride. The young boy’s delight in having his wish granting inspired the group who helped to make his dream come true realize there were other children like chris who could benefit from their wishes being granted. Their inspiration was the beginning of the Make-A-Wish Foundation®.
Make-A-Wish Pakistan® is part of the largest not-for-profit wish granting organization in the world, serving over 36 countries with international affiliates on five continents (Make-A-Wish® International). Since inception in 1980, Make-A-Wish® has helped make over 250,000 wishes come true for children around the world.