World Wish Day falls on 29 April and is a day where members of the public are invited to wear blue to show their support for children with critical illnesses. The story of Make-A-Wish began in 1980 after a team of people granted the wish of a little boy whose dream was to be a policeman. The people involved in his wish were so moved by the experience that they pledged to continue to “share the power of a wish”.
As part of the celebration, Make-A-Wish Singapore will also be releasing three limited-edition custom face masks, and designed by the organisation’s very own wish children.
Make A Wish limited edition masks
These three masks are designed by the wish children, each sharing an inspiring message of hope for everyone around them.
The three masks designs are done by Arshad, 8 years old, a wish child with cerebral palsy and his sister, Yasmin, 6, whose mask design reflects her wish for Arshad to be able to enjoy sweet treats with her, Amelia, 19 years old, a wish child with congenital heart disease whose design is inspired by Mount Fuji, Joanna, 16 years old, a wish child with medulloblastoma whose design is inspired by a Native American legend which states that the dream catcher’s web will filter off all bad dreams.
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Each mask will be sold at $18 and will be available for pre-order starting from 29 April via the link here. All proceeds will go towards Make-A-Wish Singapore’s wish-granting efforts for children with critical illnesses.
“At Make-A-Wish Singapore, we have seen first-hand the uplifting power that a granted wish has on not only the wish child but their families and the wider community around them. With every wish granted, we can see The Wish Effect spreading as positive change multiplies, touches hearts, and inspires action…” said Ravi Vig, Chief Executive Officer, Make-A-Wish Singapore.
Wearing Blue for #WishesComeTrueBlue
Members of the public are encouraged to spread The Wish Effect by wearing blue on 29 April, to show their support for the community of children with critical illnesses by posting a photo of yourself wearing anything blue on your social media and tag Make-A-Wish Singapore on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #WishesComeTrueBlue to stand a chance to win attractive prizes.