Our Wish Stories

Every wish is unique. Most wishes fall under four categories: To Go, To Be, To Meet, and To Have. Read about the stories of our Wish children and the impact we had on their lives.

Wish to Meet a Celebrity

The Make-A-Wish India volunteers met Anjali at the Tata Memorial Hospital. She has been diagnosed with a critical illness. As part of the medical treatment, she has become very weak, but is a very brave and shy child.

Her father who works as a security guard shared, that it started about 2 years ago when Anjali had severe headaches. Due to financial constraints, he took her to the government hospital. The doctor diagnosed and referred Anjali to the KEM hospital, where she had to undergo a brain surgery. Post the surgery, at the TATA Memorial hospital, she had to undergo 32 rounds of chemotherapy & radiation.

While speaking with Anjali, she shared that when she grows up she would like to be a school teacher, as she is inspired by her favourite Bollywood actor Mr. Amitabh Bachchan who has played the role of a disciplined school principal in one of his movies. She shared that she likes his TV show, Kaun Banega Crorepati, and would love to visit the TV show set and meet Mr. Bachchan there.

Due to COVID situation, Make-A-Wish India had stopped granting To Meet wishes since March 2020. In September 2021, this was the first To Meet wish granted after a gap of one and half year.

Her parents became very emotional on the TV show and told Mr. Bachchan “Anjali is so lucky to get her wish granted to meet you in person”. Anjali is now in better health and studies online to achieve her goal to be a school teacher.

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