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Who is Eligible?

A child with a critical illness who has reached the age of 2½ and is younger than 18 at the time of referral is potentially eligible for a wish.

After a child is referred, Make-A-Wish® will work with the treating physician to determine the child's eligibility for a wish, i.e suffering from a progressive, degenerative or malignant condition currently placing the child's life in jeopardy. 

Our vision is to grant one wish to every eligible child. While more than 15,300 wishes were granted across the United States last year alone, this reached only half of the eligible children diagnosed with a critical illness.


To refer a child in Oregon or Clark County, Washington directly to our local chapter, or for questions about our referral process, please contact:

Kristen Bakalis
Medical Outreach Manager
Phone: 503-802-7348

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May 18, 2019

Join us on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the Oregon Zoo.


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July 11, 2019

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Make-A-Wish® Oregon
2000 SW 1st Avenue, Suite 410
Portland, OR 97201
(503) 292-2280
Toll Free (800) 934-9474