World Wish Day
World Wish Day is celebrated on April 29 of every year. World Wish Day honours the day when police ranted the wish of Chris Greicius to become a police officer at the young age. This day is also observed annually to recognise and thank all the medical professionals, donors, wish kids, sponsors, families, and volunteers of Make-A-Wish organisation around the world. The Make-A-Wish international organisation is one of the well-known children’s charity organisation in the world.
“May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.” – Robert A. Heinlein.
History of World Wish Day
It was the wish of a person living with Leukaemia, Chris Greicius who was just seven years old to become a police officer. When police got to know about his wish, they thought to help him and granted his request. Young Chris Greicius was a police officer on April 29th, 1980 for one day. When others heard this news, they believed that granting wishes for children with illness was a great idea. This idea led to the founding of Make-A-Wish Foundation. Now there are about 48 countries around the world taking part in this Day. Various research on Make-A-Wish concept shows that this idea helps the sick children to fight against their illnesses. Granting wishes helps the sick kids to ignore their limitations, to overcome their worry and enhance their quality of life. That means it helps the sick children in recovering.
Other Celebrations on April 29
April 29 is also celebrated as
- National Zipper Day
- World Pinhole Photography Day
- National Shrimp Scampi Day
- International Dance Day
How to Celebrate World Wish Day
On World Wish Day, donate money to the Make-A-Wish charity organization or refer a child you know. You can also help a sick kid by granting his wish and making his or her dream come true. The post pictures and spread the word about this day on social media and also share your thoughts about this day with others on social media using the hashtag #WorldWishDay.