Make-A-Wish® grants the wishes of children with critical illnesses to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The largest Make-A-Wish event in Kansas City is the Walk For Wishes®. It is a celebration of the 419 local wishes that were granted in 2018, while raising funds for future wishes. This year’s walk will be April 27, 2019, in the Power & Light District. This family-friendly walk will be powered by wish families, volunteers, and local businesses with bounce houses, games, food, entertainment, and more! Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Wishes have proven physical and emotional benefits that can give children with critical illnesses a higher chance of survival. When a wish is granted, a child replaces fear with confidence, sadness with joy, and anxiety with hope. A wish fulfilled gives hope, strength, and joy to the children and their families when they need it most. The wish experience provides something that medicine simply cannot - an improved outlook, better state of mind, and a newfound strength to fight their illness. Most importantly, it changes lives!