Make-A-Wish Alaska grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Since opening the Anchorage office in 2000, Make-A-Wish Alaska has granted more than 330 wishes to local Alaskan children—and more than 200 children have visited Alaska for their wish experiences.
For more information on the chapter, go to akwa.wish.org.
Meet three-year-old Owen from Salcha, Alaska. Owen is battling Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH), a life-threatening blood disorder.
During treatment, his port for chemotherapy prevented him from taking baths at his grandparents’ house—something he once loved to do.