FAQ

What is a Wish?

In the midst of the financial, emotional, and physical turmoil that families face during terminal illness, there is often no energy or resources available to create special memorable moments and joyful times during the sadness. Our goal is to bring a little happiness in the midst of that dark time by granting wishes to create memories that will last a lifetime. Wishes can be as simple as creating beautiful family portraits, dinners out with family, landscaping a prayer garden or attending special entertainment event. We have also blessed families with once-in-a-lifetime vacations to destinations such as Disneyworld, New York, and Hawaii. Our motto has always been to “dream big” and we encourage our moms to do the same.

How does a mom qualify for a wish?

To be eligible, moms must meet these criteria at time of referral:

  • Must have children under the age of 18
  • Diagnosed with a terminal illness
  • Must not have received a wish from another organization
  • Moms cannot be receiving life saving treatment or in a current clinical trial
  • Must provide a doctor’s letter stating mom is cleared to travel

To recommend a mom, please fill out the  Referral Inquiry Form

Does the mom have to meet income qualifications?

No. Income will not be a consideration in determining eligibility.

Do all children have to be under 18?
At least one, but not all, of the mom’s children must be under 18. Mothers with children at home have the added stresses of caring for a growing family. Our heart is to be a blessing in those situations.
Is there a monetary limit on the wish?
Yes. In order to grant wishes to all moms who qualify, wishes cannot exceed $5,000.
Where can I travel to on my wish?

Due to the delicate condition of our moms, we require all travel to be within the 50 US states.

How long does it take to have a wish granted?

Once a mom has been medically cleared and granted a wish, it must be completed within 2 months.

I am 33 fighting stage 4 triple negative breast cancer. Was recommended by a friend to Ally’s Wish and they granted my family a trip to California. We get to take our boys to Disneyland and go on a whale spotting cruise. They had everything lined up in a week’s time and we just can’t wait. It’s organizations like this that help make memories for loved ones. At this point in treatment it’s not about me, it’s about my family. Trips like this is for their memory banks. I’m sure other families that they have granted wishes for would agree that they are kind and truly a blessing in such a dark time. Thank you all for your hard work and generosity!

J.C., Facebook