Help grant these wishes
Make-A-Wish Foundation Singapore has an Adopt-A-Wish Programme, where you can adopt a child's wish from a minimum of $5,000.
This way, you have a direct contribution in making a child's wish come true.
Here is a list of wishes up for adoption:
WHO A 16-year-old girl with spinal muscular atrophy
HER WISH To have a new wheelchair
WHY She has not had the chance to leave her home for leisure in over ten years as she is dependent on others to care for her.
Her genetic disorder affects her control of muscle movement and she is on a 24-hour ventilator. She cannot speak and communicates by blinking.
WHO A 12-year-old boy with acute lymphoblastic leukemia
HIS WISH To meet British gamer Daniel Middleton, who publishes Minecraft videos
WHY He is a big fan of Minecraft, a virtual building block game. He is a shy boy who does not have many friends, other than about four close ones from school.
The wish granters hope to plan a Skype and gaming session with Mr Middleton for him.
WHO A nine-year-old boy with congenital hypoventilation syndrome
HIS WISH To have a silent piano
WHY He loves music and wants to practice it anytime of the day.
He was born with a very rare condition that causes him to stop breathing whenever he falls asleep. So, he has to use a ventilator when he gets sleepy. Despite that, he is an active boy who has table tennis, badminton and swimming classes.
WHO A 15-year-old boy who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy
HIS WISH To watch the Barcelona Football Club play live in Spain
WHY He enjoys playing Fifa 16, even though his genetic disorder marks progressive muscle degeneration and weakness that makes him prone to falls. He also has impaired movements, slight slurring in his speech and gets around on a wheelchair.
His favourite football team is Barcelona and Lionel Messi is his favourite player. He hopes to travel to Spain with his father.
WHO A seven-year-old boy with ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency
HIS WISH To have a room makeover
WHY He has a rare metabolic disease and several other complications that makes him prone to seizures, which can cause him to fall and injure himself.
He is non-verbal but has some receptive understanding of language.
His family has recently moved into their new home and his parents would like to convert a room into a giant soft playroom for him.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 6334-9474 for more wishes to adopt.