Who Can Refer A Child?
Out of respect for the children and families we serve, and out of concern for their privacy, children who may be eligible to receive a wish can be referred by one of three sources:
- Medical professionals treating the child (doctors, nurses, social workers or child-life specialists)
- A parent or legal guardian of the potential wish child
- The potential wish child
How Do I Refer A Child?
To refer a child to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, please complete the a secure online National Referral Form or call the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois at 312.602.9474 or 1.800.978.9474, outside of Chicago.
We are happy to provide more detailed information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation referral process to hospitals, physicians’ offices and medical groups who work with potential wish children. To schedule an in-service training or one-on-one meeting, contact Dina Thachet, Medical Outreach Manager at 312.602.9435 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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