About Children’s Wish Foundation International, Inc.
The Children’s Wish Foundation International (CWFI) is a non-profit voluntary organization dedicated to fulfilling wishes for children with life-threatening and terminal illnesses. The foundation was formed in 1985 in memory of 14-year-old Susan Dozoretz, a young girl with Ewing’s sarcoma who dreamed of having her driver’s license. Because Susan was unable to fulfill her wish, those who loved her vowed that they would help ensure that other children with life-threatening illnesses could have a favorite wish or dream fulfilled. Since then, the foundation has grown and thousands of wishes have been fulfilled. The foundation will grant any wish for any terminally ill child under the age of 18, regardless of where the child lives or where he or she is undergoing treatment. When wishes are fulfilled, the immediate family is included so that the child and the family can create happy memories together. In addition, all expenses are covered for the family including airline tickets, rental cars, meals, spending money, and any salary potentially lost as a result of parents’ taking time off from jobs to share their child’s wish. CWFI’s materials include brochures, pamphlets, an informational video and a press kit.