Who is eligible to receive a wish from Granted?
Children between the ages of 3 and 18 who have been diagnosed with a terminal or life-threatening illness are eligible.
Who can apply to receive a wish through your organization?
The child is referred by his or her medical team, a parent or legal guardian, a close family member, or the child themselves.
How do I apply for a wish?
Making an application for a child to receive a wish is a very easy process. Simply complete the form below, or contact the Granted office at (812) 425-9474 and we will set up a time to meet with your family and complete our short application form.
After the application is completed, Granted will obtain verification of medical treatments from your child’s physician. These forms are then submitted to our volunteer physician who will confirm the diagnosis and give medical approval to the application.
Once approved, the application and wish request are presented to our Board of directors for final approval. Once a decision is made, Granted will notify your family.
How long does the approval process take?
Each application varies based on the time it takes to receive all necessary paperwork from various physicians. On average, the application process will take from two to four weeks to complete. Our Board meets on a monthly basis and your application will be presented at the first available meeting following the medical approval process.
How many wishes can my family receive?
Each child is limited to ONE wish, which includes not only our organization but any other wish granting association as well. However, should you have more than one child facing life threatening condition, each child who qualifies can have a wish.
Are there other wishes available other than trips?
Yes. Granted will be happy to work with you and your child to find a wish that is just right for them.
What other types of wishes have you done?
We have granted wishes for new bedroom furniture, meeting famous people, above ground pools, golf carts, new computers, TVs, shopping sprees, and more!
Will our family’s wish information be made available to the public?
We ask all our families to sign a publicity release which allows us to use your story in our newsletter, online via our website, Facebook, twitter, and in news releases sent out to the local media. However, this option is always at your choice. Should you prefer identity information regarding your wish to remain private, we will respect your decision.
If we choose a trip as a wish, does it have to be to Walt Disney World?
No. Granted will be happy to help you plan a trip to your child’s chosen destination as long as it will work within our budgeting guidelines for trips.
If we choose a trip as our wish, who may we bring?
Only members of your immediate family who still reside in your household may go as complimentary guests for your trip. However, other guests and/or family members are allowed to accompany you by paying for their own expenses.
Once approved, when do we need to take our trip by?
Wish trips can be scheduled to accommodate the family’s availability, and the best time for the health of the wish child. We need at least 30 days notice prior to departure and ask that all trips be taken within one year of approval.
My child requires special medical equipment. Are we required to bring these supplies or can other arrangements be made?
In most cases, Granted can arrange for rental of medical equipment and supplies while on your trip. Please obtain necessary orders from your physician and provide us with a detailed list of the medical equipment used by your child.
My child may not be medically cleared to fly. Are there other means of transportation available to us?
Yes. Granted can arrange for rental vehicles or other means of transportation if medically necessary.
I’m worried about taking medications, feeding supplies, etc. on a plane. Can we do this?
Yes. It’s always helpful to obtain a letter from your physician prior to departure listing your child’s medications and other items you will be carrying on board. Make sure all items are in their marked original containers.
Do we need to bring cart seat, stroller, etc?
We recommend you bring these items along. Strollers, wheel chairs, etc. can easily be stowed on your plane prior to take off.
If I have additional questions, who do I contact?
Contact the Granted office at (812) 425-9474 or email@example.com.