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Wishes

Nationwide, Make-A-Wish® granted over 15,300 wishes last year alone – each one a life-affirming testament to hope, inspiration, and resilience. Last year we granted 54 wishes across South Dakota. Wishes strengthen wish kids and their families, rally communities together, and change the lives of everyone involved. Experience the stories of those who know firsthand the power of a wish-come-true.

Wishes  bring Hope.

Wishes bring Hope.

A wish come true helps children feel stronger, more energetic, more willing and able to battle their life-threatening medical conditions. For many of our wish kids, the wish marks a turning point in their fight against their illnesses.

Learn how wishes bring hope
Wish Kid Mareya

Wish Stories

Make-A-Wish® grants a wish, on average, every 34 minutes to a child with a life-threatening medical condition. Wishes come in all shapes and sizes. Some are heartfelt or jaw-dropping, funny or tear-jerkers. Enjoy your journey.

Read Wish Stories
Wish Kid Jaylin

Wish Impact & Facts

Learn about the very real impacts that wishes have for wish kids, families, and everyone else touched by a wish.

Learn more about   Wish Impact & Facts
Share Your Wish Story

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Share your personal recollections about a Make-A-Wish® experience.

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Make-A-Wish® South Dakota
1400 West 17th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
(605) 335-8000
Toll Free (800) 640-9198
Make-A-Wish® South Dakota, Black Hills Office
14 Saint Joseph St. Suite 302
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 791-4500
Toll Free (800) 640-9198