Make-A-Wish® Australia creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We work in partnership with sick kids, their families and medical teams to deliver unforgettable wish experiences – like making unicorns fly, sending kids to the moon and even helping Australia’s youngest cricket captain don the baggy green.
We believe wishes complement a child’s medical treatment, with the power to calm, distract and inspire at the time they need it most.
Bailey, 6, was diagnosed with Langerhan cell histiocytosis, which makes physical strength an issue.
As an imaginative and creative little boy, he never let his illness get in the way of helping his Poppy ‘whipper snip, blow and mow’ around the garden.
Bailey loves gardening with his Poppy so much, he even walks around making ‘whipper snipper’ noises at kindy.
He has his own mower, but his illness has made it harder and harder for Bailey to move it on the grass, and keep up with his Poppy.
When Bailey was asked what he wished for, he knew what he wanted right away - an electric, ride-on lawn mower to follow in his idol's tyre-treads (AKA footsteps).
In the weeks leading up to his wish, Make-A-Wish volunteers delivered Bailey his provisional lawn mower licence, with an official groundskeeper outfit, plus a matching outfit for Poppy.
Then one day, Bailey had a surprise visit from the local police. They were there to deliver his full lawn mower licence – and take him for a police car ride while they were at it.
Returning home, Bailey discovered that his wish had come true - his brand new ride-on electric mower stood idling.
"I like my momo because it works on the grass. I wished I had one, and my dreams came true," he squealed.
There are 700 children like Bailey on a Wish Journey in Australia right now. We rely solely on the generosity of donors, volunteers, partners and local communities to make it all happen.
To find out more about Make-A-Wish, visit makeawish.org.au or call 1800 032 260.
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