Our Mission: To improve the lives of adults suffering from a life-threatening illness through a non-medical, palliative approach. We strive to provide hope and encouragement to patients and their families by offering a therapeutic break from the daily stress and strain that accompanies the illness. By fulfilling wish trips, we hope to create lasting memories that may enhance their quality of life.
Who we are:
An all-volunteer group of caring and dedicated individuals that came together to organize a nonprofit foundation. Each of us brings something different to the foundation, but we all have the same goal; the desire to make a difference in the lives of adults facing a life-threatening illness. We are "Inspired by a Hero ~ Guided by an Angel".
Who we help:
Adults, 18 - 65 years of age, suffering from a life-threatening illness (life-threatening: a progressive, degenerative or malignant condition that currently jeopardizes the life of the adult and meets specific medical criteria). We work closely with the treating physician to verify and determine their potential eligibility.
A medical release form will be required to qualify for a wish trip. The patient must receive medical clearance from their treating physician prior to the trip and have the ability complete the trip.
Adults may not have received a previous trip from another wish granting organization. First wish only.
Wish Trips are currently limited to two-night stays at destinations within our (Florida/New Jersey) partnership networks.
Must have no more than $75,000 in annual household income.
Must be a full-time (year-round) resident of *Florida (Florida wishes).
Travel is limited to *Florida (Florida wishes) and New Jersey (New Jersey wishes) destinations only.
What we do:
We provide a wish trip or outing for adults (18 years old to age 65) with a life-threatening illness. We call them "AWE" events. Wishes can be an evening out to dinner, tickets to an event, a trip to visit a friend or family, or a vacation to a Florida or New Jersey destinations within our partnership networks. Currently, wish trips are limited to Florida destinations (for Florida residents) New Jersey destinations only (New Jersey residents).
* Florida: only full-time, year-round Florida residents are eligible.
Our goal is to provide a wish trip for the adult and their family members (maximum four people). Due to limited financial resources we may only be able to accommodate specific wish requests.