We at Wish Upon A Star are deeply saddened at the passing of our dear friend and Executive Director, Don West. Don has been a crucial and integral part of Wish Upon A Star during its’ entire history. Our hearts and prayers are with the family during their time of sorrow. We love you Don, rest in peace.

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Wish Upon a Star

Wish Upon a Star is a charitable organization in the state of Illinois dedicated to fulfilling the dreams and wishes of children with life threatening illnesses. During the first ten years of our organization we donated tens of thousands of dollars to the Ronald McDonald house. In 1990 the Board of Directors determined there was a need to provide a means for “local dreams” to become a reality and decided to focus on granting wishes on an individual and local basis.

If you or a loved one knows a child in need of a wish granted please contact us or download a form from the “wish request” page and return it to our office. We will do everything in our power to grant that child’s wish and help create great lasting memories for the child as well as his or her family.