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Area Served & History

Make-A-Wish® Kansas granted its first wish in January 1985, when 10-year-old Rhonda from Hiawatha, KS wished to ride a horse in an Arizona parade with her former neighbor. This one child's delight in having her wish fulfilled provided the inspiration for the Kansas chapter to continue its mission.

Geographic Area Served

Make-A-Wish Kansas serves 99 out of 105 counties in the state of Kansas.

KS counties

Wyandotte, Leavenworth, Johnson, Franklin, Miami and Linn Counties making up the greater Kansas City metropolitan area in the northeast section of the state are served by Make-A-Wish Missouri.


Chapter History

Important milestones in the history of Make-A-Wish Kansas.

January 1985: Make-A-Wish Kansas grants its first wish. Rhonda, a ten-year-old wished to go to Arizona to ride a horse in a parade with her former neighbor.

July 1997: Make-A-Wish Kansas grants its 300th wish. Diedra, a seventeen-year-old wished to have a hot tub.

October 2001: Make-A-Wish Kansas grants its 500th wish. Mark, an eleven-year-old wanted to visit Walt Disney World®.

2007: Make-A-Wish Kansas grants its 1,000th wish. Gentry, a six-year-old, wished to visit Walt Disney World®.

2010: Make-A-Wish Kansas celebrating 25 years of granting wishes to Kansas children with life-threatening medical conditions.

2015: Make-A-Wish Kansas will celebrate 30 years of granting wishes to local children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Today: To date, Make-A-Wish Kansas has granted nearly 1,400 wishes. Thanks to our generous sponsors, donors and volunteers, we continue to make dreams come true throughout the state of Kansas. 

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