Make a wish – Instituto Devolver

Make-A-Wish® Brasil’s mission is to grant the wishes of children with life-risking illnesses, enrichening the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. For a child whose future is threatened by a severe illness, to have a wish granted means that everything is possible, that it’s worth it to believe. For a moment, the child can forget everything and just be a kid. Make-A-Wish® Brasil is one of 41 organizations affiliated with Make-A-Wish® International, one of the most well-known and respected institutions in the world that supports children, present in over 50 countries in five continents.

Founded in 2008, Make-A-Wish® Brasil is certified by the Conselho Municipal dos Direitos da Criança e do Adolescente – CMDCA (“Municipal Council of Children’s and Adolescents’ Rights) and grants children’s wishes all over the country, with the help of a network of wish volunteers and partners that collaborate with financial, product, and service resources.


Having a transformative experience through the granting of a real wish has a direct impact on the emotional strength of everyone involved in the process. Research conducted by Make-A-Wish America gives evidence for this affirmation.

89% of parents observed an increase in the emotional strength of their child, which can help them improve their medical state;
81% of parents observed an increase in their child’s willpower to continue treating their illness;
97% of parents affirmed that there was an increase in family unity;
84% of parents observed a reduction in anxiety and fear levels in their children.