Donate Your Airline Miles and Make Wishes Come True!

The UW Combined Fund Drive is hosting a Make-A-Wish® Washington and Alaska airline miles drive, March 5-18, to help make life-changing wishes come true for children with critical illnesses like Jonathan.

Jonathan was in kindergarten, settling in to life as a busy, school-aged boy. He was just getting used to a routine when everything changed. Jonathan was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, a type of leukemia that often requires lifelong maintenance and monitoring.

“The hardest part was explaining to Jonathan what was happening,” his mom, Jean, said. “Outwardly, he looked like his normal, healthy self. But inside, his blood was slowly making him sick.”

Jonathan wished to go to New York City to see the Statue of Liberty. There, he toured the city and saw many of the sights and sounds of the bustling city and spent a day with NYPD riding their various vehicles and horses.

“Wishes give kids something to look forward to. They bring sense where things are confusing in their medical world,” said Jean. “Wishes bring hope and this hope is tangible.”

You can help make wishes like Jonathan’s come true by donating your unused airline miles. It’s easy! Here’s how you can help:

  • Donate your unused airline miles.
  • Help spread the word! Anyone can participate, so please be sure share the donation link with your colleagues, friends and family. Everyone is invited to make a difference!
  • View Magaby’s wish to see how your donation makes wishes come true for children living with a life-threatening medical condition.