Make-A-Wish ® Central and Northern Florida serves 54 counties including the Central, Northern, Space Coast and Suncoast Regions of Florida.
Tens of thousands of volunteers, donors and supporters advance the Make-A-Wish ® vision to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. A wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides Make-A-Wish ® and inspires them to grant wishes to change the lives of the kids they serve.
Make-A-Wish ® mission serves a unique, and vital, role in helping strengthen and empower children battling life-threatening medical conditions. When a wish come true, it helps children feel stronger, more energetic, more willing and able to battle their life-threatening medical conditions. For many, the wish marks a turning point in the fight against their illnesses. Doctors, nurses and other health professionals say, the wish experience works in concert with medicine to make their patients feel better emotionally and even physically.
These wishes are only made possible through the hard work of many dedicated staff, volunteers, donors and other supporters. Make-A-Wish ® America proudly manages and safeguards the generous contributions from individual donors, corporations and other organizations.
Every wish experience begins with a referral. Make-A-Wish ® relies on wish referrals from caring individuals to help them reach more kids with life-threatening medical conditions every year and grant them a wish that changes lives, forever.
The eligibility consideration process is initiated when a wish referral inquiry is submitted to the local chapter. A child with a life-threatening medical condition who has reached the age of 2½ and is younger than 18 at the time of referral is potentially eligible for a wish. Potential wish kids, medical professionals, parents, legal guardians and family members with detailed knowledge of the child's current medical condition can initiate the referral process.
The child's imagination is always the driving force in determining, designing and coordinating the wish experience. Wish requests typically fall into one of five categories, but every wish is unique and powerful. You may use Make-A-Wish ® online inquiry form, or contact your local chapter, to get more information about referring a child who lives in the United States or one of its territories.
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Dr. Germano Falcao
Dr. Germano Falcao is a Mayo Clinic Trained Pediatric Neurologist who has a passion to care for children with neurological disorders and give support to their families. He is a compassionate and experienced physician, a published author, and a professor who specializes in areas involving Seizures and Epilepsy; Headaches and Migraine syndromes; Neurodevelopment Disorders; ADHD and Autism Evaluation.