Make childrenâ??s wishes come true on World Wish Day

Make-a-Wish volunteers answer phones in Perrysburg on World Wish Day.

If you could have one wish, what would it be? For children battling life-threatening medical conditions , their wishes are possible thanks to World Wish Day.

On April 29, the Make-A-Wish Foundation is asking for frequent flier mile donations to help grant wishes of children in Northwest Ohio and across the country. The day marks the anniversary of the first wish Chris Greicius received to be a police officer, inspiring the creation of Make-A-Wish and the organization's global wish-granting movement.

Since Chris' wish in 1980, more than 300,000 children around the world have had their fondest wishes fulfilled by Make-A-Wish.

"Locally, last year, we granted 65 wishes and we have 50 right now that are currently pending where they're waiting for their wish," said Emily Denholm, volunteer with the Perrysburg Make-A-Wish Foundation. "About 70 percent of our wishes that we grant involve air travel. Children whom wish to go, they can wish to be, they can wish to have or they can wish to meet, and all of those wishes can incorporate air travel."

To make a frequent flier contribution, call 1-888-272-9474 or visit Make-A-Wish accepts miles from Delta, US Airways, United and Continental.