Wild Wishes® grants wildlife encounters for children who have lost a parent, sibling or have a critical illness.
Our first wish was to meet a zebra in January 2014. As of 2021 have now granted more than 140 wish encounters to boys and girls in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Colorado and Florida.
In 1982 my grandmother Ruby Pickard founded My Wish Inc. to grant wishes to terminally ill children. I accompanied her when she granted that first wish when I was only eight-years-old.
The boy wanted an American flag for his home, a humble request and one that left a powerful mark on my spirit. We now do Wild Wishes® for kids to help them in their healing process and know that good things can still come to their life. In other words to bring hope.
If you know of a child that loves animals and might qualify for Wild Wishes®, e-mail email@example.com.
Co-Founder: Wild Wishes® program & Kingdom Zoo Wildlife Center®