The Make-A-Wish Foundation is disputing what it calls a “misinformation”will be eligible to have their wishes granted.
An edited video of Make-A-Wish Foundation CEO Richard Davis that went viral onover the weekend caused a stir by suggesting that only vaccinated children would be eligible to grant wishes. Stars like actor and numerous donors declared that if the foundation had decided not to give desires to unvaccinated children, they would no longer support it.
The confusion arose because the viral video clip cut off before Davis finished his explanation inabout which children would be eligible. The outbreak of COVID-19 led Make-A-Wish to postpone granting some wishes — for all children, whether that might put them at risk.
The video, emailed on June 9, was meant to inform families of Make-A-Wish children and foundation volunteers that certain types of wishes, including those involving air travel or large crowds, would resume being granted again into fulfill them could begin. But specific wishes for deemed risky will continue to be on hold until medical guidance changes.
“We respect everyone’s freedom of choice,” Davis says in the full video, in which he also acknowledges that some children may be too young or ill to be. “We can’t wait until Sept. 15, when we can expand the types of life-changing wishes we can grant.”
To clarify the “misinformation and falsehoods onand in some media outlets,” the foundation issued a more straightforward statement:
“Make-A-Wish has not, does not, and will not deny wishes to children who are not vaccinated… Make-A-Wish will continue to grant wishes to children who are not vaccinated.”
The foundation said it had expected some backlash about its decision to delay granting wishes for some Make-A-Wish children. But it chose that because it “focused on listening toand doing what was right and in the best interest of the health and safety of all our wish families.”
pandemic’s beginning, the foundation has granted over 6,500 wishes to children and their families, regardless of vaccination status.
Thewith Make-A-Wish kids to reimagine their wishes, stressing that any child fighting a critical illness is eligible for a desire.
Nor will a child’s vaccination status be taken into accoconsideredtive situations involving an end-of-life diagnosis,” where a particular process will be used to fulfill the child’s wish.
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