When a child is diagnosed with a serious illness, their world becomes filled with countless doctor visits and ongoing medical treatments. The days of carefree laughter and fun are immediately replaced with anxiety and uncertainty. And sometimes these experiences cause children to lose their sense of hope. That’s where Magic Moments comes in. We give back their childhood – if only for a moment – and create smiles and memories that last a lifetime.
Magic Moments, founded in 1984, is dedicated to making the non-medical wishes and dreams come true for children who, because of unfortunate illnesses, are being deprived of a normal childhood. Wishes are granted to children who meet our age and medical criteria and who are cognizant they are receiving a wish. Magic Moments operates exclusively on donations from individuals, corporations, foundations, civic/professional groups and fundraising events to provide wishes to children. We operate under the guidance of a 33-member Board of Directors with offices on the campus of Children’s Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama.
In addition to making dreams come true, Magic Moments offers an annual family camp for wish recipients who are not eligible for any other illness-specific camp. Click here for more information.
For more information or to make a donation, call the Magic Moments office at 205-939-9372