Make-A-Wish Marks 40th Anniversary in World Wish Day

April 29 marks “World Wish Day”— and it’s also the anniversary of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

On April 29, 1980, Make-A-Wish was founded upon the inspirational story of Chris Greicius, a young boy who dreamt of being a police officer. Since that day, Make-A-Wish has grown into a global organization and granted nearly half a million wishes worldwide.

On this day 40 years ago, Disneyland Resort was part of the first ‘official’ wish for a boy named Frank “Bopsy” Salazar.

Frank ‘Bopsy’ Salazar

Disney and Make-A-Wish have worked together to make over 140,000 wishes come true around the globe.

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