A wish coming true helps children feel stronger, more energetic, more willing and able to battle their life-threatening medical conditions. For many, the wish marks a turning point in the fight against their illnesses. Doctors, nurses and other health professionals say the wish experience works in concert with medicine to make their patients feel better emotionally and even physically. That is why wishes matter. That is why we grant wishes.
Dr. Tal Ben Shahar is a world renowned expert in the area of Positive Psychology and was a loved teacher at Harvard University, before he moved back to Israel a few years ago.
As a friend of Make-A-Wish Israel, he did scientific research over a two year period with Dr. Anat Shoshani, that was recently published in medical journals about the Impact of a Wish.