SACRAMENTO, CA - Sacramento's Make-A-Wish Foundation office is a very busy place.
In the last 30 years, 5,000 wishes have been granted. That's 260 per year, or about one every business day.
Each wish averages around $5,000, and takes six to eight months of planning - you do the math. That's a lot of hours and a lot of money that goes toward the effort.
In 2009, the foundation moved into a new building in Natomas. The land was donated and turned into one of only four "wishing places."
"This is the place where they really dream about what they want to be, or who they want to meet, or what they want to have, or where they wish to go," said Michele Flynn, Communications and Outreach Director for Make-A-Wish Northeastern California and Northern Nevada.
Make-A-Wish grants wishes to children who are critically ill or terminally ill.
For volunteers and staff, not to mention the families of these children, the experience is priceless.