Lt. Col. Harvey and the 332nd Fighter Group are Honored for 1949 Top Gun Win

Mission accomplished

A wish 73 years in the making is finally fulfilled for Lt. Col. Harvey and the 332nd Fighter Group.

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Granting a wish is a simple gesture, but the effect is extraordinary. Donate now to help make wishes come true.

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Do you have a lifelong wish or know someone who would benefit from a wish fulfilled?

Our Mission

As AARP’s charitable affiliate, Wish of a Lifetime grants life-changing wishes to older adults and inspires people to redefine aging in America.

How a Wish Comes True

How a Wish Comes True - Nomination

Nomination

Image of a man making notesWishes are submitted via our online application form. Anyone can submit a wish, and all applications are reviewed carefully by our wish team. Become a Wish Nominator by submitting an application for a deserving older adult in your community!

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How a Wish Comes True

How a Wish Comes True - Funding

Funding

Illustration of money symbolThrough your generous donations, partnerships and volunteer-led fundraising efforts, we are able to grant Wishes for hundreds of deserving older adults across the United States each year. Every dollar makes a difference - learn more about how you can help make a dream come true.

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How a Wish Comes True

How a Wish Comes True

Fulfillment

Illustration of a wish box with star coming outWe have a team of experienced Wish-granters based in Denver who make our wishes happen all across the country! We enlist the help of businesses, organizations, nominators and volunteers in hundreds of communities to participate and make each Wish a truly special experience.

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How a Wish Comes True

How a Wish Comes True

Share the Story

Illustration of conversation bubbles and starsA Wish can change a life, but a story can change the world. We need your help to change the culture of aging and show people the value of our oldest generations. Find your favorite Wish Story and share it with your friends and network!

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