Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
With a healing power that goes beyond that of medicine alone, Make-A-Wish wishes are an important complement to a child's medical treatment.
Make-A-Wish wouldn't be able to grant life-changing wishes without the generous support of people like you!
Redeem your Qantas Points for Make-A-Wish and help give a life-changing gift to a child in Australia.
To find out more about Make-A-Wish and how vital wishes make an impact on really sick kids and teens, visit makeawish.org.au or call 1800 032 260.
Venessa's fashion forward wish
Venessa, 15, had just secured a modelling contract and a trip to Paris to begin her career when a diagnosis of Ewing sarcoma put her dreams on hold.
So the determined teen wished to have the ultimate fashion experience, and Make-A-Wish Australia created an incredible wish journey to help Venessa rebuild her confidence and modelling ambitions.
Flown into Sydney by Qantas in true model style, Venessa got the chance for a behind the scenes experience before enjoying a runway show. She was in her element posing for a photoshoot alongside supermodel idol and Make-A-Wish ambassador Samantha Harris, and she also met her fashion idol Alex Perry!
Missing out on the opportunity to go to Paris was tough for Venessa, and she went through a difficult time of not feeling like herself. But leading up to Fashion Week, Venessa’s mum saw a huge transformation in her daughter; her confidence had returned.
Mum said the wish journey has helped reinspire Venessa’s love of fashion and the belief she can do anything. We can’t wait to see Venessa on more billboards in the future!
- Venessa, 15, diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma, wished to go behind the scenes at fashion week.
- Bradie-Lee, 10, fighting Batten’s disease, wished to fly with fairies and escape to fairyland.
- Eitan, 7, diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, wished to make lots of new friends by becoming a star on the internet.
- Jessica, 7, diagnosed with a form of muscular dystrophy, wished to be a ballerina.
- Lyam, 7, who has acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, wished to be a firefighter.
When you redeem your Qantas Points for Make-A-Wish Australia, Qantas Frequent Flyer will pay the specified dollar amount to Make-A-Wish Australia. You will receive a redemption confirmation email. No item will be posted to you following your redemption. If you would like to redeem points for this charity, select ‘Add to cart'. You will see that this redemption option is ‘Ready to despatch' which is the standard order status for this redemption option.
If you redeem your Qantas Points for this charity, and the required points are deducted from your account, Qantas will pay the specified dollar amount to this charity within 45 days of the date of your redemption. Please note, members are not entitled to a tax deduction for redeeming points for charity (pursuant to taxation laws).
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