- - Tuesday, June 29, 2021

In an astounding COVID Derangement Syndrome announcement, the Make-A-Wish Foundation CEO released a video statement stating that in order to have a wish granted for a critically ill child involving air flight or large gathering, that little kid, and their family including siblings, must be fully vaccinated. 

“I’m excited to share that Make-A-Wish will resume granting air travel wishes within the United States and its territories, as well as granting wishes involving large gatherings, for vaccinated Wish families as soon as September 15, 2021,” stated the CEO in a viral video. “All Wish participants, including your Wish kid and any siblings, will need to be two-weeks past completion of either a one-dose or a two-dose vaccine.”  

The Make-A-Wish Foundation touts itself on its website by noting, “A wish experience can be a game-changer for a child with a critical illness. This one belief guides us in everything we do at Make-A-Wish. It inspires us to grant life-changing wishes for children going through so much. It compels us to be creative in exceeding the expectations of every wish kid …” 

That’s a nice sentiment, but now not entirely true. The wish experience seems no longer to be the “one belief” guiding them, nor is the “exceeding expectations” brag true, unless being driven to the local zoo instead of being flown to Disneyworld is somehow a better option for a critically ill kid and their family.

Make-A-Wish tells us they’ll work with unvaccinated families to provide an alternative wish. In other words, a critically ill child who’s not vaccinated gets to have a wish, it’s just one someone else decides is right for them.  

After the predictable and appropriate outrage, they responded with what some thought was a reversal, but not really. “‘We understand that there are many families whose children aren’t eligible for the vaccine yet, and we also know that there are families who are choosing to not get the vaccine,’” the statement read. ‘We respect everyone’s freedom of choice. Make-a-Wish will continue to grant wishes for all eligible children.’”  

Again, just not the actual wish the kid wants. 

Consider the emotional turmoil of a family faced with a shocking and critical illness of their child, to the point where reaching out to the foundation is necessary. If anyone understands health issues, hospitals, and sacrifice, it’s these families. And yet, the non-profit patronizingly explains they’re limiting the non-vaxxed because “We’ve approached this responsibility with a focus and diligence for your family’s health and safety…” 


Moreover, The Blaze reminds us the World Health Organization states, “More evidence is needed on the use of the different COVID-19 vaccines in children to be able to make general recommendations on vaccinating children against COVID-19.” 

As of this writing, only the Pfizer vaccine has been approved for adolescents 12-15 years old. None of the vaccines are available for children younger than 12. Moreover, none of the vaccines have actually received FDA approval. Those of us who have taken the jabs are receiving them due to the Emergency Use Authorization; essentially we are willingly part of one gigantic experiment.  

Many of us, including myself, have deemed being vaccinated worth the risk, but that is an adult decision about a virus seriously impacting adults, especially the elderly.  

Through this massive, worldwide experiment, the FDA has announced their Moderna and Pfizer Coronavirus Fact Sheets will now carry a rare heart inflammation warning. Forbes reports, “the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) had found a ‘likely association’ between the vaccines and rare occurrences of myocarditis and pericarditis among younger people…”  

The numbers are miniscule, but it is a reminder that much is unknown, especially when it comes to the impact on children. Even some adults are preferring to wait until a vaccine receives official FDA approval.

We all know life is short, and we say this as adults. Imagine a child whose life is already limited because of a critical or terminal illness, facing an end after having only a few short years and those years spent in treatment and being poked all day long. 

For some of you, you don’t have to imagine, you live it every day.

Yet, still attempting to calm the storm surrounding their announcement, ABC News reports on a new MAW statement, “To clarify the ‘misinformation and falsehoods on social media and in some media outlets,’ the foundation issued a simpler statement: ‘Make-A-Wish has not, does not and will not deny wishes to children who are not vaccinated … The foundation also said it continues to work with Make-A-Wish kids to reimagine their wishes, stressing that any child fighting a critical illness is eligible for a wish.” 

Sick children and their families already know how to “reimagine” things … like life itself. Now, due to COVID-19 panic even as the virus wanes with over 150 million Americans vaccinated and 100 million Americans with antibodies due to having had COVID-19, families are being told what may be a last wish must also be reimagined into something else. Shame on Make-A-Wish. They should stop spinning and dump the wish-kid vaccination passport. There’s no time like right now. Literally. 

• Tammy Bruce, author, host at Fox Nation and contributor at Fox News, is a radio talk-show host.

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