Experience the magic of wish granting for kids with critical illness

Experience the magic of wish granting for kids with critical illness

It all started with
one family
in need


It comes as no surprise that wishes have the power to change a child’s life, but what surprised us is how it changed ours.

Abriella was battling the same mitochondrial disease that took her brother Bryce just two years earlier. Our community came together to throw her a dream wedding, a celebration of love for everyone in her life to rally around.

Being witness to the granting of a wish left an indelible impression on us. It inspired us to create this series so others can experience these life-changing moments.

It all started with
one family
in need


It comes as no surprise that wishes have the power to change a child’s life, but what surprised us is how it changed ours.

Abriella was battling the same mitochondrial disease that took her brother Bryce just two years earlier. Our community came together to throw her a dream wedding, a celebration of love for everyone in her life to rally around.

Being witness to the granting of a wish left an indelible impression on us. It inspired us to create this series so others can experience these life-changing moments.

I was blown away by the love Melody and David put into this film for us. Now we have these memories preserved for a lifetime.

Jamie Derosier, Wish Mom and film recipient

I was blown away by the love Melody and David put into this film for us. Now we have these memories preserved for a lifetime.

Jamie Derosier, Wish Mom and film recipient

And then we took the
first step


A concept film sponsored by SONY Alpha Female+

After being inspired by Aubriella’s story, we connected with Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts & Rhode Island to see if we could help tell the story of another wish fulfillment. Together we developed a film that depicted how a wish is more than what it may seem on the surface. Just The First Step tells the big hearted story of Conor and is a model for the form of our One Wish film series.

And then we took the
first step


A concept film sponsored by SONY Alpha Female+

After being inspired by Aubriella’s story, we connected with Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts & Rhode Island to see if we could help tell the story of another wish fulfillment. Together we developed a film that depicted how a wish is more than what it may seem on the surface. Just The First Step tells the big hearted story of Conor and is a model for the form of our One Wish film series.

Being present for a wish was a life-changing moment for me. This film series is a beautiful vision. I want more!

Rebecca Carr, Community Love Promise Coordinator at Subaru of New England

Being present for a wish was a life-changing moment for me. This film series is a beautiful vision. I want more!

Rebecca Carr, Community Love Promise Coordinator at Subaru of New England

MANY ORGANIZATIONS,
one mission


Approximately 200 nonprofits nationwide deliver joy and hope to kids battling critical illness through wish granting.

Annually, there are an estimated 27,000 children in the United States that are diagnosed with a qualifying condition. Wishes serve as more than just a smile on these kids’ faces for one day. 100% of medical providers say a wish experience improves a child’s emotional well-being.*

We hope that our films can raise awareness for families of critically ill children to advocate for themselves to receive a wish and encourage health care professionals to make more referrals so all kids with critical illness can experience the magic of childhood again.

 

*2022 Wish Impact Survey Results, Make-A-Wish® Foundation

MANY ORGANIZATIONS,
one mission


Approximately 200 nonprofits nationwide deliver joy and hope to kids battling critical illness through wish granting.

Annually, there are an estimated 27,000 children in the United States that are diagnosed with a qualifying condition. Wishes serve as more than just a smile on these kids’ faces for one day. 100% of medical providers say a wish experience improves a child’s emotional well-being.*

We hope that our films can raise awareness for families of critically ill children to advocate for themselves to receive a wish and encourage health care professionals to make more referrals so all kids with critical illness can experience the magic of childhood again.

 

*2022 Wish Impact Survey Results, Make-A-Wish® Foundation

CAPTURING
joyful moments


A docuseries that captures the stories of Wish Families

Each episode of the Imperfect JOY® docuseries will start with an interview in a family’s home where they can truly be themselves. Then we’ll follow them through an ordinary day to show what it actually looks like to care for a child with a critical illness, while also capturing the little sparks of joy that are present in everyday moments.

Our hope is that these families’ stories will be a reminder of the beauty in being fully present for joy no matter what challenges lay ahead.

CAPTURING
joyful moments

A docuseries that captures the stories of Wish Families

Each episode of the Imperfect JOY® docuseries will start with an interview in a family’s home where they can truly be themselves. Then we’ll follow them through an ordinary day to show what it actually looks like to care for a child with a critical illness, while also capturing the little sparks of joy that are present in everyday moments.

Our hope is that these families’ stories will be a reminder of the beauty in being fully present for joy no matter what challenges lay ahead.

get involved


get involved


GIVE
charitable contributions & in-kind donations

The Imperfect JOY® Docuseries is currently in pre-production and raising funds to start filming this series. Entertainment 2 Affect Change (E2AC) is the fiscal sponsor for this project, allowing us to receive grants and charitable donations.

Donation Page

BECOME A SPONSOR
earned media & corporate responsibility

For organizations who want their employees and their audience to experience the magic of what they helped make possible, or for those who want to show the values of their organization by aligning with this project

Contact Us

WISH PARNTERS
wish-granting organizations

Your primary objective is to collaborate with the Director to select families and facilitate communication. The film can be used as a tool to powerfully communicate your mission with your current supporters, and this partnership will help you be seen by a broader audience through our distribution channels.

For Partners

WISH FAMILIES
participants selected by wish partners

Our wish organizations will help us select the stories for each episode so we can cover the wishes as they unfold. We are here to support you in this exciting journey. Through this film, we will help you preserve memories so you will be able to relive the joy of this incredible experience.

For Familes

Fiscal Sponsor

Entertainment 2 Affect Change (E2AC) is the fiscal sponsor for this project, allowing us to receive grants and charitable donations.

E2AC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to producing high quality digital, cinematic, and live entertainment for the express purpose of bringing positive change to underserved health and social communities. When the series is complete, they will be streaming the platform to their new app for public release of the series (anticipated late 2023). It will be available on your mobile device or TV.


Current Wish Partners

Fiscal Sponsor

Entertainment 2 Affect Change (E2AC) is the fiscal sponsor for this project, allowing us to receive grants and charitable donations.

E2AC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to producing high quality digital, cinematic, and live entertainment for the express purpose of bringing positive change to underserved health and social communities. When the series is complete, they will be streaming the platform to their new app for public release of the series (anticipated late 2023). It will be available on your mobile device or TV.


Current Wish Partners


Advisory Board

Melody Joy Paine
Founder & Creative Director, Joy & Paine Productions

Mike McKenzie
CEO of the Dream Factory

Patrick James Lynch
Award-Winning Filmmaker, CEO of Believe Limited & Founder of Bloodstream Media

Halsey Hendrickson
Wish Mom & Photographer, Denali & Co.

David Paine
Journalist at Joy & Paine Productions

Tyler Gregory
Wish & Marketing Director, A Special Wish Dayton

Nick Hudson
Executive Director, Entertainment 2 Affect Change

Andrew Marshall
Wish Recipient, Singer & Songwriter, Andrew Marshall Music

Michael Dunsky
Make-A-Wish® Supporter, Mortgage Loan Officer, Fairway Mortgage Corporation

Tami O’Brien
37 Years & 1st Employee of Give Kids The World Village


Advisory Board

Melody Joy Paine
Founder & Creative Director, Joy & Paine Productions

Mike McKenzie
CEO of the Dream Factory

Patrick James Lynch
Award-Winning Filmmaker, CEO of Believe Limited & Founder of Bloodstream Media

Halsey Hendrickson
Wish Mom & Photographer, Denali & Co.

David Paine
Journalist at Joy & Paine Productions

Tyler Gregory
Wish & Marketing Director, A Special Wish Dayton

Nick Hudson
Executive Director, Entertainment 2 Affect Change

Andrew Marshall
Wish Recipient, Singer & Songwriter, Andrew Marshall Music

Michael Dunsky
Make-A-Wish® Supporter, Mortgage Loan Officer, Fairway Mortgage Corporation

Tami O’Brien
37 Years & 1st Employee of Give Kids The World Village