As if discrimination against those without the jab weren’t bad enough, now the Make A Wish Foundation is refusing to grant wishes to dying, unvaccinated children.
A 4-year-old “unclean” child from Staten Island wanted to visit Disney World as a last wish, According to PopTopic.
The Foundation refused to fulfill it, citing his unvaccinated status:
Rocco, the terminally ill 4-year-old boy from Staten Island NY, made a wish to go to Mickey’s House and meet Mickey Mouse in Disney World in Orlando, Florida, with his family but the Make-A-Wish Foundation decided to refuse the child because he was not vaccinated.
[…]Despite social media outrage, Make-A-Wish Foundation doubled down on their stance citing that the sick and dying child would be a danger to others.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in the United States that grants wishes The program is available to (vaccinated only, apparently) children aged 2 and a half to 18 who are diagnosed with life-threatening diseases. The organization was founded in Phoenix and is headquartered there.
The child’s friends were outraged, with one family friend taking to TikTok to say:
“I got a text — a message — from a friend of mine here on Staten Island; his 4-year-old kid — his ill 4-year-old kid — was refused by the Make-A-Wish Foundation for his wish because he’s not vaccinated … at 4 years old!
You should be ashamed of yourself! Let me tell you something Make-A-Wish Foundation, you’re going wish you never made this decision. Next week we’re going to do something for this kid.”
Disney World, the amusement park in Florida, does not require a vaccine for workers or for guests, so why the foundation was so concerned is unclear. Correction: Actually, it IS pretty clear. Furthermore, vaccines are not even approved yet for children under 5.
“I can’t believe these things are actually happening in our country,” New York artist, Scott Lobaido, lashes out at Make-A-Wish Foundation after they refuse his friend’s 4-year-old sick and dying son.
As Rocco’s wish was not granted by the Make a Wish Foundation, others stepped in.
Social media influencer ChrisFix, who has over 1.8M followers on TikTok and 8.5 subscribers on YouTube, offered to help make the kids’ dream come true. In addition, Scott LoBaido organized a fundraiser for the terminally ill 4-year-old child at Joyce’s Tavern in Staten Island.
Despite social media outrage, Make-A-Wish Foundation remained adamant on their position, stating that the dying and sick child would be a danger to others, regardless as to whether he actually had COVID or not.
PopTopic reports both that “Wigs & Wishes stepped up to the plate and promised to send the boy and his whole family first-class to Disney World in Orlando, FL” and that “Social media influencer ChrisFix, who has over 1.8M followers on TikTok and 8.5 subscribers on YouTube, offered to help make the kids dream come true. In addition, Scott LoBaido organised a fundraiser for the terminally ill 4-year-old child at Joyce’s Tavern in Staten Island.”
This means Rocco’s dream will come true, but not because of the Make A Wish Foundation, which is supposed to grant such wishes.
This personally slaps me; I just released a training course where part of the tuition was a request to donate to Make-A-Wish.
As of recently the Make-A-Wish Foundation updated their policy and lifted restrictions on wishes only for unvaccinated children that have received an end-of-life prognosis. According to the foundation’s ‘Vaccine Policy‘ the company will continue to restrict air travel and large gatherings for non vaccinated children who are not terminal.
The policy states: “Make-A-Wish’s recent decision regarding how to begin to lift some restrictions for wishes involving air travel and large gatherings was made to protect the health of children with critical illnesses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic […] There are many other wish options for children who do not currently meet the requirements for air travel and events involving large gatherings.”
Vaccinated children and their families are also exempt from air travel and large gathering restrictions according to the policy. As a result, Make-A-Wish Foundation refused the child’s only wish to go to Disney World since it involved an unvaccinated child participating in a large gathering.
Apparently, there are some groups, such as the Salvation Army and Make a Wish Foundation, that seem to have become ‘de facto’ arms of compliance machines that are more committed to pushing certain policies than to helping people.
It might be time for conservatives to take a closer look at the organizations they donate to.
This is the first time in recent history that someone who doesn’t have a disease is considered to represent a health threat to others that may or may not have been vaccinated against said disease.. And just saying that makes me sick.