INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and as we think about all the kids battling cancer right now, one local organization is working to make their days a little brighter.
The non-profit Little Wish Foundation was created by Liz Niemiec. Niemiec is a recent Butler University grad, but she started the non-profit when she was just a teenager. Since then, she’s helped hundreds of kids by making their little wishes come true.
“We grant little wishes to children battling cancer, often in the $300 to $800 dollar range,” Niemiec said.
“I started Little Wish Foundation when I was 16 years old in high school. I had a friend named Max and he battled cancer for two and a half years. He ended up losing his battle, but before he passed his last little wish was a dog and getting that dog made him so happy and made his last few months of treatment so much better, so I wanted to keep that going,” Niemiec said.
Since 2010, Little Wish has granted more than 600 wishes.
This month, in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Little Wish is working to fulfill another 40 wishes. If you would like to help, you can donate online by clicking here, or just grab your phone and text the word “LITTLE” to 243725.