Make-A-Wish America grants thousand of wishes to terminally ill children every year but that number may take a heartbreaking decline as CEO Richard Davis outlined the new requirements for children to have their wish granted.
The terminally ill child, family members, siblings, and anyone else participating in the wish must be fully vaccinated.
However, there is one glaring problem with the edict: There is not currently any vaccine with an Emergency Use Authorization allowing it to be administered to children under 12 years old.
Davis stated that they have “been monitoring public health organizations like the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics and based on their collective guidance” they will be “making a big step forward in delivering hope to you, our wish kids.”
Note that the CDC website states with abundant clarity that only children 12 and older can currently receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.
Adding further concern for many parents is the warning that was added earlier this month to the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines due to the “likely association” between a rare heart inflammation found in teens and young adults in their second shot.
“This is literally a new low for humanity,” writes one Twitter user in response to Davis’ announcement.
This is literally a new low for humanity. Terminally ill children will not be granted a wish.. from the make a wish foundation… unless.. you guessed it.. they’re fully vaccinated. pic.twitter.com/bjx1XMvLu6
— Pelham_3 (@Pelham_3) June 24, 2021
Davis does mention that the organization will not be asking for proof of vaccination, but rather request that an adult sign a “letter of understanding” certifying that they and any minors participating in the wish are fully vaccinated and understand the risks of traveling.
It’s unclear if he is encouraging people to lie to have their dying child’s wish granted, but it comes on the heels of a former Make-A-Wish Iowa CEO pleading guilty to fraud and embezzlement charges.
Regardless of the reason behind the draconian change in policy, several people questioned the logic of requiring a vaccine for likely immune-compromised, terminally ill children.
Question…I thought the argument for forcing people to get the shot is to protect those that cannot. Such as terminally ill children.
— There are 4 lights (@Temptingthefate) June 24, 2021
They are terminally ill!
I have dealt with MAWF in the past and some poor children are very weak also. Should parents really risk giving them the jab when it can induce strong flu-like symptoms (or worse) on the poor child?
MAWF, this is wrong on many levels.
— Gio C (@g10dc) June 24, 2021
Not to be insensitive, but if they are terminally ill, what does it mater if they ate vaccinated or not?
— ĐⓇØιD🕐🕘🕕🕒 (@droid1963) June 25, 2021
Others simply lashed out at the logic-defying new requirement.
This is evil plain and simple.
— AnonAmish (@MrAmishMan) June 25, 2021
😠 Not just the child, PLUS parents & siblings must be vaccinated to participate.
He says it with such a calm voice tool
— CHKlaver2 (@ChKlaver2) June 25, 2021
Are you kidding me?
— Emily DeArdo 💀🦚 (@emdeardo) June 25, 2021
That is utterly vile.
— Lyndsay Hopkins 🌸 (@lyndsay_hopkins) June 24, 2021
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