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Kids for Wish Kids®


Former wish child Baily Surratt gives back through Make-A-Wish Wyoming's Kids for Wish Kids® Program.

The ability to impact the lives of your peers can be powerful. For 17-year-old Bailey Surratt of Lingle Ft. Laramie, being able to give back has become a part of who she is.

At the age of 5, Bailey was diagnosed with a Wilms Tumor. After nine months of treatment, Bailey was in remission and in 2006, her wish to go to Disney World was granted.

“Unless you have been through something that challenges your mortality and your ability to just be normal, it is probably hard to understand,” explained Surratt.

“To have my wish trip to focus on and look forward to, meant everything to me. It was my reward for having to go through what I did, and not getting to be normal.”

Now a senior in high school, Bailey has been a part of granting wishes for children just like her by being a part of Make-A-Wish Wyoming’s Kids for Wish Kids® Program.

“I was chosen as a representative my freshman year for student council and since then it has been my passion for making people aware of the Kids For Wish Kids Program and Make-A-Wish in general,” shared Surratt.

“It is such a fantastic feeling. It’s honestly hard to describe because the feeling of knowing that I have contributed to helping a child, who at one time I was, is one of the best feelings in the world.’’

A special thank you to the over 30 student groups like Bailey’s council from across the state who supported Wyoming wishes during the 2016 -2017 school year. 

Lingle Ft. Laramie High School is an active participant in the Kids for Wish Kids® program offered through Make-A-Wish. This program encourages students, kindergarten through twelfth-grade, to raise money to grant the wishes of children who are battling life-threatening medical conditions.

The Kids for Wish Kids program was first introduced in Wyoming in 2000 with five schools that raised $2,219 in the first year. In 2016, 30 schools from around the state of Wyoming participated in the Kids for Wish Kids® program while raising funds for Make-A-Wish Wyoming.

High school students have full creative liberty to plan and execute fundraising events within their schools and communities through the Kids for Wish Kids® program. The participating schools compete for awards and recognition at the Wyoming Association of Student Councils conference each fall. 

  • Kelly Walsh High School $21,000

  • Rock Springs High School invited wish kid Catherine to the pep assembly.

  • Green River High School $44,000

  • Powell High School $21,000

  • Natrona County High School $7,000

  • Cody High School $7,500

Start A Program

Interested in starting a Kids For Wish Kids program at your school? Here is how to get started:

If you'd like more information on the Kids for Wish Kids Program before deciding, call 307-234-9474 or email us at

Before starting any Kids For Wish Kids fundraisers, you first need to fill out our Fundraising Agreement.  

E-mail your completed agreement to us and wait for approval before holding any fundraisers.  

Tips & Guidelines

Be sure to use the ® after the organization name: Make-A-Wish® Wyoming. 

Plan fundraisers that involve the entire school and get the community involved.

Contact us to find out if a wish family or Make-A-Wish representative can come speak at your event.

Start A Program


Make a difference for a local child by starting a Kids For Wish Kids® program at your school.

Download a fundraising agreement

Contact Us

Make-A-Wish® Wyoming Office
307.234.9474 phone
307.268.8469 fax
236 W. 1st Street
PO Box 273
Casper, WY 82602

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