How it works:

Cal’s Angels grants wishes for kids fighting cancer and provides financial assistance up to $1,000. Anyone can refer a child to Cal’s Angels including medical professionals, parents or legal guardians. The referral form below must be filled out by a family member. The more detail you provide on your form, the faster we can process your application. Please include links and any helpful information about your child’s wish. A wish can take up to 6 months to process depending on the request.

Some recent wish requests include: a laptop, backyard vegetable garden, iPad, family weekend getaway, Chicago sporting events, ABT shopping spree, backyard play sets – the list is endless!

Who is Eligible for a Wish or Financial Assistance?

  • A child under the age of 19, who has been diagnosed with cancer or relapsed within the last 12 months.
  • Receiving treatment at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Central Dupage Hospital, Rush University Medical Center, Advocate Children’s Hospital-Oak Lawn, Advocate Children’s Hospital–Park Ridge, Loyola University Medical Center, University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital, and Children’s Hospital University of Illinois.
  • For financial assistance, you must submit a bill and Cal’s Angels will pay it directly up to $500. If you decide to combine financial assistance with a wish, both must be completed within 30 days of one another. The wish and financial assistance total may not exceed $1,000.
  • If your child has already received a wish and has since relapsed, they are eligible to apply for another wish or financial assistance within 12 months of the date of relapse.

When will I hear from Cal’s Angels?

After we receive your submission, a Cal’s Angels wish representative will be in touch within 10 business days to discuss your application. Once the wish details have been agreed upon by you and Cal’s Angels, a Cal’s Angels volunteer will deliver the wish or it will be mailed to you directly.

*A wish can take up to 6 months to process depending on the request. Please include as much detail as possible on your application

Our mission is to make the lives better for kids fighting cancer through a wish and financial assistance. We look forward to receiving your application!

Thank you,
Cal’s Angels

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    Referral form must be filled out by a family member. Medical professionals can refer a child to Cal's Angels by sharing this link (
  • Patient must be under the age of 19.
  • We only use your email address to contact you regarding your child's wish.
  • To qualify for a wish, diagnosis date must be within one year of today's date.
  • Relapse date must be within one year of today's date.
  • Cal's Angels will pay your bill(s) directly, up to $500.
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  • Please upload a photo of your child.
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