The Marty Lyons Foundation, Inc. (MLF) is a not for profit organization providing “special wishes” for children with life-threatening or terminal illnesses. The Foundation is not affiliated with any other organization having similar objectives. Applications will be accepted only for children chronologically aged three (3) through seventeen (17) years. Children must also reside or receiving medical treatment within the Foundation’s designated geographic locations: Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia. Applications for a second wish will be accepted only under exceptional medical circumstances. Typically, this second wish will be not be granted if the prior wish was completed within the past 24 months.

The Marty Lyons Foundation receives referrals for potential wish children from parents or guardians of the child and medical professionals. In compliance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), we respect the privacy of the children and families we serve. All information is kept confidential and will not be discussed with outside parties unless it is needed for the wish, and the parents or guardians have consented.

Downloadable Application Files:

Application Instructions

Parent Application Form

Physician Information Form

Release and Indemnification Form