"30 years of granting wishes"

2022 Wish I Could Christmas Party

The annual party for all individuals who have had a wish granted by Wish I Could since our founding in the early 1980’s. We will meet at the Barak Shriner Temple in Monroe November 27th, 2022 from noon till 2pm. All individuals should have received an invitation and RSVP by November 1st.


           2019 Muddin 4 Kids Ride

May 17th at noon – 19th 2019

Site of former Soggy Bottoms  in Sterlington, LA

Bands: Friday, Hands On 7 pm – 11 pm

Saturday, Smackwater 7 pm – 11 pm

Bands sponsored by Magic Grill

Randall’s will be selling crawfish Friday and Saturday night.

Concessions available Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Entry will be $40 per person for FRI-SUN.

$30 per person SAT-SUN or $20 per person for SUN ONLY.

10 and under free.

Mud areas limited to ATV’s and SxS

Primitive camping available


Click HERE for Directions to Muddin 4 Kids at Soggy Bottoms

This year we will be raffling off a 2019 Wolverine X2

June 3, 2017 was the day for the LAST Marengo Swamp Ride. RIP

There will NOT be a Marengo Swamp Ride in 2019.

We are a Non-Profit charity and use our funds to grant wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses.

Wish I Could of Northeast Louisiana Foundation is classified a public supported charity under Internal Revenue Service Code Section 501(c)(3).

Our Organization

Wish I Could of Northeast Louisiana Foundations is a charitable organization that was created and duly incorporated to the laws of the State of Louisiana as a non-profit organization in July of 1984. The organization grants wishes to terminally ill children from the ages of three to eighteen years old in northeast Louisiana. This year makes 31 years of granting wishes!

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Due to the Privacy Act, Wish I Could of NELA Foundation cannot contact the parents of terminally ill children. If you know of a child with a life-threatening illness, please have the family contact us. We will send them an application that needs to be returned to us along with a letter from the child’s physician stating a diagnosis and prognosis.

A physician working with the organization reviews all physician letters received by Wish I Could of NELA Foundation. After he verifies the condition of the child, the report is put before the membership to approve or disapprove the child’s wish.

The parents are fully informed of our process and are asked to sign a legal release allowing the organization to fulfill the child’s wish. Absolutely no wish is granted without the full consent of the parent and/or physician. We then request an interview with the child and parents (or legal guardian) to discuss the child’s wish. We do everything possible to get the child what he/she wants. Our main goal is to make a child happy – “to put a smile on the face of a child.”

All the people who work within the organization are volunteers. All the money we receive is raised through donations, fund-raisers, and dues.

Our membership dues are $12.00 per year. We invite you all to join our organization. We believe that you can never have enough good people in an organization like Wish I Could of NELA Foundation.

Our officers and board members are eager to meet with individuals or groups to give you the complete picture of the organization and how it works.

Online Preregistration

Currently we are not planning preregistration for the next fundraiser. 




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