A Special Wish Foundation granted the first wish in 1982. Since then, ASW has granted almost 6,000 wishes. ASW is headquartered in Columbus, OH and has 9 chapters covering Ohio and West Virginia. The ASW motto is: "Be part of something special. Some wishes can't wait." ASW is the only wish granting organization in the United States granting wishes to children from birth. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for children with a life-threatening disorder by granting their special wish.