The Rainbow Connection

The Rainbow Connection is a local organization that focuses its efforts exclusively on Michigan children age 2 1/2 to 18 and their families. Founded in 1985 by L. Brooks Patterson in memory of his best friend and two children who died in a plane crash, The Rainbow Connection is a Michigan-based charity dedicated to granting wishes for children who are literally fighting for their lives. To date, The Rainbow Connection has granted over 2,000 wishes to children across Michigan suffering from life-threatening or terminal illnesses. From something as simple as a new computer to meeting the President of the United States at the White House, to the most requested wish of all, a trip to Disney World, The rainbow Connection grants wishes throughout the year.