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Paloma Gutierrez


Senior Literature (4)

6 February 2019

Annotated Bibliography

"Mental illness." Britannica School, Encyclopædia Britannica, 9 Aug. 2016.

This article talks about how more than 250 people have mental disorders and how these type of

disorders cause a person to experience tension, fear, and feelings of danger. Abnormal behavior

or disturbing feelings, thoughts, or actions that interfere with everyday functioning constitute

mental illness. Diagnosis is the process of identifying which specific type of disorder a person

has. It requires a careful assessment of the person’s functioning, usually accomplished through

an extensive interview in which the patient is questioned about the presence, severity, and

duration of various symptoms.

“Childhood Cancer Statistics | CureSearch.” CureSearch for Children's Cancer, This website gave me facts about the past

year, average amount of children diagnosed with terminal illnesses. Each year, the parents of

approximately 15,300 kids will found out their child has cancer. Every day, 43 children are

diagnosed with cancer, 12% of children diagnosed with cancer do not survive. Children’s cancer

affects all ethnic, gender and socio-economic groups. The average age of children diagnosed is

six. More than 40,000 children undergo treatment for cancer each year.

“Frequently Asked Questions.” Make-A-Wish® America,

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Frequently Asked Questions | Make-A-Wish® America. No. Many of the children who qualify

for a wish go on to lead healthy lives. They grant the wishes of medically eligible children (i.e.,

those diagnosed with critical illnesses — a progressive, degenerative or malignant condition that

has placed the child's life in jeopardy).

“General Wish Facts.” Make-A-Wish® America,


This website comes from make a wish foundation and it basically explains how many children

diagnosed with critical illnesses were helped by Make A Wish Foundation. And Make-A-Wish

grants a wish, on average, every 34 minutes. Since 1980, more than 315,000 children in the

United States and its territories have had their wishes granted by Make-A-Wish supporters.

Every wish experience is driven by the wish kid’s interests, creativity and personality.

In fiscal year 2016, Make-A-Wish granted more than 15,600 wishes, the most ever in its more

than its history. To qualify for a wish, a child with a critical illness must be older than 2½ years

and younger than 18 (at the time of referral) and must not have received a wish from another

wish-granting organization.