MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION
Makani Kai Helicopters owners Richard and Diane Schuman have long made it a practice to give back to the
community. Their charity of choice is the Make A Wish Foundation, which gives hope, strength and joy to
children with life-threatening medical conditions.
For more than a decade, Makani Kai Helicopters has given free tours of the island to hundreds and
hundreds of Make A Wish children. These youth, between the ages of 2 1/2 and 18, have progressive,
degenerative or malignant medical conditions that place the child’s life in jeopardy. But, for an
hour, they can enjoy the stunning scenery of this special place and realize a wish granted.