Making More Than Dreams Come True

Kids Wish Network, Inc. is an organization that grants the wishes of children between the ages of 3 and 18 who are living with life threatening illnesses. The difference is that they continue to keep in touch with their “Kids” even after the wish has been granted. The kids are often surprised with trips to amusement parks, shows and sporting events in their area.

One very special bonus is courtesy of Ted Everett, a Northern Florida businessman who has a heart of gold and a 3 bedroom, 3 bath A-frame Chalet that he has made available to Kids Wish Network’s special children. The chalet has a Hot Tub, 2 living rooms, a huge kitchen and dining room, a recreation room with a pool table, 2 fireplaces and satellite t.v.!

Everett, who makes his living renting Chalets overlooking beautiful Owens Pond, an 85 acre spring fed lake lined with majestic cypress trees, feels that it is important to give something back to the community. After hearing about Kids Wish Network, Everett decided that that was the charity that he would partner with. He hasn’t been sorry. Several wish families have taken him up on his offer and every one of them makes him feel like he is doing something worthwhile. After all, what can be better than putting a smile on the face of a child.

Katie is a sweet 11-year-old girl facing a life filled with challenges. Katie has Cystic Fibrosis, which requires respiratory treatments four times daily. Complicating matters is her allergies, asthma and kidney disease.

In 1998, Kids Wish Network, Inc. with the help of 21st Century Computers granted Katie’s wish for a computer system. Since then, Katie has been thrilled with Birthday Cards, Christmas Cards and even tickets to the circus and a July 4th Mutiny Game with Fireworks at Tampa Stadium. Now Katie and her family are getting a much-needed vacation thanks to the kindness of Mr. Everett. Katie’s mom is ecstatic. “The kids are counting the days. We haven’t had a vacation in 17 years. We could never do this without Kids Wish Network, Inc. They have made such a difference in our entire family’s lives”. I guess there really are angels among us!

If you know of a sick child between the ages of 3 and 18, please call 1 888 918-9004.

If you would like to find out more about Mr. Everett’s Rentals, please call 1 850 638-4316 or visit his website at:


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48,632 kids helped this last fiscal year through our many programs and services.

Our Mission

Kids Wish Network is a charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children having experienced life-altering situations. Kids Wish Network assists children and their families through several key programs.