Kids Wish Network Mourns the Loss of a Very Special Teen

We are all truly saddened by the passing of 19-year-old Marshall Hill.  On August 19th he lost his brave battle with cancer a little past 11:00pm. 

Marshall had an incredible spirit and I felt so privileged to have taken a part in granting his wish. Being able to meet Marshall and his family was an honor and I will never forget them. 

Marshall’s wish was for a truck makeover.  Countless people were involved in granting this amazing wish.  The city of Walden, NY honored Marshall with a special ceremony where he was presented with his newly restored 1992 Dodge Dakota.  The look on Marshall’s face when he saw his truck was priceless!  On hand were hundreds of cheering well wishers who came to share this special day with him.  Marshall had touched everyone that day and there wasn’t a dry eye in the town square.  He taught us all about the gift of compassion and what true bravery is.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his mom Lindy and the rest of his family.  If you would like to express your condolences please visit Marshall’s guest page at

Click below to see Marshall’s extraordinary day!  This is how I will always remember him.

-Vanessa Covolo

Wish Coordinator


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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.