Dix Hills, NY – When ten-year-old James was just a baby, he was diagnosed with Lowe syndrome. The condition is a rare genetic disorder that causes severe physical, developmental and medical problems. Lowe syndrome typically affects the eyes, the brain and the kidneys. James struggles daily with his condition. He is on daily medications and has difficulty with hand/eye coordination. James is also highly susceptible to bone breaks and suffers from frequent breaks.
In spite of all he has been through however, James is still a happy-go-lucky little guy with a can-do attitude. One thing that always brings a big smile to his face is wiggling his hips to The Wiggles, the super hip children’s musical group. Recently, this brave boy got to actually meet The Wiggles in person thanks to his friends at Kids Wish Network, an organization that grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses. James’ aunt referred him to the charity after receiving a phone call from one of Kids Wish Network’s professional fundraisers.
After completing the application process, James’ mother, Michelle, was thrilled to learn that James had been approved for a wish. This little Wiggles fan had just one wish: to meet The Wiggles in person.
James’ Kids Wish Network Wish Coordinator, Jill, got right to work on arranging the details of his wish. The Wiggles themselves were more than happy to jump on board and help make James’ wish come true. Between them all, they planned for James to experience a day he will never forget.
Before he knew it, James’ big day had arrived. Jill arranged for a sleek limousine, courtesy of .U.S. Limousine Service, Ltd., to pick he and his family up and ferry them off in style to the Nassau Coliseum where The Wiggles had a show.
After picking up his show tickets, an excited and anxious James headed backstage to meet his idols. The group was equally thrilled to meet their young fan. James was in awe as he posed for pictures with his new friends. Afterwards, he and his family settled in their seats to watch the show.
Michelle said the entire experience was amazing. Out of nowhere, she said, James keeps saying, “I got to meet The Wiggles!” She was also grateful to Jill and Kids Wish Network for putting everything together. “Everything went really well!”
Kids Wish Network would like to thank the following for helping to make James’ wish extra special: Houlihan’s, U.S. Limousine Service, LTD and of course, The Wiggles!
Kids Wish Network is a nationally recognized non-profit organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children. If you know a child between the ages of 3 and 18 who may be in need of its wish granting services, please call 727-937-3600 or toll free 888-918-9004. For more information on Kids Wish Network, visit their website at www.kidswishnetwork.org