When we grant a wish here at Kids Wish Network, we always send out a huge gift box full of toys for our wish kids. Before the wish is granted, the wish coordinators interview each child and ask them about things they like: favorite color, song, movie, hobby, etc.
The fun thing about this is going into the warehouse and picking out all of the toys to send to each child. There is everything from stuffed animals to video games, and plenty of gifts that would make any child smile.
From time to time I get to do a gift box, and it is probably one of my favorite things to do here. I always imagine the look on each little boy or girl’s face when they get a huge box full of surprises that is addressed to them. I think about the excitement they must feel, and I hope that the few hours of delight take their minds off their illnesses and let them be a kid.