Kids Wish Network Grants Wish to Calumet City Teen with Cancer

CALUMET CITY, Ill. (PRBuzz) November 22, 2010 — A teen suffering from cancer has his wish for a computer granted through national children’s charity Kids Wish Network and some fantastic local sponsors.

At the end of last year, Tyrell started feeling like he was coming down with a cold. As the cold got worse, he found out that nothing was making him feel better and he ended up going to the hospital. Tyrell stayed in the hospital overnight and the next morning, after completing a biopsy, his doctors diagnosed him with having Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the white blood cells.

Tyrell stayed in the hospital for over 20 days and experienced a relapse. Since then, Tyrell has suffered through 22 rounds of chemotherapy at one session a week; he still has 30 to go. Because of his cancer, Tyrell has missed 56 days of school and he must endure chest and CT scans regularly.

Tyrell was referred to national children’s charity Kids Wish Network by a family friend familiar with his struggles; she thought he might enjoy having a wish granted. When asked by a Kids Wish Network representative what he wanted to wish for, Tyrell said that he would like a laptop of his very own.

With the help of Radio Shack Corporation, Tyrell received his laptop and, in addition, Tyrell got some other surprises including a limousine ride to his favorite store in the mall: DTLR. There, he was given a gift card to shop for some new clothes. As an extra surprise, Calumet City alderman Antoine Collins arrived and gave Tyrell tickets to a Bulls game! Tyrell could not believe how awesome his one simple wish had become and he was truly surprised and pleased.

Kids Wish Network would like to thank the following for helping to make Tyrell’s wish extra special: Radio Shack Corp.; Dreams, Inc.; Lexmark; DTLR; J&M Limousine; Outback Steakhouse; and Alderman Antoine Collins.  

Kids Wish Network is a national 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. Every child deserves a chance at happiness; a wish is just a way of bringing them that joy. If you would like to sponsor a child’s wish or if you know a child who is suffering from a life-threatening illness and may be in need of Kids Wish Network’s 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

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Published: 11/22/10
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