HUMBLE, Texas –As a part of its commitment to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children having experienced life-altering situations, Florida-based Kids Wish Network sent 14 year-old Moses, who suffers from Cystic Fibrosis, on a shopping spree and surprised him with a meet & greet with the Houston Texan Cheerleaders. Kids Wish Network arranged for Moses to experience a fun-filled day of shopping as well as a lunch with the cheerleaders at the LongHorn Steakhouse where he received an official Texan’s jersey and signed posters.
“Every day, we work to ensure that children facing life-altering experiences are given the opportunity to smile a little brighter. With help from our generous donors, we are working to make a difference in the lives of tens of thousands of children every year,” said Anna Lanzatella, Executive Director of the Kids Wish Network.
Moses was diagnosed at birth with Cystic Fibrosis; a genetic disease that affects the body’s relation with salt and most aggressively affects the function of lungs, liver, pancreas, and intestines. Over the years Moses has undergone multiple painful surgeries and was recently diagnosed with Cirrhosis of the Liver. Hospitalized only a few weeks ago for coughing up blood, his latest battle has been with pneumonia.
“Moses was smiling the whole day, it was so nice to see him so happy.” said Betty Garcia. “He absolutely loved buying new shoes and clothes but his favorite part was sitting with the cheerleaders, I’ve never seen him smile so much. I really appreciate everything Kids Wish Network as well as everyone else involved has done for my son.”
Kids Wish Network would like to extend special gratitude to the following for helping create this opportunity for Moses: Renee Gibson, The Houston Texan Cheerleaders, LongHorn Steakhouse and managing partners Pete Contrevo & Don Farmer, Pac Sun, Finish Line, American Eagle Outfitters, Foot Locker, Barnes & Noble, Hot Topic and the Deerbrook Mall.
Every child deserves a chance at happiness; a wish is 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.