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“Paula’s Broken Heart”

February 18th, 2015

“Our perfect, tiny, beautiful daughter was born with multiple congenital heart defects” “Paula’s Broken Heart” Guest blog by Cindy Rieber, Wish Kid Paula’s Mom His words hit me so hard that I took a step back and sat down. I couldn’t think; I couldn’t breathe. The words “open heart surgery” and “death” kept ringing in […]

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Life with Epilepsy – A Personal Story

February 5th, 2015

Epilepsy is a serious brain disorder; it’s the fourth most common neurological disorder in the United States. This potentially life-threatening condition affects 2.2 million Americans with nearly 500,000 being children. Our Wish Kid Lianna is just one of those many children who battle this disease on a daily basis. Lianna is only 10 years old […]

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Dreams Do Come True

January 28th, 2015

Guest blog by Lisa, mother to Wish Kids Jacob and Kasey Excerpt from: Dreams do come true Feb. 5, 2013 For years, my two children have been dreaming about their wishes. Both our children have cystic fibrosis, a life-shortening genetic disease that primarily affects the lungs. Our children knew that people with serious medical conditions […]

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Taking a Stand Against Bullying

January 26th, 2015

Bullying is a form of abuse and occurs more often than we realize. “You never know what someone else is going through. Dealing with an illness is really tough without people being mean”. This is something we hear time and time again from our Wish Kids. According to the PACER Center, children facing life-altering situations […]

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Helping Auriana Find Her Voice

January 9th, 2015

Last September, Kids Wish Network granted the wish of a sweet and easy-going 4-year-old from Georgia named Auriana. Her wish was for an iPad complete with learning games to help her development. Now, a year later, Auriana has reached a HUGE milestone; one that her mom says was greatly affected by her wish. KWN is […]

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Where are they now? Wish Kid Emma…

December 5th, 2014

In April 2013, we granted Wish Kid Emma a once-in-a-lifetime experience to visit the set of CBS’s award-winning show NCIS.

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Spotlight on: Clash of Arms Games

November 12th, 2014

Besides granting wishes to children suffering from life-threatening illness, KWN also has multiple programs to help reach other kids in need. Whether they are suffering from homelessness, abuse, neglect or illness, the comfort of a new gift can ease a difficult situation. That’s why we are so grateful to our Guardian Angel donors who help […]

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Welcome to the KWN Family: Meet Wish Funding Specialist Kiara

October 28th, 2014

Hello! My name is Kiara, and I started with Kids Wish Network a couple of months ago as a Wish Funding Specialist. My previous non-profit experience was focused on breaking the barriers of extreme poverty in third-world countries. It may seem like a big change to go from advocating for children and families in extreme […]

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56,620 kids helped this last fiscal year through our many programs and services.

Our Mission

Kids Wish Network is an international 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.