Bullying

Wish Kid John visited the San Francisco 49ers

Bullying Is No Joke

November 2016

John has always been a very active kid and excellent wrestler, so a bump or bruise was normal for the teen. But after the wrestling season ended and John’s latest bruise didn’t go away, his family grew concerned. Add in the fact that he started coughing up blood, and they knew something was definitely wrong. […]

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Catherine is Recognized as Kids Wish Network and YWCA Alaska’s Hero of the Month

Kids can be bullied for all kinds of reasons

November 2016

Kids can be bullied for all kinds of reasons. Catherine wrote about the bullying she faced growing up in the Native villages in Alaska and feeling like an “outsider” because she didn’t look like the other kids. I grew up in “the bush”, also known as Native villages in Anchorage, Alaska, where taking the easy […]

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Male Stars Who Were Bullied

December 2015

“From Victims to A-List Celebrities: Beating the Bullying Culture Part 2” Bullying transcends demographic barriers, gender included. No one is immune, not even celebrities. Emotional or physical in nature, the pain that follows the abuse takes its toll on the victim. You can’t control what other kids do or say, but you can control how […]

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Female Stars Who Were Bullied

November 2015

“From Victims to A-List Celebrities: Beating the Bullying Culture” Bullying is an epidemic that many of our Wish Kids know all too well due to their life-threatening illnesses. Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center states that children facing life-altering medical situations or a life-threatening illness are two to three times more likely to be bullied. They […]

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You are Not Alone: A Message of Hope from Michael J. Fox

October 2015

“One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.” – Michael J. Fox October is anti-bullying awareness month. Sadly, many of our Wish Kids have been victims of bullying simply because of their illness or condition. Just like Kids Wish Network, our very own […]

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Bulldozing Bullying with Country Singer Noah Garner

October 2015

“Guest Blogger Noah Garner Addresses Personal Struggle with Bullying” Noah Garner is an up and coming country music singer and songwriter. This star on the rise is currently headlining for Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, located in the nation’s country music capital, Nashville Tennessee. Noah is a compassionate sponsor for Kids Wish Network with a personal understanding […]

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“Girl Meets World” Tackles Bullying

October 2015

“Always Be True to Yourself” Do you remember watching Cory Matthews juggle school, friends, family, and romance from his middle school years all the way through his college graduation on the hit television show, “Boy Meets World?” Every Friday night, I made sure to catch the latest episode featuring my favorite cast of characters: Cory, […]

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Wish Kid Kira Takes A Stand Against Bullying

May 2015

Our Wish Kid, Kira, is a perfect example of how kids dealing with life-threatening illnesses are often bullied Kira has Cystic Fibrosis, an illness that causes difficulty breathing, frequent coughing and lung infections that requires daily treatments and sometimes hospitalization For Kira, the bullying started in elementary school; her classmates were jealous when she came […]

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Kids Wish Network is a 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.