Tag: baseball


Michael- Hero of the Month

March 20th, 2015

December 2014 After breaking his left arm in football practice, Michael could have sustained a game-ending injury. As his high school’s senior left-handed pitcher, the team was counting on him to perform by the beginning of the season. His doctor at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Greenville created a treatment plan just for the athlete […]

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Kipnis and Rhiannon

Rhiannon hits it out of the park with Jason Kipnis the Cleveland Indians

October 28th, 2014

“This was the event of a lifetime for Rhiannon” When Rhiannon was almost 2 years old, she was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, the most common form of arthritis in children that causes persistent joint pain, swelling and stiffness. Her doctors have attempted many different treatments throughout the years: pills, shots, joint injections, infusions and […]

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Brush with Fame

September 19th, 2012

Forest Lake resident Blake Brunner, 17, recently met Miami Marlins players Jose Reyes and Josh Johnson thanks to an all-expense-paid trip through Holiday, Fla.-based nonprofit Kids Wish Network. Brunner was born with a condition called dilated cardiomyopathy which both enlarged and weakened his heart. Surgeons implanted a left ventricular assist device that helps pump his […]

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Blake’s Miami Marlins Wish VIDEO!

September 6th, 2012

Our wish kid, Blake, just had his wish granted to meet the Miami Marlins. He got to enjoy all sorts of VIP treatment, from the limousine ride to Marlins Park to the tour of the clubhouse, to the special one-on-one time with his favorite players, shortstop Jose Reyes and pitcher Josh Johnson. To top it […]

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Reyes, JJ pitch in for Kids Wish Network

August 30th, 2012

MIAMI — Jose Reyes and Josh Johnson helped make a teenager’s wish become a reality Wednesday. Thanks to the Kids Wish Network, the two Marlins stars played host to Blake Brunner, a 17-year-old Minnesota native who was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy, a condition that makes it difficult for the heart to efficiently pump blood. Brunner’s […]

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Sports Wishes

July 14th, 2010

Major League Baseball All-Star shortstop Derek Jeter has accumulated many accolades in his illustrious 14-year career with the New York Yankees (including Rookie of the Year in ‘96 and World Series MVP in ’00), and was bestowed an honor of a different kind, named Most Caring Athlete of 2010 by USA Weekend. Call me biased. […]

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48,632 kids helped this last fiscal year through our many programs and services.

Our Mission

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.