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Water Boy

October 23rd, 2015

“Colton was in paradise the second that his feet hit the sand and water” Colton was born at 25 weeks and weighed a mere 1 pound. He has since been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Currently 6 years old, Colton is just now starting to walk a little. He uses a walker to help him keep […]

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A Wild Ride with Madeline

September 18th, 2015

“A pianist at heart, she loved seeing the orchestra perform” At age 12, Madeline was experiencing chronic stomach pain, digestive problems, failure to thrive and was underweight. Madeline’s doctors discovered that her kidneys were too small and had lost 1/3 of their total function. She was diagnosed with Vesicoureteral reflux and Celiac disease. Veiscoureteral reflux […]

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Jasper’s Mickey Mouse Retreat

July 20th, 2015

“He was in theme-park paradise” Jasper was born with five heart defects because his heart developed on the right side of his body, pumped backwards, and had switched arteries. At 7 days old, he needed his first of three heart surgeries. Currently, Jasper visits his cardiologist every two weeks and the surgeon once a month […]

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Sun, Sand, & Spiderman: Liam’s Beach Vacation of a Lifetime

July 1st, 2015

“A wonderful trip filled with happy memories” Liam wanted to ride a boogie board over the ocean waves with his dad, build sand castles with his older brother, and look for shells along the shoreline with his mom on a tropical beach getaway, and that is exactly what Kids Wish Network gave him! The warm […]

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Wish granted for Illinois boy awaiting kidney transplant

February 18th, 2015

ROCK FALLS, Ill. (Feb. 18, 2015): For 5-year-old Colton Egan of Rock Falls, IL, traveling with a dialysis machine has become part of life. But the most recent situation where it needed to be dragged along was one that delivered some of Colton’s happiest memories. Children’s charity Kids Wish Network granted Colton’s wish for a […]

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Rays of Sunshine for Melissa

January 29th, 2015

“The highlight of her day was seeing Blue Man Group” Frequent stomachaches were always common for Melissa. She would suffer from excruciating pain and even passed out from the severity of an episode once. Afterwards, she was rushed to the hospital. Melissa’s doctors discovered that her pancreatic levels were elevated, and tests results combined with […]

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Maria “catches” Dog the Bounty Hunter

November 8th, 2013

“Dog has totally inspired Maria to keep going through her fight” When Maria was born, she began suffering from respiratory issues immediately. Initially diagnosed and treated for asthma, it soon became clear that the tiny child was suffering from something much more devastating. Maria was diagnosed with chronic lung disease and cystic fibrosis when she […]

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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.