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Baby Luke’s Liver Cancer

March 22nd, 2016

“He needed a transplant before his first birthday” During a routine six-month wellness check up for their baby boy, Luke’s parents got the shock of their lives. The pediatrician found a lump in Luke’s abdomen. Further testing revealed that he had a large tumor on his liver, and a biopsy confirmed it was cancerous. The […]

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LeRone’s Los Angeles Clippers Experience of a Lifetime

January 21st, 2016

“One LA Clippers fan’s lymphoma journey” At age 14, LeRone was diagnosed with stage IV Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system. He immediately began chemotherapy and radiation treatments. After a couple of months, he was declared to be in remission, but 6 months later the cancer returned. New scans prompted LeRone’s doctors to […]

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Maliya’s San Francisco Smiles Excursion

December 2nd, 2015

“Mom, when am I going back?” At 3-years-old, Maliya contracted a cold, and her mom, Joy, noticed that her daughter’s balance was off. Antibiotics cleared up Maliya’s cold, but it didn’t help her regain her sense of balance. As her ability to walk continued to decline, Maliya also complained of her neck hurting. Joy took […]

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Cheyenne Holt

Tarleton State University Student in Texas Gets Surprise-of-a-Lifetime

October 21st, 2015

STEPHENSVILLE, Texas (Oct. 20, 2015): It was the surprise of a lifetime when college freshman and cheerleader, Cheyenne Holt, heard her name being called over the loud speakers at Tarleton State University’s ‘Midnight Madness’ basketball practice on October 15. With approximately 5,000 students, alumni, and community members present, Cheyenne found out that Kids Wish Network […]

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John Riley

Making Movies with Wish Kid John

June 11th, 2015

“John’s cancer is rare and aggressive” Last August, Wish Kid John came down with a simple cold and started suffering from chest pains. But after three weeks with no improvement, his “simple” cold needed another look. Doctors conducted an ultrasound on John’s chest and found a disturbing mass. On October 8th, the mass was revealed […]

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Leah Berthiaume

Making Leah’s Dream Come True

June 3rd, 2015

“Leah had inpatient chemotherapy treatments for five months” Just last year, Wish Kid Leah was ready to start a brand new chapter in her life, but in November, a life-threatening medical diagnosis changed everything. After feeling ill for a few weeks and suffering from fatigue, Leah visited a local medical center. The nurse immediately told […]

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Kenyell’s Fairytale Family Wish

March 25th, 2015

“Kenyell and her family had a great day” When Kenyell started suffering from a back ache that wouldn’t go away, doctors began running tests: one discovered her white blood cell count was low; another discovered a tumor in her brain. Kenyell was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a solid cancerous tumor that develops in the nerve tissue, […]

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Cameron’s Tropical Paradise

February 13th, 2015

“Kids Wish Network does real work for real families” Cameron was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the white blood cells, after suffering from upper back pain and discovering a lump. She immediately started chemotherapy treatment and underwent seven rounds and two bone marrow transplants, but still faced issues. In June 2010, Cameron’s body […]

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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.