Tag: Celebrity Wish


Kids Wish Network Teams Up with the Orlando Magic & Victor Oladipo for Basketball Fan’s Wish

June 2nd, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 2016): Children’s charity Kids Wish Network recently partnered with the Orlando Magic and player Victor Oladipo to grant the wish of a young boy with Down syndrome. Wish Kid Adriel was born with complications associated with Down syndrome including a low platelet count that required a transfusion, a heart murmur, and tracheomalacia, […]

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Kids Wish Network Partners with Chef Kevin Gillespie to Grant Culinary Inspired Wish

April 27th, 2016

ATLANTA (April, 2016): Children’s charity Kids Wish Network (KWN) recently partnered with all-star chef and Bravo season six Top Chef finalist and “fan favorite” Kevin Gillespie to grant a wish for a girl with lupus nephritis. Wish Kid Angel’s life-threatening condition resulted in kidney failure and necessitated that she receive regular chemotherapy. KWN arranged for […]

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Chris Pratt meets Kids Wish Network Wish Kid at Jurassic World premiere

June 12th, 2015

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (June 12, 2015): The general public will be sitting on the edge of their seats as “Jurassic World” premieres today, but one special kid was already treated to a celeb-filled viewing of the flick. Wisconsin teen Dagen Lusis was invited to the Hollywood premiere on Tuesday where he met star Chris Pratt as […]

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The Man Behind Anna’s Inspiration: Her Wish to Meet Darius Rucker

January 26th, 2015

“Anna and Darius talked like next door neighbors” Early in 2014, Anna suddenly began experiencing severe muscle weakness that affected only one side of her body and lost the ability to speak normally. Doctors performed a CAT scan and discovered “patches” of gray shadows in Anna’s brain. Days later, the teen was diagnosed with moyamoya […]

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Kids Wish Network and Jason Aldean grant wish for Georgia teen with life-threatening illness

June 20th, 2014

CANTON, Ga.: Elijah Cook from Canton, G.A., can totally relate to his country idol, Jason Aldean. The two both know all the words to Aldean’s songs, love the Georgia Bulldogs, and now, have both had the red-carpet treatment. During Elijah’s recent wish trip, granted by children’s charity Kids Wish Network, the 13-year-old was treated just […]

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Kids Wish Network partner Demi Lovato named People’s Choice Favorite Female Artist

January 9th, 2014

HOLIDAY, FL (Jan. 9, 2014): Demi Lovato has her fans to thank for her recent win as the 2014 People’s Choice Awards Favorite Female Artist. Her dedicated fan base, The Lovatics, helped her grab the title, being named Favorite Musical Fan Following in the process. The former X-Factor judge, musician and actress, gives as much […]

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Emily sees “20/20” with Justin Timberlake

January 6th, 2014

“Meeting JT was truly a dream come true for Emily” In 2010, Emily began suffering from heart palpitations. Doctors conducted an echocardiogram and stress test on the 8th grade student; the results were devastating, Emily couldn’t walk for more than two minutes without stressing her heart. An angiogram confirmed she had congenital heart disease and […]

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Rene Met Derrick Rose and Sat Courtside at a Chicago Bulls Game!

November 22nd, 2013

“I can’t believe I got to meet Derrick Rose and sit courtside at the game.” In February of 2013, Rene went to what was supposed to be a routine doctor’s appointment. The visit changed dramatically when physicians discovered a cancerous tumor. The teen immediately began chemotherapy but after months of treatment and no response, doctor’s […]

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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.