Tag: Celebrity

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Shelton teen gets wish to meet inspirational singer Darius Rucker

July 23rd, 2015

SHELTON, Conn. (July 23, 2015): Whenever Anna May was heading off to another procedure to treat her life-threatening illness, she was always listening to one song: “Wagon Wheel” by country star Darius Rucker. The lyrics could brighten her spirits and give her hope; and now, thanks to children’s charity Kids Wish Network, Anna has renewed […]

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Dagen walks the red carpet with Chris Pratt

March 24th, 2015

“The wish was more than I ever thought!” On Christmas Day 2013, Dagen was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and spent his four-day holiday break in the hospital. Now, 14-year-old Dagen needs to check his blood sugar levels frequently and averages four shots of insulin each day. Because his levels are harder to regulate, doctors […]

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A’hyzia and Tabatha Take Over New York City

February 24th, 2015

“It was the most amazing experience” It was a dream come true for 16-year-old A’hyzia to meet Bravo reality television star and renowned hair stylist Tabatha Coffey. The teenager was pampered from head to toe, starting with professional make-up artist, Andie Sleeman, arriving at A’hyzia’s room at The Roosevelt Hotel to prepare A’hyzia for her […]

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I Met the Yankees!

December 27th, 2012

Name: Bailey Age: 11 State: NY As an infant, Bailey suffered frequently from bouts of pneumonia. At 16 weeks old, he was tested for and diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. This condition clogs the lungs with mucus and can lead to life-threatening lung infections and also disrupts digestion. Bailey frequently suffers from lung infections and is treated […]

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The Set of NCIS was Awesome!

November 28th, 2012

Name: Emma Age: 12 State: MI In early 2012, Emma was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. This condition clogs the lungs with mucus and leads to intestinal and digestive issues as well as life-threatening lung infections. Emma’s condition was so bad that no nutrients were being absorbed into her body at all and she had to […]

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Angeline and John Fulton

My Wish was a Blast!

October 30th, 2012

Name: Angeline Age: 18 State: AZ Earlier this year, Angeline started having problems with her knee, which was swollen and very painful. A trip to the doctor revealed that she had a tumor in her femur and she was diagnosed with bone cancer, or osteosarcoma. Angeline was started on intense chemotherapy and underwent a surgery […]

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I Met Mindless Behavior!

October 23rd, 2012

Name: Chloe Age: 13 State: MD At birth, Chloe was diagnosed with sickle cell disease, a condition that causes irregularly shaped blood cells and creates extreme episodes of pain. As an infant, she suffered a silent stroke and also suffers from a condition called avascular necrosis, in which her bones are dying due to poor […]

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I Met the Houston Texans!

October 23rd, 2012

Name: Christian Age: 5 State: CO When he was only a few months old, Christian’s doctors noticed that he had no reflexes in his feet and sent him to a neurologist. Six months later, he started falling down a lot and developing a lot of bruises. At the age of two, he was diagnosed with […]

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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.