Tag: Celiac Disease

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Matthew’s Triple Diagnosis

April 2016

“One minute he is kayaking, the next he’s going to the hospital” What started off as an enjoyable spring break with family ended up involving a week-long stay at the hospital. Matthew appeared to be like any other teen when his family took him kayaking in Florida during spring break. As they were eating lunch, […]

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Wish Kid Maddy’s Princess Adventure

Wish Kid Maddy’s Princess Adventure

March 2016

When her daughter was first born, Maddy’s mom was heartbroken to find out that her sweet baby girl was suffering from kidney reflux. Serious complications include permanent kidney scarring and eventual kidney failure. To correct the malformation, Maddy had surgery at the tender age of two. It was only a few years later that Maddy […]

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A Toddler’s Dangerously Starved Cells

February 2016

“Gracie did not want to leave Florida” At three years old, little Gracie had already been potty trained. When she began regressing, her mom thought she might have a simple bladder infection so she took her to the pediatrician. Gracie’s labs showed that her blood sugar levels were alarmingly high at 500; shocking news considering […]

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Lauren Joins the Washington Capitals

July 2014

Meeting Alex Ovechkin was a dream come true for Lauren Lauren was 5 years old when she tested positive type 1 diabetes. The diagnosis came during a regular check-up but also just in the nick of time. Her blood sugar levels were extremely dangerous, so she was admitted to the hospital before she went into […]

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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.