Tag: Chiari Malformation

Manny with Chef Robert Irvine on his wish

Chef Robert Irvine Supports Kids Wish Network to Grant a “Twice-in-a-Lifetime” Experience for Florida Wish Kid

September 2016

Holiday, FL. (September 30, 2016): Children’s charity Kids Wish Network recently partnered with Chef Robert Irvine to grant the wish of a young man from Florida who wanted to meet his idol, Chef Robert Irvine, and sent Emmanuel “Manny” Encarnacion to California to attend the Chef’s first step into the “talk show” realm with The […]

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Chef Robert Irvine Supports Kids Wish Network to Grant a Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience for Florida Wish Kid

August 2016

Holiday, FL. (August 18, 2016): Emmanuel Encarnacion, or Manny as he prefers, loves creating his own culinary delights and dreams of one day opening his own restaurant. Who better for Kids Wish Network to collaborate with than celebrity chef Robert Irvine to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience for Wish Kid Manny? Kids Wish Network flew Manny […]

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Wish Kid Bryanna Enjoys the Fine Art of VIP Shopping

June 2016

As Bryanna grew, she always seemed to have issues with healing properly. Eventually it was decided that various tests would be run to see what could be causing the healing problems. Bryanna was diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. Ehlers Danlos Syndrome alters the biology of proteins in the body and can negatively affect various organ […]

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Chiari Malformation Leaves Alisia in Agony

April 2016

“She broke down and cried uncontrollably from the pain” Alisia started complaining of persistent headaches in middle school. As they increased in severity, doctors suggested various treatments for Alisia to try. She was instructed to get more rest, change her diet, and keep a running log of her headaches. After an entire year, Alisia was […]

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Partial Skull Removal and Symptoms Still Return with a Vengeance

March 2016

“Gavyn was so sick that he lost 18 pounds in one month” At the age of six, Gavin was frequently sick with pounding headaches and severe nausea, progressing to the point where he lost 18 pounds in one month. Fearful for their son,, Gavyn’s family took him to a variety of doctors and specialists to […]

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Phantom Pseudotumor

January 2016

“Manny’s brain produced fluid because it thought there was a tumor present” When Manny was only 5 years old, a cyst in his brain ruptured, and he had surgery to insert a shunt into his brain that would drain the excess fluid. Ten years went by before Manny experienced any other symptoms. At 15, Manny’s […]

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Skull & Spine Compression

January 2016

“Due to Crouzon syndrome, Johnny quit breathing” For the first 7 months of his life, Johnny was congested and severely struggled to breathe normally. There were a few incidents where he stopped breathing completely and had to be rushed to the emergency room. His neck was stiff, and his head was titled to the side […]

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Teen with Chiari Malformation Enjoys Lavish Shopping Spree

October 2015

“From a deluxe makeover to private dressing rooms and personal attendants, Jaylin had it all” Jaylin took a hard fall that resulted in a concussion, but she continued to suffer from headaches and slowed speech long after the initial injury. An MRI showed that Jaylin has Chiari malformation, a condition that she was born with, […]

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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.