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Alexis Severson - May-r

Alexis- Hero of the Month

July 14th, 2015

“Alexis displayed extraordinary strength and determination” Diagnosed with epilepsy earlier this year, Alexis came to Ministry St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital for a routine 24-hour VEEG. However, 4-year-old Alexis ended up staying far longer than a day. Doctors soon diagnosed Alexis with pancytopenia, a condition in which the body has a reduction of red and white […]

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Jaqueline Lewis- June -r 2

Jacqueline- Hero of the Month

July 14th, 2015

“Jacqueline was thrilled to be a Hero of the Month” Three-year-old Jacqueline from Texas is a sweet, kind-hearted, and loving little girl. Born with a positional club foot on her right side, her entire life has been filled with hospitals. Jacqueline has endured several non-invasive corrective procedures, but so far, nothing had helped the little […]

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Larkin Spencer 2- May

Larkin- Hero of the Month

July 10th, 2015

“Larkin kept a smile on her face even during the hardest days” After suffering from abdominal pain for three days, 6-year-old Larkin was admitted to Nationwide Children’s Hospital for dehydration. Shortly after, she was escorted to the OR where a central line was placed in her neck to begin apheresis, the separation and integration of […]

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Jacob Azulay-r2

Jacob- Hero of the Month

May 13th, 2015

“Jacob bravely coped with the loss of his toes” After surviving a traumatic accident, 10-year-old Jacob is now bravely battling another trauma. As a result of the accident, Jacob needed four surgeries to correct the damage to his leg and foot. Among these surgeries was the amputation of several of Jacob’s toes; something that has […]

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Logan- Hero of the Month

May 13th, 2015

“Logan has shown how tough she can be” Bacterial meningitis can be a very scary and very devastating infection. For our Hero of the Month, Logan, it brought out her bravery. Logan was suffering from a fever, felt confused, and then had a seizure. The 3-year-old was quickly rushed to Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital where […]

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Alyssa 02-2015 Shriners Philadelphia

Alyssa- Hero of the Month

May 7th, 2015

“Alyssa never ceases to show her strength” Alyssa was born with neuroblastoma that covered 75 percent of her spine, wrapped around her right lung and compressed her windpipe. The rare, cancerous tumor was removed in an 11-hour surgery when Alyssa was just 3 weeks old. Afterwards, she started chemotherapy to further treat the cancerous cells. […]

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Avery - First name only

Avery- Hero of the Month

March 16th, 2015

Avery experienced constant pain that was only partially relieved by medication The last few weeks of January for 6-year-old Avery were spent at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. After undergoing multiple labs and tests, doctors were able to determine Avery was suffering from disseminated mycobacterium avium-intracellular complex (DMAC), an infection that causes patients to suffer […]

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Laramie- Hero of the Month

March 10th, 2015

Laramie continues to push past the pain in every session On November 9, 2014, Laramie’s life changed forever. After getting caught in a house fire, the 5-year-old sustained severe burns on 75% of his body. When Laramie first arrived at Shriners Hospitals for Children- Cincinnati, he was in a medically-induced coma and had to undergo […]

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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.