Tag: chronic lung disease


Wish Kid Ethan Gets to Soak Up the Sun

May 18th, 2016

Ethan and his twin brother were both born early at just 24 weeks. As is often common in premature babies, Ethan had a hole in his heart, underdeveloped lungs, and problems with his eyesight. Although doctors were able to close the hole in his heart, Ethan developed chronic lung disease, a progressive condition where the […]

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Wish Granted for Military Family With Ill Child Before Father Deploys

January 26th, 2015

BLACKLICK, Ohio (Jan. 12, 2014): Children’s charity Kids Wish Network worked quickly to grant the wish of 3-year-old Hunter Miller to visit Disney World and SeaWorld before his father, a major in the Ohio National Guard, deployed for another year. For the Miller family, time together is extremely precious. Dewey Miller, Hunter’s father, was actively […]

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Kids Wish Network grants wish to meet “Dog the Bounty Hunter”

September 22nd, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va.: Even though her smile was hidden behind a necessary respiratory mask, you could still see the sparkle in Maria Canales’s eyes as she meet her idol, Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman for the first time. The 12-year-old from Virginia was able to meet Mr. and Mrs. Chapman on her wish trip granted […]

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Maria “catches” Dog the Bounty Hunter

November 8th, 2013

“Dog has totally inspired Maria to keep going through her fight” When Maria was born, she began suffering from respiratory issues immediately. Initially diagnosed and treated for asthma, it soon became clear that the tiny child was suffering from something much more devastating. Maria was diagnosed with chronic lung disease and cystic fibrosis when she […]

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Bryce Had a Blast During his Disneyland Wish!

May 21st, 2013

“He had a smile on his face for hours!” Born 15 weeks premature, Bryce has had to deal with a vast array of medical conditions including chronic lung disease, partial blindness, hydrocephalus and hypothyroidism. From birth until 2 years of age, Bryce was on a ventilator and a feeding tube which has caused developmental delays […]

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Dominick’s Rodeo Wish Comes True!

December 20th, 2010

Name: Dominick Age: 7 State: OR Dominick was born early, when his lungs weren’t quite developed yet. Because of this, Dominick suffers from chronic lung disease and subglottic stenosis, which is a narrowing of his airway. Dominick must be fed via g-tube, is on oxygen every night and even sometimes during the day. He has […]

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I Had a Blast at Disney!

October 19th, 2010

Name: Jacob Age: 5 State: TX As an infant, Jacob was always getting infections and never really felt good; just two years ago, he was diagnosed with having chronic lung disease, in which damaged lung tissue causes breathing and other health problems. Jacob also suffers from brain damage – called static encephalopathy – and asthma, […]

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I LOVED “Monster Jam!”

October 11th, 2010

Name: Hunter Age: 11 State: AR Hunter was born with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia which is a malformed hernia. This condition caused him to have chronic lung syndrome, which robbed him of his ability to breathe on his own, forcing him to use a ventilator. Hunter also suffers from a curvature of the spine called […]

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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.