Tag: cinderella

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Kenyell’s Fairytale Family Wish

March 25th, 2015

“Kenyell and her family had a great day” When Kenyell started suffering from a back ache that wouldn’t go away, doctors began running tests: one discovered her white blood cell count was low; another discovered a tumor in her brain. Kenyell was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a solid cancerous tumor that develops in the nerve tissue, […]

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Indiana 6-year-old with life-threatening illness has dream come true

March 13th, 2015

DEMOTTE, Ind. (March 13, 2015): For 6-year-old Laila Hamstra of DeMotte, IN, hospitals and doctors’ offices are extremely common destinations. Diagnosed with a life-threatening condition at birth, Laila suffers through frequent complications as a result. But recently, thanks to children’s charity Kids Wish Network, Laila was whisked away to her dream destination: Disney World. “We […]

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Wisconsin cancer survivor granted magical wish

February 25th, 2015

GREENFIELD, Wis. (Feb. 25, 2015): For 7-year-old Olivia Wiltzius of Greenfield, WI, visiting the doctor or having life-saving treatments is a common occurrence. Diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia when just 2 years old, Olivia underwent 2 ½ years of harrowing treatment. But, thanks to children’s charity Kids Wish Network, Olivia enjoyed a once-in-a-lifetime wish trip […]

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Life with Epilepsy – A Personal Story

February 5th, 2015

Epilepsy is a serious brain disorder; it’s the fourth most common neurological disorder in the United States. This potentially life-threatening condition affects 2.2 million Americans with nearly 500,000 being children. Our Wish Kid Lianna is just one of those many children who battle this disease on a daily basis. Lianna is only 10 years old […]

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Local Girl’s Ultimate Wish is Granted

January 26th, 2015

RATON, N.M. (Jan. 14, 2014): Wish Kid Lianna Garcia was more than ready to have her ultimate wish come true. Dressed in a Cinderella gown complete with a tiara, 10-year-old Lianna was finally able to meet Princess Cinderella thanks to children’s charity Kids Wish Network. “This was truly magical for Lianna,” says her mother Cordalia […]

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Laila’s sit-down with Cinderella

December 7th, 2014

“Laila was so happy to meet Cinderella” Born at only 25 weeks with a grade 4 brain bleed, Wish Kid Laila has dealt with life-threatening health complications her entire life. A CAT scan revealed only half her brain had developed causing doctors to diagnosed Laila with cerebral palsy. After a four-month stay in the hospital, […]

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Princess Olivia’s Magical Adventure

May 20th, 2014

“Olivia’s dream came true” In the middle of 2009, Wish Kid Olivia spiked a fever of over 103 degrees. Olivia had always been a healthy child, so her parents became extremely concerned. At the doctor’s office, the 2-year-old underwent blood work, x-rays and a variety of tests that all came back inconclusive. It wasn’t until […]

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For this 4-year-old girl, it’s a world of hope after she beats cancer

September 12th, 2011

Emma was a princess for a day. She sat in her sparkly princess dress at the Bippity Boppity Boutique while Cinderella styled her hair and painted her nails. The royal treatment was in preparation for Cinderella’s Royal Dinner and Ball, where she would dance with Prince Charming. It wasn’t a fairytale. The 4-year-old, cancer survivor […]

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48,632 kids helped this last fiscal year through our many programs and services.

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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.