Tag: collapsed lung

Bailey – Hero of the Month

October 2015

“Both lungs filled with blood and her femur was broken in half” Bailey was the passenger on the back of a motorcycle when it was broadsided by a car. She was wearing her helmet, but it could not protect the rest of her body from traumatic injury. Bailey spent 11 days in the University of […]

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Thomas- Hero of the Month

June 2015

“Thomas had two incidents of a collapsed lung only a month apart” Thomas is a personable and respectful 16-year-old who recently endured two extremely painful medical issues. The teen was admitted to Swedish Medical Center for a spontaneous pneumothorax, collapsed lung, which required hospitalization in the PICU for multiple days. Doctors placed a chest tube […]

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Wish Granted for Spanaway Girl with Rare Illness

December 2014

SPANAWAY, Wash. (Dec. 18, 2014): Emmalee Spalinger just had her dream come true. Thanks to children’s charity Kids Wish Network and generous sponsors, the 10-year-old was able to visit Disneyland and Universal Studios in California on her all-inclusive wish trip. “It was wonderful to see Emmalee be a kid and forget about everything but the […]

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Local teen honored as Hero of the Month

December 2014

NEWTON, Iowa (December 18, 2014): Together with Mercy Hospital, children’s charity Kids Wish Network is excited to honor Iowa teen Austin Stoulil as a 2014 Hero of the Month. Austin was nominated for the award for his bravery during a recent stay at the Des Moines facility. Kids Wish Network’s Hero of the Month program […]

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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.