Tag: Crohn’s Disease

Sy Fy Face Off-Glenn Hetrick, Ve Neill, Carly Marshall, McKenzie Westmore, Neville Page, Travis Wall

Kids Wish Network Partners with the Hit Television Show Face Off for a Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience for California Wish Kid

November 2016

Holiday, FL. (November 2016): National children’s charity Kids Wish Network (KWN) recently partnered with Syfy channel’s hit TV show Face Off to grant a once in a lifetime experience for a 15 year-old California girl diagnosed with Crohn’s, a life threatening disease. Kids Wish Network, which began fulfilling wishes for sick children in 1997, sent […]

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Wish Kid Hailey Wants Her Very Own VIP Shopping Experience

July 2016

At just nine years old, Hailey started rapidly losing weight, but doctors assured her mother she was only going through a rapid growth spurt. Hailey went to several doctors, all with different opinions about what was causing her growth issues. After some time had gone by, and doctors still could not put their finger on […]

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Wish Kid Seth

June 2016

Kids Wish Network is hard at work planning an incredible experience for Seth; make sure to stay up to date by checking back soon for all of the details of their once-in-a-lifetime wish!  

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Wish kid Nicholas - Kids Wish Network

Wish Kid Nicholas Loves Basketball in the Hoosier State

June 2016

When Nicholas complained about severe stomach pain while eating and his parents saw he wasn’t growing as he should, they decided to take him to a pediatrician. His doctor noticed that Nicholas had not grown in height for a full year and ordered diagnostic tests. Through the tests, it was discovered that Nicholas had Crohn’s […]

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Kristian on his VIP Shopping Experience

An Asus Gaming Laptop for Wish Kid and Computer Genius Kristian

April 2016

After experiencing relentless abdominal pain, Kristian was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory disease of the intestines that may lead to life-threatening complications of the digestive system. As a result, it is difficult for Kristian’s body to absorb enough nutrients to keep him well nourished. He must supplement his diet with nutritional meal replacement shakes […]

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Wish Kid Ryan Was Diagnosed With Crohn’s at Just Two Years Old

January 2016

“What better wish for this tech wiz than a gaming computer” There is no cure for Crohn’s, the life threatening disease Ryan was diagnosed with at the young age of two years old. For now, there is a goal of symptom relief and to improve long-term prognosis by limiting complications. Ryan sees his doctor every […]

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Kids Wish Network & Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Name October Hero of the Month

November 2015

“Crohn’s disease can lead to life-threatening complications” Brevin is a 14 year old boy who was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation of the lining of the digestive tract. This condition can lead to severe abdominal cramps, fever, fatigue, mouth sores, weight loss, and malnutrition. The inflammation often spreads deep […]

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Upping his golf game: Joe’s private lessons from Hank Haney

June 2014

The trip was unforgettable for Joe In the spring of 2013, Joe started to experience severe abdominal pain that increased throughout the summer. In October, he was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory bowel disease that leads to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea and malnutrition. The painful and debilitating disease resulted in life-threatening complications for Joe, […]

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