Tag: Cystic Fibrosis


After the Wish – Wish Kid Yasmin’s Perseverance Inspires An Entire Community

May 1st, 2015

“Yasmin has inspired not only her friends and family, but her strength, perseverance and fighting attitude has inspired an entire community of people” Maria (Yasmin) was only 18 months old when she was diagnosed with chronic lung disease and cystic fibrosis, resulting in frequent hospitalizations. At age 2, doctors discovered part of her right lung […]

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Dreams Do Come True

January 28th, 2015

Guest blog by Lisa, mother to Wish Kids Jacob and Kasey Excerpt from: Dreams do come true Feb. 5, 2013 For years, my two children have been dreaming about their wishes. Both our children have cystic fibrosis, a life-shortening genetic disease that primarily affects the lungs. Our children knew that people with serious medical conditions […]

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Where are they now? Wish Kid Emma…

December 5th, 2014

In April 2013, we granted Wish Kid Emma a once-in-a-lifetime experience to visit the set of CBS’s award-winning show NCIS.

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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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Adele’s Merry Mickey and Disney Christmas

September 4th, 2014

It was all so cool! When Wish Kid Adele was born, she seemed perfectly healthy. But when she was just 4 weeks old, she starting showing concerning symptoms. Adele was taken back to the hospital where she was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder that causes thick, sticky mucus to build up in the […]

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McKenzie’s One Direction Bedroom

July 22nd, 2014

“McKenzie loves her new room” Wish Kid McKenzie has struggled since birth with her health; she wasn’t able to keep food down and didn’t gain enough weight to sustain her body. At 3 months old, McKenzie was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, an inherited disease that mostly affects the lungs, pancreas, intestines and liver. This life-threatening […]

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Tropical wish granted by Kids Wish Network for Auburn-area Cystic Fibrosis Warrior

July 3rd, 2014

AUBURN, Wash.: If you just take a quick glance, Kylie Latta doesn’t look like she’s sick, but the 11-year-old has been dealing with a life-threatening illness since birth. With a shortened life expectancy, Kylie and her family know the value of a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, like the tropical wish recently granted for Kylie by Florida-based children’s […]

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DD’s Disney World Comes to Life

April 24th, 2014

“DD’s wish was such a memorable experience” DD, as he insists everyone call him, is an imaginative and energized child who has suffered from a life-threatening condition from birth. DD was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis as a newborn after his mom repeatedly admitted him to ER. She noticed that he wasn’t interested in food and […]

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Kids Wish Network is an international 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.