Tag: Disney Wish

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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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Wish granted for Illinois boy awaiting kidney transplant

February 18th, 2015

ROCK FALLS, Ill. (Feb. 18, 2015): For 5-year-old Colton Egan of Rock Falls, IL, traveling with a dialysis machine has become part of life. But the most recent situation where it needed to be dragged along was one that delivered some of Colton’s happiest memories. Children’s charity Kids Wish Network granted Colton’s wish for a […]

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Lianna with Cinderella

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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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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Claudia and SpongeBob

Magical Wish Trip for a Miraculous Wish Kid

December 16th, 2014

“Claudia was so excited to meet Mr. SquarePants” Wish Kid Claudia’s medical journey is nothing but miraculous. At just 4 months old, Claudia fell into cardiac arrest and was diagnosed with severe dilated cardiomyopathy. With just days to live, a surgeon performed an experimental surgery that gave her enough time to await a heart transplant. […]

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Gavin LOVES Legoland!

October 3rd, 2014

“Gavin had an amazing time” Wish Kid Gavin has struggled daily with multiple medical issues since his premature birth. In searching for answers, Gavin was diagnosed with intermittent exotropia, an eye condition that is common in children with cerebral palsy, just after his second birthday. Then, in August 2012, Gavin was diagnosed with ataxic dyskinetic […]

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Lianna with Cinderella

Princess Lianna meets Princess Cinderella

September 26th, 2014

This was truly magical for Lianna In 2011, Lianna suffered her first seizure that lasted a full five minutes. After a specialty doctor performed multiple tests, Lianna was diagnosed with epilepsy, a life-threatening brain disorder characterized by recurrent seizures. She was started on medication to treat her condition but still suffered from dangerously long seizures. […]

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Wish granted by Kids Wish Network for 5-year-old with COPD

August 21st, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas: Mattingly Garcia, who just celebrated her 5th birthday this month, is a rarity in the medical world. The Arlington, TX, child suffers from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD for short, and is one of the youngest diagnosed cases in the world. Mattingly and her family live with this daily struggle, but fortunately, they […]

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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.