Tag: disney world wish


Shamel’s Dream Come True

March 17th, 2015

“Shamel got called up on stage” In 2007, Shamel began losing weight at a drastic rate. After multiple tests and suffering from extremely high fevers, Shamel was diagnosed with lupus, an autoimmune disorder that affects many parts of body and commonly shows symptoms of extreme fatigue, painful or swollen joints, unexplained fever, skin rashes, and […]

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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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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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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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Kids Wish Network grants magical wish for N.C. 4-year-old

September 25th, 2014

MARSHALL, N.C.: When Ashlyn DePoy’s 4th birthday rolled around, the little girl from Marshall had already received her ultimate wish. Ashlyn just returned from her magical wish trip granted by Kids Wish Network only a week prior and was still celebrating meeting her favorite Disney character. Kids Wish Network is a national, charitable organization dedicated […]

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Blake’s Epic Disney Experience

September 12th, 2014

“This could not have been a better wish for Blake!” In 2013, Wish Kid Blake started rapidly losing weight and couldn’t keep down food; he lost 20 pounds in a few short weeks. After being seen by his pediatrician, Blake was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and spent the next four days being treated with […]

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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.