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Kids Wish Network Wish Kid meets Dolly Parton on Dollywood wish

May 2014

HEDGESVILLE, W.V.: When Austin Collis of Hedgesville, W.V., heard about the new Dollywood rollercoaster, the Firechaser Express, he set his sights on experiencing the thrill for himself. And thanks to Florida-based children’s charity Kids Wish Network, Austin not only got to conquer the ride, but he also got to spend quality time with Dolly Parton […]

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Spending time with Dolly Parton: Austin’s Dollywood wish

October 2013

“Austin was so excited to meet Dolly in person.” Austin is an exceptional 11-year-old who has a fierce sense of adventure despite his life-threatening condition. Diagnosed at birth with cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system, Austin suffers through four sets of treatments every day. Cystic fibrosis causes mucus […]

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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.