Tag: dollywood wish

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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I LOVED Dollywood!

September 2011

Name: Noah Age: 5 State: AL Early this year, Noah’s mother noticed that Noah’s lymph nodes were swollen. She took him to the doctor, who put him on antibiotics. These didn’t work and so Noah was sent to a specialist who performed various tests and found out that Noah was suffering from a cancer of […]

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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.