Tag: dolphins

Virginia teen celebrates two-year “heartiversary” on cruise wish

February 2015

MIDDLETOWN, Va. (Feb. 27, 2015): Almost exactly two years ago, Chase Tasker was hooked up to multiple machines and lying in a hospital bed. In desperate need of a new heart, the Middletown, VA, boy never imagined he’d be celebrating his second heartiversary on a tropical cruise. But February 2015 is now filled with memories […]

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Abigail Swam with the Dolphins!

February 2013

“I really enjoyed swimming with the dolphins and seeing the coral reef, it was a tropical paradise!” In 2010, Abigail was diagnosed with intractable epilepsy. She suffers from seizures daily, even while sleeping. Due to her illnesses she has loss of vision in her left eye and has lost her ability to read. Abigail will […]

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An Inspiring Wish

August 2012

Wishes are extraordinary. I know, because I help grant them. My name is Rhonda, and I’m a Wish Coordinator here at Kids Wish Network. Every day I am amazed at the strength and courage of the kids for whom I grant wishes. They’re constantly in pain, in and out of hospitals, and their situations are […]

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A Miracle in the Water

August 2011

They said he would never be able to walk or talk again. They said he would never be able to feed himself or do anything on his own. They were wrong. After a horrific umbrella accident left Danny LaFace with a traumatic brain injury when he was just 11 years old, doctors said he would […]

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Family trip to Cape May a wish come true for teen cancer patient

August 2010

LOWER TOWNSHIP — Cancer survivor Peter “P.J.” Chwazik didn’t know exactly what to expect from his free five-day vacation in Cape May from the Kids Wish Network, but the bottlenose dolphins on the ferry ride over from Delaware were a nice touch. Chwazik, 19, of Arnold, Md., was a special guest in the wheelhouse of […]

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Nathan Loved his Splish Splash Wish!

January 2010

Name: Nathan Age: 6 State: CA In 2007, two days before his third birthday, Nathan was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a cancer of the white blood cells. Since that day, Nathan has had to endure chemotherapy treatments every day, infusions every month and a spinal tap every 3 months, which is an awful lot […]

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Alpena Girl Travels to Florida for Dolphin Swim

August 2009

Alpena, Mich. – A 7-year-old girl from Alpena had her wish granted to swim with dolphins thanks to the help of national charity Kids Wish Network. Before her first birthday, Mariah was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and epilepsy. She has seizures on a daily basis, and relies on a walker or a wheelchair for mobility. […]

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Small town America

August 2008

In trying to fulfill a wish for my wish kid, Dalton, in a small town in Illinois I called on an engineering firm. I told the lady that answered about Dalton and she promised she’d get back to me. This is a great story…..She called me back the next day-the firm could not afford a […]

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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.