Tag: family

Kids Wish Network sends child, family to Florida

November 15th, 2010

MANITOWOC — Joey Schultz, a Manitowoc boy who has hydrocephalus, had his wish to visit Florida theme parks granted through the national children’s charity Kids Wish Network and other sponsors. The fifth-grader made the trip with family members on Sept. 30. The vacation included tickets to Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. “It was a […]

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Findlay girl awarded Florida trip by charity

March 16th, 2010

Brianna Bean, 7, of Findlay, recently visited Disney’s Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios with a trip made possible by national children’s charity Kids Wish Network. Brianna suffers from congenital heart disease. She was diagnosed with this life-threatening condition the day she was born. She has had numerous surgeries, her first when she was just 1 […]

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Wish comes true for little boy thanks to Kids Wish Network

March 9th, 2010

Keagan is an intelligent 4-year-old boy who was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy before his first birthday. He has severe quadriplegia and is unable to walk, hold his head up, or use his arms or legs. Keagan relies on assistance for the simplest tasks, including bathing and feeding himself. He has serious muscles spasms in his […]

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Sick Downey boy honored for courage

February 12th, 2010

DOWNEY – A young boy who is recovering from a rare and painful illness has been awarded the Hero of the Month award through national charity Kids Wish Network and participating facility Kaiser Permanente in Bellflower. Miguel Cabrera is a 6-year-old boy from Downey who was admitted to Kaiser Permanente with red, bloody blisters covering […]

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Groups come together to grant Montgomery teen’s wish

February 12th, 2010

Jeffretta Splunge was diagnosed at age 8 with a rare form of kidney disease, but that didn’t stop her from dreaming of the chance to see a movie star. Although she didn’t see one in person, Jeffretta, now a Jefferson Davis High School junior, did get to see where the stars live when she and […]

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Local boy receives wish

February 11th, 2010

One local boy’s wish came true last week  thanks to the Kids Wish Network. Bobby Keith Bastian, 11 of Wiley, received a new laptop and a year’s worth of internet service from CenturyLink. In the summer of 2009, Bastian was diagnosed with having Hereditary Spherocytosis, which is a disorder of the red blood cells. The […]

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Surveys, surveys, surveys!

February 9th, 2010

Over the course of an average week, I recieve about 30 various surveys. When I get them, I have to sort them and put their information on the correct reports. As of right now, the surveys I get cover wishes, gift banks, Hero families and Hero nominators. The wish families tell me how their wishes […]

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A simple wish

January 27th, 2010

A four-year-old Alpena girl had her wish come true earlier this month with the help of Kids Wish Network, a national charity that grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses. On Jan. 17, Marissa Powell returned from a five-day trip to Disney World with her mother, Karmen, grandmother, Nyla Huggler, and six-month-old sister, Hailey. When […]

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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.