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I Loved my Florida Wish!

October 2012

Name: Noah Age: 8 State: NC A few years ago, Noah was jumping rope when he fell and hit his head. He started vomiting and his parents took him to the doctor for a CT scan, which revealed a tumor on the frontal lobe of his brain. Noah was taken into surgery where surgeons discovered […]

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An Outstanding Guardian Angel

July 2012

Our “Guardian Angel” donors are all fantastic. It’s as simple as that. All of them care and they all want to help our kids in whatever ways they can. Sometimes, some of them really go above and beyond, and I’d like to tell you all about one of those instances. We just received a donation […]

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Boxes of Smiles

July 2012

We work extra hard here at Kids Wish Network to make each and every wish a special, once-in-a-lifetime experience for our wish kids, from start to finish and beyond. Our Wish Coordinators also take the time to get to know their wish kids – their likes, dislikes, and favorites – so they can create another […]

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Morris Loved his Wish!

March 2012

Name: Morris Age: 10 State: MI When he was just four years old, Morris was diagnosed with autism as well as having a severe cognitive delay. Now, at the age of ten, he is battling 13 different diagnoses. Two of the diagnoses are life-threatening illnesses known as myotonic dystrophy and myopathy. Myotonic dystrophy is a […]

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Wishes Get Bigger as Disney World Expands!

July 2010

Almost half of the kids who have their wishes granted through Kids Wish Network wish to visit the awesome theme parks here in sunny Florida. Whether they prefer the Walt Disney World Resort or the Universal Studios Resort, it doesn’t matter; they just have too much fun! Either way, at both awesome parks, the kids […]

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Markus Meets Superheroes!

June 2010

Name: Markus Age: 4 State: PA Markus was born with a large pigmented birthmark on his left leg, around his knee. This specific kind of birthmark is called a Giant Congenital Melanocytic Nevus and is a serious risk factor for developing skin cancer. Also, the cells that make up the birthmark can travel under the […]

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Janessa Met Tigger!

May 2010

Name: Janessa Age: 3 State: PA When she was only 18-months-old, Janessa was diagnosed with having Myelodysplastic Syndrome, which is a disorder of the bone marrow stem cells that leads to a greater reduction in the number of blood cells and progressive bone marrow failure. Approximately one-third of the people who suffer from this syndrome […]

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A Little Disney Magic Goes a Long Way

January 2010

Name: Shailynn Age: 9 State: OH Within the first year of her life, Shailynn was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. This is a chronic disease that causes mucus buildup to clog various organs including the lungs, pancreas, liver and intestines. The condition often leads to life-threatening lung infections and also interferes with food absorption. When she […]

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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.