Tag: hawaii wish

Kids Wish Network grants wish to meet “Dog the Bounty Hunter”

September 2014

ARLINGTON, Va.: Even though her smile was hidden behind a necessary respiratory mask, you could still see the sparkle in Maria Canales’s eyes as she meet her idol, Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman for the first time. The 12-year-old from Virginia was able to meet Mr. and Mrs. Chapman on her wish trip granted […]

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Serissa’s Tropical Paradise

July 2014

“Serissa loved the Dole plantation” In 2012, Serissa’s mom became concerned with her unusual tiredness and weight loss. The doctor ran blood tests, and Serissa was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Her blood sugar levels were so high that she was in diabetic ketoacidosis, a life-threatening complication of diabetes. Serissa was immediately hospitalized and spent […]

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Tropical wish granted by Kids Wish Network for Auburn-area Cystic Fibrosis Warrior

July 2014

AUBURN, Wash.: If you just take a quick glance, Kylie Latta doesn’t look like she’s sick, but the 11-year-old has been dealing with a life-threatening illness since birth. With a shortened life expectancy, Kylie and her family know the value of a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, like the tropical wish recently granted for Kylie by Florida-based children’s […]

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Kids Wish Network grants “Aloha” wish for Iowa teen

March 2014

SIOUX CITY, Iowa: The past year for Sioux City teen Haylee Parsons has been traumatic. Struck in February with a life-threatening illness, the outgoing young lady never let her struggles damper her passion to experience different cultures. And thanks to Kids Wish Network, a Florida-based children’s charity, Haylee recently got to absorb the unique culture […]

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Guest Blog: Wish kid Ashley Owen

March 2014

Ashley was granted a wish to visit Hawaii in Sept. 2013. She suffers from Neonatal Onset Multisystem Inflammatory disease (NOMID). The disorder causes persistent inflammation and tissue damage primarily affecting the nervous system, skin, and joints, along with headaches, seizures and vomiting as a result of chronic meningitis. Ashley must take daily shots to prevent […]

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Kylie’s Island Paradise

December 2013

“As much fun as Kylie had, it’s hard to forget how much CF stinks” Kylie was diagnosed at birth with cystic fibrosis and has struggled to stay out of the hospital ever since. Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening, genetic disease that causes the body to product mucus that’s extremely thick and sticky; it mainly affects […]

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Maria “catches” Dog the Bounty Hunter

November 2013

“Dog has totally inspired Maria to keep going through her fight” When Maria was born, she began suffering from respiratory issues immediately. Initially diagnosed and treated for asthma, it soon became clear that the tiny child was suffering from something much more devastating. Maria was diagnosed with chronic lung disease and cystic fibrosis when she […]

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Haylee went on a Hawaiian Vacation!

June 2013

“Everything was better than we could have ever imagined!” In February of 2013, 17-year-old Haylee went in for a routine dental procedure to remove her wisdom teeth. The next day it was clear she wasn’t recovering as planned; her face was extremely swollen, she was having difficulty breathing and began losing consciousness. The teen was […]

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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.