Tag: heart defect

Joseph Tiger Diamante

On the Record with Tiger

May 7th, 2015

“He is a boy with transposition of the great arteries who dreams of producing music” Shortly after Tiger’s birth, doctors discovered his two main arteries were reversed and diagnosed him with transposition of the great arteries (TGA). This is a rare heart defect that changes the way blood circulates through the body and leaves a […]

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Iowa teen gets wish to meet Chicago Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane

March 20th, 2015

URBANDALE, Iowa (March 20, 2015): Nicolas Perisho couldn’t wipe the smile off his face; his dream to meet Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks was coming true thanks to Kids Wish Network. “We’re so blessed that Nic was able to come here, meet his favorite player and see his favorite team,” recalls his dad Glenn […]

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Iowa 6-year-old honored as Hero of the Month

January 29th, 2015

LAKE MILLS, Iowa (Jan. 29, 2015): Children’s charity Kids Wish Network, along with Mercy Children’s Hospital in Des Moines, is excited to honor Lake Mills 6-year-old Natalie Barker as a Hero of the Month. Natalie was nominated for the award for her continued strength and bravery throughout many medical struggles. Kids Wish Network’s Hero of […]

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Nic soars with Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks

December 4th, 2014

“Nic’s wish was unreal” Nicolas, who prefers to be called Nic, has dealt with a life-threatening heart defect since birth. Diagnosed with a bicuspid neo-aortic valve, Nic had his first heart surgery at just 5 days old. The procedure healed his heart for years, until 2014. Nic started to feel tired and could no longer […]

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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.