Tag: HERO

Luis is Named a Hero by Kids Wish Network and Maimonides Medical Center

Luis is Named a Hero by Kids Wish Network and Maimonides Medical Center

October 2016

“EVEN AMID THE PAIN, HE WAS IN GOOD SPIRITS” Luis was only 6 years old and yet he had experienced something more traumatic than many of us will ever experience in our lifetime. While crossing the street with his father and younger brother, Luis was hit by a driver who recklessly drove through a red […]

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Olivia is Recognized as Kids Wish Network and University of Maryland Children’s Hospital Hero of the Month

Olivia is Recognized as Kids Wish Network and University of Maryland Children’s Hospital Hero of the Month

October 2016

“Olivia Never Complained Once” What started off as a fun afternoon jumping around on a trampoline turned into a thoroghly unexpected hospital stay for two nights for 9 year-old Olivia. She fell off the trampoline and broke her left arm, and because it was such a bad break, she required surgery at Maryland Children’s Hospital, […]

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Brook is Recognized as Kids Wish Network and Ministry St. Joseph’s Children Hospital Hero of the Month

Brook is Recognized as Kids Wish Network and Ministry St. Joseph’s Children Hospital Hero of the Month

October 2016

“NOT ONLY IS BROOK TOUGH AND VERY BRAVE, SHE IS ONE OF THE SWEETEST GIRLS WE HAVE EVER MET” Brook is one of the estimated 3% of Americans who have scoliosis. This condition creates an abnormal curve in the spine. If the spine is curved too much, surgery is required. Brook’s scoliosis was so severe […]

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Jacob is Recognized as Kids Wish Network and Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital Hero of the Month

Jacob is Recognized as Kids Wish Network and Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital Hero of the Month

September 2016

“He exhibited every quality that a hero should have: courage, strength, and bravery” These were the profound words stated by Jacob’s child life specialist, Carly Thompson, when she nominated Jacob as Kids Wish Network’s Hero of the Month in August stating that he was “the bravest, most stoic patient I have ever worked with”. Over […]

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Hero of the Month Zoe of Shriners Hospitals for Children – Twin Cities- Kids Wish Network

Zoe is Recognized as Kids Wish Network and Shriners Hospitals for Children – Twin Cities Hero of the Month

August 2016

“She didn’t ask ‘Why me?’ but kept moving forward” Zoe became a paraplegic at the young age of nine. Over the years, her spine began to curve, and it was determined that she would need spinal fusion surgery to correct the problems that come along with the curvature. Zoe’s child life specialist Aleida wanted to […]

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Hero of the Month Abby of Shriners Hospitals for Children – Greenville, SC- Kids Wish Network

Abby is Recognized as Kids Wish Network and Shriners Hospitals for Children – Greenville, SC Hero of the Month

August 2016

“A positive attitude is everything” Spinal surgery is often one of the most invasive and dangerous surgeries and may require an inpatient stay of three to four days. Abby faced spinal surgery for her scoliosis, a curvature of the spine, with such courage, she just had to be recognized as one of Kids Wish Network’s […]

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Dakota is Recognized as Kids Wish Network and Shriners Hospitals for Children – Twin Cities Hero of the Month

June 2016

“After his four day post-op stay, Dakota still faced up to eight weeks of physical therapy” Dakota was first treated for juvenile osteochondrosis of the hip and pelvis at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Twin Cities when he was 9 years old. Osteochondrosis is a self limiting developmental derangement of normal bone growth and may […]

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Kids Wish Network Represents Its Hero of the Month Program at 34th Annual Child Life Specialist Conference

June 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 2016): National children’s charity Kids Wish Network (KWN) once again was an exhibitor at the 2016 Child Life Specialists’ 34th Annual Conference on Professional Issues. The non-profit was there to educate more than 1,000 child life professionals and students from around the world about its Hero of the Month program. The innovative, […]

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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.