Tag: hockey

Lauren Santora

Norwalk Girl Gets Wish to Meet Hockey Idol

January 26th, 2015

NORWALK, Conn. (Jan. 9, 2015): Lauren Santora couldn’t believe her ears when Washington Capitals captain Alex Oveckin invited her to skate on the ice with him during her recent wish trip granted by Kids Wish Network. “Everything was really fun,” Lauren said. “I like Oveckin because he skates fast, plays hard, and makes things happen […]

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Nic and Patrick Kane-cropped

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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Tampa Bay Lightning v Washington Capitals

Lauren Joins the Washington Capitals

July 22nd, 2014

Meeting Alex Ovechkin was a dream come true for Lauren Lauren was 5 years old when she tested positive type 1 diabetes. The diagnosis came during a regular check-up but also just in the nick of time. Her blood sugar levels were extremely dangerous, so she was admitted to the hospital before she went into […]

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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.