Tag: Hydrocephalus

Wish Kid Zachary

September 2016

Kids Wish Network is hard at work planning an incredible experience for Zachary; make sure to stay up to date by checking back soon for all of the details of their once-in-a-lifetime wish!  

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Wish kid Clayton- Kids Wish Network

Wish Kid Clayton Could Be the Ironman’s Biggest Fan

May 2016

At one year old, Clayton could not do the same things a typical one year old could do. His poor balance caused many falls which resulted in face fractures and several teeth being knocked out. Following a visit to the hospital after his conditioned had worsened, Clayton was diagnosed with Hydrocephalus or buildup of spinal […]

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Ella is Named Kids Wish Network & Kids Unlimited Learning Academy – Fort Smith’s Hero of the Month

Ella is Named Kids Wish Network & Kids Unlimited Learning Academy – Fort Smith’s Hero of the Month

April 2016

“By age 3, she had already undergone 3 surgeries” Ella has had three surgeries in the three years since her birth. She was born with myelomeningocele, a severe form of open spina bifida. This defect caused her spinal cord and surrounding nerves to protrude through an opening in her spine, forming a visible sac on […]

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Male Stars Who Were Bullied

December 2015

“From Victims to A-List Celebrities: Beating the Bullying Culture Part 2” Bullying transcends demographic barriers, gender included. No one is immune, not even celebrities. Emotional or physical in nature, the pain that follows the abuse takes its toll on the victim. You can’t control what other kids do or say, but you can control how […]

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My First Wish Kid Meet & Greet

September 2015

“My First Wish Kid Meet & Greet” My name is Lauren, and it is my job to be the public face of Kids Wish Network and the voice of hope that we strive to share with the nation. Most mornings you’ll find me twirling the phone cord in my office while pitching a story to […]

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Style Icon on the Rise

August 2015

“Daniella was glowing from the whole experience” Daniella was born premature at only 33 weeks and was immediately diagnosed with cerebral palsy and hydrocephalus. She required immediate surgery to place shunts in her brain and stayed in the hospital for 8 weeks afterwards. As she got older, doctors realized that Daniella also has scoliosis. She […]

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Sun, Sand, & Spiderman: Liam’s Beach Vacation of a Lifetime

July 2015

“A wonderful trip filled with happy memories” Liam wanted to ride a boogie board over the ocean waves with his dad, build sand castles with his older brother, and look for shells along the shoreline with his mom on a tropical beach getaway, and that is exactly what Kids Wish Network gave him! The warm […]

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Wish kid Cainan with Dolly Parton

Cainan goes Country With the Incredible Dolly Parton

June 2015

Born at just 29 weeks, Cainan was diagnosed at birth with hydrocephalus, the build-up of too much cerebrospinal fluid in the brain. At 1 month old, Cainan suffered a stroke after surgery for the hydrocephalus. Then, at 1 year old, Cainan was diagnosed with another illness, cerebral palsy. Currently, Cainan is has physical therapy for […]

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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.