Tag: illness

Blake’s Miami Marlins Wish VIDEO!

September 6th, 2012

Our wish kid, Blake, just had his wish granted to meet the Miami Marlins. He got to enjoy all sorts of VIP treatment, from the limousine ride to Marlins Park to the tour of the clubhouse, to the special one-on-one time with his favorite players, shortstop Jose Reyes and pitcher Josh Johnson. To top it […]

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An Inspiring Wish

August 10th, 2012

Wishes are extraordinary. I know, because I help grant them. My name is Rhonda, and I’m a Wish Coordinator here at Kids Wish Network. Every day I am amazed at the strength and courage of the kids for whom I grant wishes. They’re constantly in pain, in and out of hospitals, and their situations are […]

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Our Guardian Angels are the Best!

August 6th, 2012

We recently posted the wish story for a young girl named Sarah from Ohio. She suffers from spina bifida, hydrocephalus and a brain stem malformation called Chiari malformation; her dream is to stay at the Wilderness at the Smokies resort in Tennessee. In working to grant this wish, we reached out to her community to […]

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“Cake Boss” wish raises the bar!

July 10th, 2012

All wishes go well, but some go really, really well, just like one we just granted for Gene from Kentucky. His wish was to meet Buddy Valastro, the famed “Cake Boss” from the TLC TV show, and all I can say about that wish is “Wow!” I know I’ve mentioned it before, but part of […]

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

June 6th, 2011

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is an illness that affects the nerve cells in the brain that help control voluntary muscle movement. Over time, the nerve cells begin to break down and are unable to send messages to the muscles of the body, slowly robbing a person of their ability to […]

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Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

June 6th, 2011

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, also known as ALL, is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. ALL affects immature blood cells and spreads rapidly attacking the body’s white blood cells. While adults can be diagnosed with ALL, it is most commonly found in children. Although no cancer is predictable, ALL is the most common type […]

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Cystic Fibrosis

May 7th, 2010

Cystic Fibrosis is a life-threatening, inherited medical condition that is caused by abnormal cells that produce sweat, mucus and digestive juices. In normal cells, these liquids are thin and slippery, but patients with Cystic Fibrosis have thick, sticky secretions that clog air passages in the lungs, pancreas and other organs. Cystic Fibrosis primarily affects Caucasians […]

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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.