Tag: leukemia

Wish Kid KoriRae Deserves Some California Dreamin’

Wish Kid KoriRae Deserves Some California Dreamin’

November 2016

When KoriRae was just an infant, her mom noticed that her daughter just didn’t seem to feel well. At first, the doctor thought KoriRae was anemic, but within 10 minutes of a blood test, the results showed much worse. KoriRae was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia, a cancer. At only eight months old, she began […]

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Wish Kid Leah Wants to Tell Minnie Mouse How Much She Means To Her

June 2016

Leah was born with a form of Down’s syndrome called Trisomy 21 which is caused when an extra copy of chromosome #21 is present in every cell in the body. In addition, Leah was also born without any platelets in her blood. At just 18 months old she was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) […]

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Wish Kid Gerardo

May 2016

Fatigue, a pale-yellow tinge to his skin and eyes, and bruising all over his body were cause for Gerardo’s parents to take him to the doctors. Various tests were conclusive of the diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia or ALL, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. Treatment has included three years of chemotherapy and […]

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Olivia’s Shocking Diagnosis

April 2016

“When they got the blood test results, the technician’s face said it all” After hitting all of her developmental milestones, Olivia’s mother was rather puzzled when her 19-month-old daughter refused to eat, didn’t want to walk and would fall asleep while playing. Thinking Olivia just wanted to be held, she would soon find out that […]

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Ayden’s Beach Adventures

January 2016

“It was a beach vacation specifically tailored to his tastes” Ayden experienced major blood loss during his emergency birth, sending him to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Because Ayden was showing signs of Down syndrome, doctors ran a diagnostic test and he tested positive for Trisomy 21, also known as Down syndrome. Ayden was finally […]

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Kids Wish Network Teen Meets New England Patriots’ Stephen Gostkowski

December 2015

BOSTON, Mass. Kids Wish Network partnered with Stephen Gostkowski of the New England Patriots to grant the wish of a teenage girl diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, a cancer of the bone marrow. Stephen Gostkowski, placekicker for the New England Patriots, was flattered that Wish Kid Leah wanted to meet him and he made room […]

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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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Female Stars Who Were Bullied

November 2015

“From Victims to A-List Celebrities: Beating the Bullying Culture” Bullying is an epidemic that many of our Wish Kids know all too well due to their life-threatening illnesses. Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center states that children facing life-altering medical situations or a life-threatening illness are two to three times more likely to be bullied. They […]

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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.