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Wish Kid Mya - Kids Wish Network

Wish Kid Mya

December 2016

Kids Wish Network is hard at work planning an incredible experience for Mya; 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 Laila

Wish Kid Laila

October 2016

Kids Wish Network is hard at work planning an incredible experience for Laila; 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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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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Wish Kid Alex - Kids Wish Network

Wish Kid Alex’s Lifelong Struggle with Noonan Syndrome

May 2016

A high white blood count at birth led to a diagnosis of Noonan syndrome for Alex. Noonan syndrome is a multi-system disorder often characterized by heart defects, bleeding problems, and failure to thrive. By the time he was 11 years old, Alex had already undergone three heart surgeries. Alex continues to see a cardiologist twice […]

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Wish kid Ethan - Kids Wish Network

Ethan’s Erratic Heartbeat

April 2016

“He felt like his heart was jumping out of his chest” Midway through his sixth grade year, whenever Ethan was playing a sport he would feel like his heart was “jumping out of his chest”. An initial trip to the cardiologist did not find anything of concern; however, Ethan’s symptoms continued and were now accompanied […]

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Wish Kid Ryan Was Diagnosed With Crohn’s at Just Two Years Old

January 2016

“What better wish for this tech wiz than a gaming computer” There is no cure for Crohn’s, the life threatening disease Ryan was diagnosed with at the young age of two years old. For now, there is a goal of symptom relief and to improve long-term prognosis by limiting complications. Ryan sees his doctor every […]

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Wish Kid Michael’s Get-away Fishing Trip to Florida

Wish Kid Michael’s Get-away Fishing Trip to Florida

December 2015

Michael was a high school baseball player when he was diagnosed with talengiectatic osteosarcoma, an extremely rare and aggressive type of bone cancer. Michael went through four cycles of chemotherapy. To salvage his limb, surgeons performed a 6 inch resection on Michael’s right femur. He was also diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, an abnormal heart muscle disease. […]

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A Curious Spirit’s Quest for Knowledge

October 2015

“The wish has not hit me yet, it was just such a wonderful experience” Angel was 15 years old when she began feeling tired all of the time, lost her appetite, developed sores in her mouth and noticed her hair was falling out. An allergist diagnosed Angel with Lupus Nephritis, which sent her down a […]

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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.