Tag: Miami Marlins

Brush with Fame

September 19th, 2012

Forest Lake resident Blake Brunner, 17, recently met Miami Marlins players Jose Reyes and Josh Johnson thanks to an all-expense-paid trip through Holiday, Fla.-based nonprofit Kids Wish Network. Brunner was born with a condition called dilated cardiomyopathy which both enlarged and weakened his heart. Surgeons implanted a left ventricular assist device that helps pump his […]

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Kids Wish Network and Miami Marlins Grant Special Wish for Minnesota Teen with Enlarged Heart

September 7th, 2012

MIAMI, Fla. – International children’s charity Kids Wish Network announced today that Minnesota teen Blake Brunner’s dream of meeting the Miami Marlins has come true. Thanks to the Miami Marlins and generous sponsors, Blake traveled to Marlins Park for a VIP tour and to hang out with two of his favorite players, Jose Reyes and […]

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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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Reyes, JJ pitch in for Kids Wish Network

August 30th, 2012

MIAMI — Jose Reyes and Josh Johnson helped make a teenager’s wish become a reality Wednesday. Thanks to the Kids Wish Network, the two Marlins stars played host to Blake Brunner, a 17-year-old Minnesota native who was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy, a condition that makes it difficult for the heart to efficiently pump blood. Brunner’s […]

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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.