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Illeona’s Visit to Orlando

February 22nd, 2016

“A welcome break from her regular life indoors” Illeonna was just four years old when she had her first seizure. The tiny tot spent a week in the hospital following the episode that would change the course of her life. Results from an MRI and EEG showed that Illeona had abnormal cerebral activity in the […]

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Wish Kid Alexis Has Been Troubled With Rett Syndrome Since Infancy

February 12th, 2016

“But her wish trip to Disney gave her the time of her life” As an infant, Alexis was not meeting her physical and development milestones. She was initially diagnosed as being mentally and globally delayed and then later with autism. It was a neurologist, though, that gave Alexis an all encompassing diagnosis. Genetic testing showed […]

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A Toddler’s Dangerously Starved Cells

February 8th, 2016

“Gracie did not want to leave Florida” At three years old, little Gracie had already been potty trained. When she began regressing, her mom thought she might have a simple bladder infection so she took her to the pediatrician. Gracie’s labs showed that her blood sugar levels were alarmingly high at 500; shocking news considering […]

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Wish Kid Alexander’s Magical Adventure

December 31st, 2015

“He met all his favorite characters and more” Alexander was born with a birthmark about the size of an inch on his hip, and it seemed to cause him discomfort. He was finally diagnosed with a vascular malformation, characterized by painful abnormal clusters of blood vessels that occur during fetal development. He was referred to […]

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Jaylen’s Disneyworld Adventure

December 10th, 2015

“He can’t wait to go back!” At 2 months old, Jaylen’s mom Katherine noticed something odd about her baby boy. Whenever she called his name, Jaylen’s eyes would search for the source, but never landed on her. A doctor informed Katherine that her son had loose muscles behind his eyes. An MRI showed that in […]

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Frozen Fun for Brooklyn

June 26th, 2015

“Her favorite was when she met the ‘Frozen’ sisters” Adrenal Insufficiency or Addisons disease is a rare hormone disorder that affects about one in 100,000 people, and 12-year-old Brooklyn is one of them. The lack of cortisol in Brooklyn’s body requires her to take medication for her thyroid and for hormone growth. Having exactly the […]

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Mickey, LEGOS, and even a Hulk Cake!

April 28th, 2015

“The highlight of his day was meeting the cast of Cars” It was a traumatic first week of life for now 5-year-old Oregon native Tristan who was diagnosed with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia after rapid weight loss in infancy. “He was jaundiced and kept vomiting. I knew something wasn’t quite right. I knew the difference between […]

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A Boy with Cerebral Palsy is the Pixar Prince

March 26th, 2015

“Riley loved every Toy Story ride” At 6 weeks old, doctors discovered a subarachnoid cyst that took up three-quarters of Riley’s brain. Doctors immediately performed surgery and implanted a shunt to relieve some of the pressure. Unfortunately, the shunt failed and Riley needed another surgery to replace it. When Riley was 18 months old, doctors […]

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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.