Tag: Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Larkin Spencer 2- May

Zanesville 6-year-old honored as Hero of the Month

July 14th, 2015

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (July 14, 2015): Children’s charity Kids Wish Network is excited to honor Zanesville 6-year-old Larkin Spencer as a 2015 Hero of the Month. Larkin was nominated for the award for her bravery during a lengthy stay at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Kids Wish Network’s Hero of the Month program recognizes children between the ages […]

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Larkin Spencer 2- May

Larkin- Hero of the Month

July 10th, 2015

“Larkin kept a smile on her face even during the hardest days” After suffering from abdominal pain for three days, 6-year-old Larkin was admitted to Nationwide Children’s Hospital for dehydration. Shortly after, she was escorted to the OR where a central line was placed in her neck to begin apheresis, the separation and integration of […]

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Omar – Hero of the Month

January 26th, 2015

December 2014 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Omar has faced medical struggles since birth. The 5-year-old suffers from Hirschsprung’s disease, a congenital condition that affects the large intestine. In June 2014, Omar was admitted to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio to undergo multiple invasive procedures. He was discharged home, which is out of state, after a week […]

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Steven – Hero of the Month

August 11th, 2014

Steven first came to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in February where he endured multiple diagnostic procedures before being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease that causes long-lasting, painful symptoms.

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Lucas – Hero of the Month

March 21st, 2014

Lucas is a brave 16-year-old from Ohio who suffers from a history of ulcerative colitis. He previously underwent a total colectomy and ileostomy, which removed his colon completely and altered his small intestine to allow passage of waste.

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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.