Tag: Once Upon A Party


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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Making Myli’s Wish Come True

July 21st, 2015

“She got to meet all her favorites from Frozen” Born eight weeks premature, Myli started suffering from seizures immediately and was flown to a nearby children’s hospital for her first two weeks of life. At her one-month follow-up appointment, her doctor noticed Myli’s legs were not functioning normally and were somewhat crossed. According to her […]

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Jasper’s Mickey Mouse Retreat

July 20th, 2015

“He was in theme-park paradise” Jasper was born with five heart defects because his heart developed on the right side of his body, pumped backwards, and had switched arteries. At 7 days old, he needed his first of three heart surgeries. Currently, Jasper visits his cardiologist every two weeks and the surgeon once a month […]

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Hannah Crego

Park Hopping Palooza

July 20th, 2015

“Hannah’s most treasured memory was experiencing Disney” It took nine years for doctors to officially diagnose Hannah with Cockayne syndrome, a rare neurodegenerative disorder characterized by growth failure, impaired development of the nervous system, abnormal sensitivity to sunlight, eye disorders and premature aging. There is no cure for this disease, and the prognosis is poor. […]

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Jayce Berryman

Yankees in Theme Park Paradise

July 7th, 2015

“It was a great experience that we are truly so thankful for” Three years ago, Jayce’s life was turned upside down when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Suddenly, the 5-year-old was faced with radically unstable blood sugar levels, daily injections, and insulin pumps. The life-threatening condition has taken an emotional toll on the […]

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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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48,632 kids helped this last fiscal year through our many programs and services.

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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.