Tag: Pittsburgh

Kids Wish Network & Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Name October Hero of the Month

November 2015

“Crohn’s disease can lead to life-threatening complications” Brevin is a 14 year old boy who was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation of the lining of the digestive tract. This condition can lead to severe abdominal cramps, fever, fatigue, mouth sores, weight loss, and malnutrition. The inflammation often spreads deep […]

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Boone County teen meets Pittsburgh Steelers

January 2010

JULIAN – A teen with a life-threatening illness had her wish to meet the Pittsburgh Steelers granted through Kids Wish Network and the generosity of the Steelers. At 6-years-old, Cynthia Gay was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, an autoimmune disorder that affects the gastrointestinal tract. Because of this, she has endured multiple traumatic surgeries and dealt […]

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The Pittsburgh Steelers Serenade Cynthia

December 2009

As I returned to the office today, I thought about my great experience meeting with the most wonderful family over the past weekend. I met wish teen Cindy, her mom and sister in Pittsburgh, where her wish came true to meet the Pittsburgh Steelers. We all arrived at the Steelers practice field on Saturday and […]

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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.