Tag: Sickle Cell Anemia

Wish Kid Laila

Wish Kid Laila

October 2016

Kids Wish Network is hard at work planning an incredible experience for Laila; make sure to stay up to date by checking back soon for all of the details of their once-in-a-lifetime wish!  

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Wish Kid Jaiquan - Kids Wish Network

Wish Kid Jaiquan

September 2016

Kids Wish Network is hard at work planning an incredible experience for Jaiquan; make sure to stay up to date by checking back soon for all of the details of their once-in-a-lifetime wish!  

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Female Stars Who Were Bullied

November 2015

“From Victims to A-List Celebrities: Beating the Bullying Culture” Bullying is an epidemic that many of our Wish Kids know all too well due to their life-threatening illnesses. Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center states that children facing life-altering medical situations or a life-threatening illness are two to three times more likely to be bullied. They […]

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Spectacular Sibling Shopping Spree

April 2015

“The kids got everything they wanted” Wish Kids Jermyriya, Jerziyah and Jaylen were all diagnosed shortly after birth with sickle cell anemia, an inherited disorder that causes the red blood cells to become crescent shaped. The disease prevents blood from flowing easily throughout the body and can cause severe life-threatening complications. All three siblings suffer […]

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Ja’Von’s grand visit to the Grand Canyon

April 2015

“Ja’Von experiences pain every day” Diagnosed after birth with sickle cell anemia, experiencing daily pain is just one symptom that Wish Kid Ja’Von battles. His life-threatening condition causes the blood cells to become crescent shaped, which can then slow or block blood flow and oxygen throughout the body. The hereditary blood disorder can lead to […]

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Alexis’s Dream Come True

November 2014

“The wish captured what Alexis really likes” Alexis was diagnosed before birth with sickle cell anemia, a blood disorder that causes red blood cells to take on a crescent shape and block blood flow. This can cause pain, organ damage, and increased risk of infection. Alexis was constantly in and out of hospitals as a […]

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A Girl’s Dream: Celebrity Shopping Spree

July 2014

“Jamie was the star of Valdosta” In 2002, Wish Kid Jamie started experiencing flu-like symptoms and felt sick all the time. After many tests were conducted, she was diagnosed with sickle-cell anemia, a condition in which her blood has a lower than normal number of red blood cells. Sickle cell anemia is an inherited disorder […]

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Jovan’s Wish-Come-True

April 2012

Name: Jovan Age: 15 State: DC Jovan was born with a blood disorder called sickle cell anemia that causes irregularly shaped red blood cells to form. This decreases the amount of oxygen that is delivered to the body’s tissues and causes an interruption in healthy blood flow. Both of these effects create chronic pain crises […]

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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.