Tag: Spina Bifida

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Wish Kid ChengHai

April 29th, 2016

Kids Wish Network is hard at work planning an incredible experience for ChengHai; 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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Ella is Named Kids Wish Network & Kids Unlimited Learning Academy – Fort Smith’s Hero of the Month

Ella is Named Kids Wish Network & Kids Unlimited Learning Academy – Fort Smith’s Hero of the Month

April 6th, 2016

“By age 3, she had already undergone 3 surgeries” Ella has had three surgeries in the three years since her birth. She was born with myelomeningocele, a severe form of open spina bifida. This defect caused her spinal cord and surrounding nerves to protrude through an opening in her spine, forming a visible sac on […]

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Jenna Riley

Jenna’s Journey with Kabuki syndrome

March 18th, 2016

“This extremely rare disorder only affects 1 in 32,000 newborns” Health concerns plagued Jenna’s life from the very beginning. Tests revealed that there was an excessive amount of amniotic fluid (polyhydramnios) surrounding her in the womb, a condition known to cause premature birth. Doctors also discovered that Jenna’s left kidney was not forming correctly. She […]

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Male Stars Who Were Bullied

December 9th, 2015

“From Victims to A-List Celebrities: Beating the Bullying Culture Part 2” Bullying transcends demographic barriers, gender included. No one is immune, not even celebrities. Emotional or physical in nature, the pain that follows the abuse takes its toll on the victim. You can’t control what other kids do or say, but you can control how […]

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Female Stars Who Were Bullied

November 20th, 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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Seattle Seahawks Brighten the Spirits of a Boy with Spina Bifida

September 11th, 2015

“Joseph’s resilience was mirrored by the Seattle Seahawks Win” Joseph was diagnosed at birth with spina bifida, a birth defect that involves the incomplete development of the spinal cord or its coverings. He was rushed into emergency surgery to close a hole in his back and to have a shunt placed in his brain to […]

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Wish Kid Keri Share’s the Latest Chapter In Her Life Story

April 13th, 2015

“My wish was a great escape from the stresses of being sick” Where are they now? We want to know! That’s why KWN continues to be a part of the lives of our Wish Kids, long after the actual wish. Recently, we reached out to Keri, who received a wish from Kids Wish Network in […]

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Beltsville teen granted wish to meet Washington Wizards

April 2nd, 2015

BELTSVILLE, Md. (April 2, 2015): Surrounded by cameras, cheerleaders, and adoring fans, 13-year-old Elijah Taylor recently became an honorary member of the Washington Wizards on his wish trip granted by Kids Wish Network. “Elijah doesn’t get to go out and do things like other kids, so this has been really special for him,” said his […]

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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.