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Kids Wish Network Partners with World Cup Champion and Guardian Angel Christen Press

December 3rd, 2015

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. Kids Wish Network partnered with World Cup champion, Chicago Red Stars player, and United States women’s national soccer team member, Christen Press, to reveal the wish the children’s charity was granting for a 6-year-old with adrenal hyperplasia. Wish Kid Caitlyn loves to play soccer and dreams of becoming a professional soccer player […]

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Cheyenne’s Home Run New York Getaway

September 11th, 2015

“It gave her hope for the future and brought her so much joy” An incident on the softball field that landed Cheyenne in the hospital resulted in a far worse discovery. Cheyenne was diagnosed with Papillary Thyroid Cancer. She underwent surgery to remove the two centimeter tumor, her thyroid, and some lymph nodes. However, a […]

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Wish Trip Granted to San Francisco Includes Meeting the 49ers

August 28th, 2015

Holiday, FL (August 28, 2015):: John Phillips has always been a very active kid and athlete. And, as a Californian, he loves the San Francisco 49ers. Kids Wish Network was pleased to be able to send John and his family to a pre-season practice session where he was able to meet some of the players […]

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Chris Pratt meets Kids Wish Network Wish Kid at Jurassic World premiere

June 12th, 2015

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (June 12, 2015): The general public will be sitting on the edge of their seats as “Jurassic World” premieres today, but one special kid was already treated to a celeb-filled viewing of the flick. Wisconsin teen Dagen Lusis was invited to the Hollywood premiere on Tuesday where he met star Chris Pratt as […]

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The Man Behind Anna’s Inspiration: Her Wish to Meet Darius Rucker

January 26th, 2015

“Anna and Darius talked like next door neighbors” Early in 2014, Anna suddenly began experiencing severe muscle weakness that affected only one side of her body and lost the ability to speak normally. Doctors performed a CAT scan and discovered “patches” of gray shadows in Anna’s brain. Days later, the teen was diagnosed with moyamoya […]

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Jason Aldean Wish

Kids Wish Network and Jason Aldean grant wish for Georgia teen with life-threatening illness

June 20th, 2014

CANTON, Ga.: Elijah Cook from Canton, G.A., can totally relate to his country idol, Jason Aldean. The two both know all the words to Aldean’s songs, love the Georgia Bulldogs, and now, have both had the red-carpet treatment. During Elijah’s recent wish trip, granted by children’s charity Kids Wish Network, the 13-year-old was treated just […]

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Emily sees “20/20” with Justin Timberlake

January 6th, 2014

“Meeting JT was truly a dream come true for Emily” In 2010, Emily began suffering from heart palpitations. Doctors conducted an echocardiogram and stress test on the 8th grade student; the results were devastating, Emily couldn’t walk for more than two minutes without stressing her heart. An angiogram confirmed she had congenital heart disease and […]

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Rene Met Derrick Rose and Sat Courtside at a Chicago Bulls Game!

November 22nd, 2013

“I can’t believe I got to meet Derrick Rose and sit courtside at the game.” In February of 2013, Rene went to what was supposed to be a routine doctor’s appointment. The visit changed dramatically when physicians discovered a cancerous tumor. The teen immediately began chemotherapy but after months of treatment and no response, doctor’s […]

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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.