Tag: theme park wish

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Wish granted for Illinois boy awaiting kidney transplant

February 18th, 2015

ROCK FALLS, Ill. (Feb. 18, 2015): For 5-year-old Colton Egan of Rock Falls, IL, traveling with a dialysis machine has become part of life. But the most recent situation where it needed to be dragged along was one that delivered some of Colton’s happiest memories. Children’s charity Kids Wish Network granted Colton’s wish for a […]

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Wish Granted for Military Family With Ill Child Before Father Deploys

January 26th, 2015

BLACKLICK, Ohio (Jan. 12, 2014): Children’s charity Kids Wish Network worked quickly to grant the wish of 3-year-old Hunter Miller to visit Disney World and SeaWorld before his father, a major in the Ohio National Guard, deployed for another year. For the Miller family, time together is extremely precious. Dewey Miller, Hunter’s father, was actively […]

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Gavin LOVES Legoland!

October 3rd, 2014

“Gavin had an amazing time” Wish Kid Gavin has struggled daily with multiple medical issues since his premature birth. In searching for answers, Gavin was diagnosed with intermittent exotropia, an eye condition that is common in children with cerebral palsy, just after his second birthday. Then, in August 2012, Gavin was diagnosed with ataxic dyskinetic […]

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Justin’s Tyrannosaural Trip

April 8th, 2014

“This was a trip Justin will always remember” In early 2010, Justin’s infant baby brother was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. This news prompted the entire family to get tested, and Justin tested positive. Cystic fibrosis is characterized by the production of abnormal mucus that […]

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I Met Lightning McQueen and Tow Mater!

August 1st, 2012

Name: Logan Age: 4 State: MN Logan is a playful 4-year-old who loves all sports, especially baseball and football. He also enjoys music and pretend playing on the guitar and keyboard. Logan’s favorite movie is Disney’s Cars and he also likes Spiderman and Star Trek. When Logan was 12 months old, Logan’s parents noticed that even […]

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My Wish was Wonderful!

July 13th, 2012

Name: Dimitri Age: 4 State: OK When he was only a few months old, Dimitri was taken to the hospital after developing a persistent cough and losing weight. After many tests, he was diagnosed with severe acid reflux, for which he needed immediate surgery on his esophagus. For about a year afterwards, Dimitri was fed through […]

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My Theme Park Wish was Awesome!

July 10th, 2012

Name: Paul Age: 15 State: IN At 3 months old, Paul was diagnosed with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease. This rare condition causes cysts to grow on the kidneys, which leads to liver and kidney failure. Paul is on a series of different medications to help with his condition; he is also currently on the transplant […]

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My Wish was Magical!

June 28th, 2012

Name: Timothy Age: 7 State: IL At birth, Timothy was diagnosed with Duane-radial ray syndrome. This condition affects the eyes and causes abnormalities in the bones of the hands and arms. People who suffer from this can also be affected by improper nerve development, gene mutations, heart and kidney defects and other issues; as Timothy […]

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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.