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Where Are They Now?

September 7th, 2016

One of the things Kids Wish Network prides itself on is that we try to stay in touch with our Wish Kids, long after their wish is over. These ongoing relationships are one of the things that set Kids Wish apart from other wish granting organizations. Our Wish Kids hold a special place in our […]

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June 10th, 2015

“Three years later, he still talks about it” Kyle was a freshman in high school when he was given a chance to be “Pilot for a Day” at an Air Force Base in Arizona. Kids Wish Network granted the wish for 14 year-old Kyle in 2012. “Three years later, he still talks about it,” said […]

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Wish Kid Kira Takes A Stand Against Bullying

May 13th, 2015

Our Wish Kid, Kira, is a perfect example of how kids dealing with life-threatening illnesses are often bullied Kira has Cystic Fibrosis, an illness that causes difficulty breathing, frequent coughing and lung infections that requires daily treatments and sometimes hospitalization For Kira, the bullying started in elementary school; her classmates were jealous when she came […]

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Eight-Year-Old Cooper Fills the Shoes of a HERO Through His “Fill the Wagon” Initiative

May 12th, 2015

Cooper was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 9 months old. The condition resulted in complete paralysis on his right side, known as hemiplegia. Now 8 years old, Cooper has undergone medical procedures while under anesthesia to help improve his condition and had several rounds of Botox for spasticity in both his right arm and right […]

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After the Wish – Wish Kid Yasmin’s Perseverance Inspires An Entire Community

May 1st, 2015

“Yasmin has inspired not only her friends and family, but her strength, perseverance and fighting attitude has inspired an entire community of people” Maria (Yasmin) was only 18 months old when she was diagnosed with chronic lung disease and cystic fibrosis, resulting in frequent hospitalizations. At age 2, doctors discovered part of her right lung […]

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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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“Where are they now”: Hero of the Month

October 2nd, 2014

In late 2013, 12-year-old Jessica was diagnosed with an atrial septal defect and was informed that she needed open heart surgery. Doctors went in and repaired a valve in her heart, which, unfortunately, lead to more complications. The attempted surgery resulted in a complete heart block, and Jessica now needed a pacemaker. Jessica was nominated […]

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Guest Blog: Wish kid Ashley Owen

March 4th, 2014

Ashley was granted a wish to visit Hawaii in Sept. 2013. She suffers from Neonatal Onset Multisystem Inflammatory disease (NOMID). The disorder causes persistent inflammation and tissue damage primarily affecting the nervous system, skin, and joints, along with headaches, seizures and vomiting as a result of chronic meningitis. Ashley must take daily shots to prevent […]

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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.