Tag: Waiting for Wishes


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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Teen with severe epilepsy reaches milestone, graduates high school and celebrates on wish trip

June 24th, 2015

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 24, 2015): For 17-year-old Graison Greenway, graduating high school was a big achievement. Plagued with severe epilepsy since age 3, Graison once suffered from hundreds of seizures a day. But with a lot of hard work, Graison was able to graduate on time and celebrate this milestone with a magical wish […]

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Kids Wish Network grants magical wish for N.C. 4-year-old

September 25th, 2014

MARSHALL, N.C.: When Ashlyn DePoy’s 4th birthday rolled around, the little girl from Marshall had already received her ultimate wish. Ashlyn just returned from her magical wish trip granted by Kids Wish Network only a week prior and was still celebrating meeting her favorite Disney character. Kids Wish Network is a national, charitable organization dedicated […]

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#CF Warrior Guest blog by Kira Taylor (Wish Kid)

May 2nd, 2014

Kira was granted a shopping spree wish from Kids Wish Network in 2009. Here’s an update on what she’s doing now! Kira: Ever since my wish was granted, I have been very positive, outgoing and extra helpful. I tell myself everyday that I can achieve my dreams no matter what happens even though I have […]

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Becoming part of Gwen’s family: Cassi’s first Wish Kid

April 18th, 2014

Hi! My name is Cassi, and I started working as a Wish Coordinator at Kids Wish Network a few months ago after working in the school system for several years. Working at KWN has given me an even bigger opportunity to put smiles on kids’ faces. Just this past week I was able to put […]

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Kids Wish Network grants Disney wish for 3-year-old cancer survivor

March 21st, 2014

SHERWOOD, Ore.: Madelyn Stamets, or Maddie as she prefers to be called, has already faced one life-threatening issue. At just 3 years old, the bubbly and energetic little girl is a cancer survivor. In celebration of her triumph and persevering personality, Kids Wish Network recently granted her only wish to visit Disneyland. Diagnosed with Rhabdoid […]

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My first Wish Kid!

March 14th, 2014

Hi! I’m Tonya, and I am a Wish Coordinator. I started out at Kids Wish Network in our Programs Department (read more about our other programs here) and now am very fortunate to be a part of the Wish Department. I play an active part in helping grant the wishes for truly special children. It […]

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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.