Hero Wishes

Send a message of hope and support to a child below. Simply click on their story and leave them a message.

Hospitals and pediatric care facilities throughout the entire country participate in this program by nominating one child every month for the entire year. The nominee is then recognized as the Kids Wish Network “Hero of the Month” for the facility. Hospitals, abuse shelters, homeless shelters and other specialized pediatric facilities nationwide tout this program for its ability to positively impact the lives of children and their caregivers.

If you know of a pediatric facility that would benefit from the Hero of the Month program, please have them contact us.

“She was very excited when she received her prizes. She put the t-shirt on right away and told her mom she wanted to buy a camera. She was all smiles! This is a great program!” - McLeod Children’s Hospital (Florence, SC)
 
 

Ruben

Ruben
Age: 5
Ruben is a shy, 5-year-old that has worked through multiple admissions at White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles. His stays at the center are a result of his severe asthma diagnosis.
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Dylan

Dylan
Age: 5
When Dylan was only 18 months old, he was playing outside with his father and brother when a gas can exploded.
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Bounlod

Bounlod
Age: 10
Bounlod is a 10-year-old girl from the country of Laos. When she was only 13 days old living in Laos with, the protective mosquito net covering her crib caught fire from a candle, severely burning Bounlod in the process.
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Amya

Amya
Age: 8
Amya is an amazing 8-year-old from South Carolina that was injured, along with her sister and father, in an early morning car accident. Immediately after the accident, Amya was admitted to Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital where she underwent emergency surgery to stabilize her broken leg, pelvis and hand as well as multiple other procedures.
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Candace

Candace
Age: 18
Candace was only 14 months old when she sustained a burn jury from scalding water. She spent several months recovering in a hospital in South Carolina and transferred to Shriners- Cincinnati when she was 4.
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Lucas

Lucas
Age: 16
Lucas is a brave 16-year-old from Ohio who suffers from a history of ulcerative colitis. He previously underwent a total colectomy and ileostomy, which removed his colon completely and altered his small intestine to allow passage of waste.
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Honor and Hailey

Honor and Hailey
Age: 9 & 17
Honor and Hailey are a brother/sister pair who were injured in a car accident in the summer of 2013. Honor suffered severe head injuries that required immediate surgery and extensive hospitalization.
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Analeyah

Analeyah
Age: 6
Analeyah is an adorable little 6-year-old from Los Angeles, CA, who has recently stayed quite a few times at White Memorial Medical Center. The shy child first came to the hopsital with respiratory distress and endured many frightenting procedures with numberous blood draws and IV starts.
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Mason

Mason
Age: 16
Mason is a 16-year-old boy who always has a smile on his face. Born eight weeks early with cerebral palsy, he has endured several surgeries on his legs. Mason is described as a trooper, who always tries his hardest, follows directions and uses his manners.
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Olivia

Olivia
Age: 18
Olivia recently spent a month at Shriners Hospital for Children – Cincinnati recovering from a burn injury. Injured in an accident at her school, Olivia suffered burns on her upper body, arms and face.
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Justice

Justice
Age: 5
Justice was only 5 years old when he sustained burns on 35% of his body during a trash-burning accident. His arms, neck, face, torso and legs were injured and he’s undergone many painful, but necessary, surgeries to achieve wound coverage.
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Caitlyn

Caitlyn
Age: 15
When Caitlyn was 10 years old, she sustained a burn injury from a house fire. Caitlyn’s burns covered 40% of her total body surface, including her face, arms and legs.
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Myla Anne

Myla Anne
Age: 7
Myla Anne is a 7-year-old girl suffering from refractory epilepsy. The previously healthy child began having what parents described as “blanking out spells” in early April of 2013. She would become quiet and confused with body tremors and lip smacking.
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John

John
Age: 11
John is described as a respectful, mature 11-year-old who enjoys hanging out with friends. He was admitted to White Memorial Medical Center to find the cause of his abdominal pain. Through multiple blood draws, MRI’s, and X-ray’s, John openly shared his feelings and thoughts on the procedures.
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Dina

Dina
Age: 5
Dina is a vivacious 5 year old girl. She was born early with severe Pierre Robin Syndrome; Dina has a very small opening in place of her mouth and doesn’t have a tongue.
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Isaiah

Isaiah
Age: 6
Isaiah was born with Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension and spent his first four days of life in a medically induced coma. He was transferred between three different hospitals while his mother remained recovering in the hospital.
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Emmanuel

Emmanuel
Age: 6
Emmanuel is a six-year-old who was involved in a motor vehicle accident with a tree. He was an unrestrained passenger and his father died in the crash.
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David

David
Age: 16
Name: David Age: 16 State: Ohio Facility: Shriners Hospitals for Children Cincinnati David is truly a HERO as he sustained his burn injury because he went back into his house to rescue his mother and younger sister from a house fire. David was burned on 95% of his body. The doctors gave his family little [...]
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Becky

Becky
Age: 12
Becky is a 12-year-old dynamic young woman who has demonstrated her strength and resiliency in many ways. Becky began receiving counseling services with us late last year.
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Noe

Noe
Age: 16
Noe is a 16-year-old Haitian earthquake survivor. He was trapped under the rubble of what was once a building he found safety and refuge in.
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114,912 kids helped this last fiscal year through our many programs and services.

Our Mission

Kids Wish Network is an international 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.