Hero Wishes

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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)
 
 

Kori Lynne

Kori Lynne
Age: 6
“I’m okay; I just need a Band-Aid” It was the first day of summer school when 6 year old Kori was struck by a car on her way to pick up her older sister from the bus stop. Behind the bus, Kori was in the other driver’s blind spot as the vehicle was coming towards […]
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Karla, America, Emmanuel, & Nahum

Karla, America, Emmanuel, & Nahum
Age: 17, 15, 11, and 4
“A Family of Fighters” It was every parent’s worst nightmare. A devastating fire enveloped Victor and Maribel’s home with their children still trapped inside. Karla, America, Emmanuel and Nahum were admitted to the Arizona Children’s Center in order to be treated for severe smoke inhalation and burns. The youngest sibling Victoria, 8, went into cardio-pulmonary […]
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Rania

Rania
Age: 4
“Whether it is with a smile, a look, or asking you to play, Rania’s hero personality shines through” At a mere 4 years old, Rania is very familiar with meeting nurses, doctors, and surgeons. After all, she had her first open heart surgery when she was just eight days old and her second when she […]
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Blaedyn

Blaedyn
Age: 6
Enjoying the sunshine on a lazy summer afternoon while taking turns riding his bike with his brother should have been the recipe for a perfect day for 6-year-old Louisville native Blaedyn. His plans were derailed when he lost control of his bike and collided with a wooden fence, resulting in a life altering injury. Blaedyn […]
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Jaci

Jaci
Age: 11
“Jaci did it with a smile” Jaci was enjoying a fun family vacation at her grandfather’s in Missouri. She was the passenger in a side by side of an ATV when it fell on her leg. She was rushed to Mercy Children’s Hospital in Des Moines where it was discovered she had fractured two bones […]
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Olivia

Olivia
Age: 6
“Olivia did what she needed to do to go home” Six-year-old Olivia had been having major abdominal pain resulting in many trips to her doctor. When the pain progressed to vomiting, Olivia was admitted to Kaiser Permanente LAMC. There, she was diagnosed with Acute Pancreatitis, a sudden inflammation of the pancreas. It can have severe […]
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Sophia

Sophia
Age: 7
“Sophia’s courage and spirit inspired us all” After suffering from abdominal pains for a few days, Sophia was admitted to Mercy Medical Center for further evaluation. The 7-year-old had a ruptured appendix and needed surgery. While in recovery, Sophia was unable to eat, rest or relax. She suffered extreme pain getting in and out of […]
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Lola

Lola
Age: 6
“Lola smiled through the pain” After suffering from a severe strep throat infection and digestive issues, 6-year-old Lola was admitted to Mercy Medical Center for further treatment. Doctors soon discovered she had salmonella in her system. Lola was in the hospital for 10 days, secluded in isolation because of her illness. She needed many blood […]
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Alexis

Alexis
Age: 4
“Alexis displayed extraordinary strength and determination” Diagnosed with epilepsy earlier this year, Alexis came to Ministry St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital for a routine 24-hour VEEG. However, 4-year-old Alexis ended up staying far longer than a day. Doctors soon diagnosed Alexis with pancytopenia, a condition in which the body has a reduction of red and white […]
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Jacqueline

Jacqueline
Age: 3
“Jacqueline was thrilled to be a Hero of the Month” Three-year-old Jacqueline from Texas is a sweet, kind-hearted, and loving little girl. Born with a positional club foot on her right side, her entire life has been filled with hospitals. Jacqueline has endured several non-invasive corrective procedures, but so far, nothing had helped the little […]
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Larkin

Larkin
Age: 6
“Larkin kept a smile on her face even during the hardest days” After suffering from abdominal pain for three days, 6-year-old Larkin was admitted to Nationwide Children’s Hospital for dehydration. Shortly after, she was escorted to the OR where a central line was placed in her neck to begin apheresis, the separation and integration of […]
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Douglas

Douglas
Age: 15
“Douglas is a super hero” Douglas has faced many struggles throughout his 15 years of life, but has bravely worked to overcome them. He has been receiving services from Henderson Behavior Health since 2013 and has recently improved immensely. By working through his treatments, Douglas has better social skills and is able to focus easier, […]
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Monica

Monica
Age: 14
“Monica showed everyone kindness, even while she was in pain” For several weeks, 14-year-old Monica suffered from extreme stomach pain. She wasn’t able to eat, became anemic, dropped weight, and missed school and time with her friends. Medication prescribed by doctors made her even sicker. Monica was eventually admitted to Mercy Medical Center where surgeons […]
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Carmon

Carmon
Age: 7
“Carmon was always asking questions” Even though she was afraid, in pain and missing out on a lot of fun stuff, 7-year-old Carmon never let her smile and polite disposition drop. Carmon was hospitalized at Mercy Medical Center after suffering from a sore throat, rash and fever. The rash covered her entire body; she was […]
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Jasmine

Jasmine
Age: 5
“Jasmine always kept a smile on her face” Five-year-old Jasmine was hospitalized at Mercy Medical Center for a dangerous allergic reaction to an antibiotic. When admitted, she was covered head-to-toe in an itchy, painful red rash and was suffering from high fevers. Jasmine needed treatment for several days before she was sent home. Unfortunately, Jasmine […]
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Austin

Austin
Age: 16
“Austin was extremely positive throughout everything” After developing extreme pain in his legs, 16-year-old Austin was admitted to Ministry Saint Joseph’s Children’s Hospital for evaluation. Doctors quickly discovered several blood clots that needed surgery. The day following his admission, Austin underwent a thrombectomy and required several stents* to be placed in order to remove and […]
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Hunter

Hunter
Age: 6
“Hunter made all the staff smile” Hunter has been hospitalized at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital multiple times. During one of his more recent hospitalizations, he had many challenging obstacles to overcome. Dealing with chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction, Hunted endured five painful surgeries during his month-long stay. “Each time Hunter went to surgery, he […]
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Thomas

Thomas
Age: 16
“Thomas had two incidents of a collapsed lung only a month apart” Thomas is a personable and respectful 16-year-old who recently endured two extremely painful medical issues. The teen was admitted to Swedish Medical Center for a spontaneous pneumothorax, collapsed lung, which required hospitalization in the PICU for multiple days. Doctors placed a chest tube […]
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Brantavian

Brantavian
Age: 5
“Brantavian always has a smile on his face” Brantavian is a very brave 5-year-old who was nominated by Shriners Hospitals for Children- Cincinnati. He was just 3 weeks old when a laptop caught fire and caused severe burns to both of his feet. Initially treated at Shriners in Tampa, Brantavian came to the Cincinnati hospital […]
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Trevor

Trevor
Age: 13
“Trevor pushed his brother out of the way of a moving vehicle” Arriving by medical helicopter, 13-year-old Trevor was admitted to the Emergency Room at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital as a trauma patient. Trevor had fractured his femur bone, the strongest bone in the body, after pushing his 2-year-old brother out of […]
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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.