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)
 
 

Noah

Noah
Age: 4
“Noah is now his own Hero” It took Noah some inner “Superhero”-strength to get through a very difficult week. He will need this to help him be courageous for the rest of his life too. Noah was admitted to the Children’s Emergency Department at Orange Regional Medical Center suffering from fatigue and a general feeling [...]
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Luke

Luke
Age: 4
“Luke is very proud of his award” For 21 long days, Luke suffered from a high fever and spent time in two hospitals. While at Orange Regional Medical Center, Luke impressed the staff so much that they nominated him as a Hero of the Month! “ORMC provided our son with excellent care for those difficult [...]
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Jacob

Jacob
Age: 10
“Jacob bravely coped with the loss of his toes” After surviving a traumatic accident, 10-year-old Jacob is now bravely battling another trauma. As a result of the accident, Jacob needed four surgeries to correct the damage to his leg and foot. Among these surgeries was the amputation of several of Jacob’s toes; something that has [...]
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Logan

Logan
Age: 3
“Logan has shown how tough she can be” Bacterial meningitis can be a very scary and very devastating infection. For our Hero of the Month, Logan, it brought out her bravery. Logan was suffering from a fever, felt confused, and then had a seizure. The 3-year-old was quickly rushed to Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital where [...]
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Jailon

Jailon
Age: 14
“Jailon’s positivity was contagious” This spring, 14-year-old Jailon fell extremely ill. After being admitted to Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Jailon was diagnosed with multiple infections and blood conditions. Over the course of a 14-day stay at the Louisiana hospital, Jailon was treated for: • Septic joint of left knee and septic arthritis of ankle (intensely [...]
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Alyssa

Alyssa
Age: 13
“Alyssa never ceases to show her strength” Alyssa was born with neuroblastoma that covered 75 percent of her spine, wrapped around her right lung and compressed her windpipe. The rare, cancerous tumor was removed in an 11-hour surgery when Alyssa was just 3 weeks old. Afterwards, she started chemotherapy to further treat the cancerous cells. [...]
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Beau

Beau
Age: 11
“Beau had to go through a lot to get better” While on a family vacation, Beau fell ill with stomach flu-like symptoms. After five days, the family traveled home and Beau was taken immediately to the doctor. He was diagnosed with a ruptured appendix and needed surgery quickly; doctors also had to place a drain [...]
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Alana

Alana
Age: 5
“Alana was very motivated” Little Alana just wasn’t getting better. After two weeks of doctor’s appointments and several types of antibiotics, 5-year-old Alana was admitted to Mercy Medical Center. She was diagnosed with dehydration, severe ear and bladder infections, pneumonia and unstable blood sugars as related to her type 1 diabetes. Alana had to withstand [...]
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Tyler

Tyler
Age: 13
“This award will brighten his day” When 13-year-old Tyler developed pain in his hip worsening over the course of five weeks, his family knew something was wrong. Tyler was diagnosed with a slipped capital femoral epiphysis of the left hip joint, meaning his left hip joint separated causing extreme pain. Tyler was admitted to Mercy [...]
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Jared

Jared
Age: 13
“Jared must take extreme hip precautions” Last summer, Jared developed pain in his hip. After several months of pain and doctor appointments, an orthopedic surgeon discovered that Jared’s hip joint had slipped out of place as the result of a growth spurt. Jared was soon admitted for a very painful surgery; doctors had to pin [...]
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Amber

Amber
Age: 14
“Amber is a true Hero” Amber has demonstrated bravery more than once. Born 3 months premature with congenital heart defects, Amber has already faced four open heart surgeries. This year, she developed a dangerous staph infection that needed intense medical treatment at Mercy Medical Center. Amber was placed on a heart and lung machine to [...]
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Addison

Addison
Age: 5
“Addison was so brave” When Addison fell ill with a fever, stomach pains, and couldn’t eat for four days, her parents were rightfully concerned. Once admitted to Mercy Medical Center, Addison was diagnosed with a ruptured appendix and was scheduled for surgery immediately. A surgery for anyone, let alone a 5-year-old girl, can be quite [...]
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Cameron

Cameron
Age: 12
“Cameron remains positive” One winter day, Cameron’s life changed forever. The car she was riding in slid on an icy road and hit another truck in a head-on collision. Cameron was rushed to Kosair Children’s Hospital where she underwent multiple procedures to save her life. After the accident, surgeon’s needed to close a hole in [...]
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Kaitlin

Kaitlin
Age: 16
“Kaitlin is truly a survivor” Kaitlin is truly a survivor. At just 15 months old, she suffered terrible burns to most of her body when a space heater started a fire in her home. After being rushed to the local hospital, Kaitlin was quickly transferred to Shriners Hospitals for Children- Cincinnati, one of the best [...]
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Hunter

Hunter
Age: 12
“Hunter is a true example of a HERO” When Hunter was just an infant, a fire caused burns on 69% of his entire body. In the many years that Hunter has been a patient at Shriners Hospitals for Children- Cincinnati, he has undergone multiple surgeries. Because he was injured as a baby, Hunter has continually [...]
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Brooklyn

Brooklyn
Age: 4
“Brooklyn is a trooper” The first time little Brooklyn fell ill with pneumonia, she only need a four day stay at BSA Health System hospital. But this time around, the 4-year-old was admitted for close to two weeks. Described as a “little diva” with “so much personality”, Brooklyn was quite the trooper during her recent [...]
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Amber

Amber
Age: 11
“Amber has a big fighting spirit” Amber was just a baby when she sustained severe burns on 70% of her body. Despite being a tiny gal when she first came to Shriners Hospitals for Children- Cincinnati, she has a big fighting spirit. Now 11 years old, Amber has grown up with an appearance molded by [...]
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Ronnie

Ronnie
Age: 15
December 2014 Since birth, Ronnie has demonstrated bravery and courage during medical struggles. Diagnosed with cerebral palsy, a disorder of movement, the 15-year-old has always participated in physical and occupational therapy to treat the weakness on the left side of his body. Despite the physical challenges that accompany cerebral palsy, Ronnie has worked hard to [...]
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Cameron

Cameron
Age: 4
“This award made Cameron’s night” Cameron is an outgoing and spunky little boy with a history of severe complications from asthma. For the second time in a month, Cameron was recently admitted to the Orange Regional Medical Center for care. The 4-year-old was brought to the ER because he was having a difficult time breathing. [...]
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Evan and Eli

Evan and Eli
Age: 10, 6
February 2015 Story shared from IMPOWER IMPOWER was on hand to present Hero of the Month awards to brothers Evan and Eli who were nominated in February 2015. Cupcakes and good cheer were on the agenda as the boys’ mom and grandmother joined IMPOWER therapist Mary for the presentation. Word quickly spread that these two [...]
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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.