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)
 
 

Timmy

Timmy
Age: 5
December 2014 Timmy is a fun-loving and playful 5-year-old boy recovering from a life-altering medical struggle at Franciscan Hospital for Children. Timmy suffers from transverse myelitis, a rare inflammatory disease that causes injury to the spinal cord. He strives to work hard in his physical and occupation therapy sessions each day though some goals have [...]
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Conrad

Conrad
Age: 4
December 2014 Conrad was admitted to Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women and Children suffering from pectus excavatum, meaning “hollowed chest”. This is a congenital deformity of the chest wall, causing it to look caved-in or sunken. As a result of his condition, 4-year-old Conrad needed physical therapy sessions. While the exercises he was being taught [...]
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Omar

Omar
Age: 5
December 2014 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Omar has faced medical struggles since birth. The 5-year-old suffers from Hirschsprung’s disease, a congenital condition that affects the large intestine. In June 2014, Omar was admitted to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio to undergo multiple invasive procedures. He was discharged home, which is out of state, after a week [...]
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Cooper

Cooper
Age: 7
December 2014 Shriners Hospitals for Children – Twin Cities Cooper was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 9 months old and utilizes regular therapy to increase his muscle strength. As a result of his condition, Cooper suffers from complete paralysis on his right side, known as hemiplegia. Recently, Cooper was once again treated at Shriners Hospitals [...]
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Natalie

Natalie
Age: 6
December 2014 Mercy Hospital Natalie was born with a ventricular septal heart defect, which creates one or more holes in the wall that separates the right and left ventricles, and a double-chambered right ventricle. She had her first open heart surgery when she was just 13 months old and required another surgery in November 2014; [...]
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Luke

Luke
Age: 11
November 2014 Nationwide Children’s Hospital In August 2013, Luke was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, a type of irritable bowel disease. By March, he needed his first surgery to repair part of his colon. During the time immediately following surgery, Luke developed abdominal abscesses that required more medical attention. After addressing those wounds, it was predicted [...]
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Jayden

Jayden
Age: 3
December 2014 Mercy Medical Center Jayden is a 3-year-old who fell extremely ill and needed to be hospitalized. He had several days of nausea, vomiting and fevers that reeked havoc on the little boy. Jayden couldn’t eat or drink and was in excruciating pain. “For being 3 years old, Jayden was very brave and always [...]
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Ja’Licia

Ja’Licia
Age: 8
December 2014 CASA Ja’Licia is a very intelligent and energetic 8-year-old who loves to play house, dolls, and color, draw and write. She is a very imaginative little girl who loves to make up stories. Ja’Licia also likes to help her mom with chores and take care of her little sisters. Ja’Licia has faced difficult [...]
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Nevaeh

Nevaeh
Age: 5
When Nevaeh received her Hero of the Month package, it just made her day!
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John

John
Age: 13
John is a quiet and respectful 13-year-old boy who is smart and loves to read. He also is quite the competitive UNO player.
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Gauge and Jada

Gauge and Jada
Age: 7
The siblings spent two weeks in Kosair Children’s Hospital recovering, and did so with bravery.
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Dawson

Dawson
Age: 10
He moves around the hospital and playroom with such ease now that it is easy to forget how much work he has put into reaching this point!
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Daja

Daja
Age: 18
She has shown resiliency and determination in her recovery and in meeting other goals she sets for herself!
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Cynthia

Cynthia
Age: 6
She just started kindergarten and loves going to school. She enjoys playing dress up with her dolls and making everyone smile.
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Austin

Austin
Age: 16
Austin is a very upbeat kid and does whatever is necessary to get better!
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Trista

Trista
Age: 9
I was very excited to take her to the hospital for a picture and to receive an award for once...
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Dara

Dara
Age: 8
Dara remained positive, outgoing and playful and never expressed any frustration as she rehabilitated herself from near death...
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Karrena

Karrena
Age: 13
Karrena is a great example of a true HERO, and we’re excited to honor her!
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Jenna

Jenna
Age: 11
She has fought through all her injuries with strength and determination.
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Alyssa

Alyssa
Age: 9
The 9-year-old enjoys cooking, cleaning, and riding her bike outside with friends.
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56,620 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.