Waiting on a Wish

#ShowYourHope

Each and every day, there are thousands of children across the nation who are diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses. These children face countless hardships and need the joy of a wish.

Meet our Wish Kids and read their remarkable stories. Then, send a message of hope to a child by simply clicking on #ShowYourHope under the child’s photo.


See what messages of Hope have already been sent

  •  Alexander, I hope you get well and live a long, happy life with your family and friends. Stay strong! – Larrise  •  Get better soon you are a very brave young man xoxo – Jenny S  •  Keep thinking positive. You will heal and be home soon. Big Hugs! – Andy G  •  Austin, I hope that you get well and live a fullfilling life with your family and friends. Stay positive and never give up hope! – L. Lewis  •  I hope you're having a wonderful time at Disney World – Denise S  •  Get Well Soon Erik!!!!! Hoping for a speedy recovery. – Unique F  •  Never Ever Ever Give Up. You can do it Bailey! Hope, Courage, Happiness – Michelle I  •  Hello Amari. I pray that you get well soon and grow up to live a long, wonderful life with everyone that loves you. Never give up! – Larrise  •                  



#ShowYourHope
Name:
Abimael - 11
From:
FL
Illness:
SMA Type 2
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Adrian - 12
From:
TX
Illness:
Cerebral Palsy, Hypoplastic Right Heart syndrome, Epilepsy
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Alea - 9
From:
CA
Illness:
CP
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Alexa - 6
From:
AL
Illness:
Juvenile Dermatomyositis
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Alexander - 10
From:
MD
Illness:
Noonan Syndrome
Wish:
VIP Experience with the Boston Red Sox

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Alexander - 5
From:
NY
Illness:
Vascular Malformation
Wish:
Florida Theme Park

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Alexandra - 14
From:
FL
Illness:
Neuromuscular Scoliosis
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Alisia - 17
From:
FL
Illness:
Chiari Malformation
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Allanie - 17
From:
KY
Illness:
Muscular Dystrophy
Wish:
Shopping Spree

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Allison - 12
From:
PA
Illness:
Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome
Wish:
Beach Vacation

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Amari - 8
From:
VA
Illness:
Sickle Cell Disease & Chiari Malformation
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Andrea - 18
From:
OH
Illness:
Life-threatening
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Austin - 13
From:
TN
Illness:
Life-threatening
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Autumn - 11
From:
GA
Illness:
Neurofibromatosis Type 1
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Ava - 11
From:
NH
Illness:
Life Threatening
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Baylee - 13
From:
PA
Illness:
Type 1 Diabetes
Wish:
Shopping Spree

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Berlin - 16
From:
Ca
Illness:
Multiple Sclerosis
Wish:
VIP Shopping Experience

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Blake - 11
From:
MI
Illness:
Life Threatening
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Brady - 8
From:
MA
Illness:
Charge Syndrome
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Brandon - 12
From:
LA
Illness:
Down's Syndrome
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Brayden - 13
From:
MN
Illness:
Type 1 Diabetes
Wish:
Florida Theme Park

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Breanna - 14
From:
AL
Illness:
Cerebral Palsy
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Breanna - 9
From:
NC
Illness:
Life-threatening
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Briana - 19
From:
TX
Illness:
Life-threatening
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Bryanna - 9
From:
PA
Illness:
Chiari Malformation, EDS, Von Willebrand, Osteoporosis
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
CaLeigh - 5
From:
PA
Illness:
Cerebral Palsy
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Camdyn - 12
From:
TX
Illness:
Life Threatening
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Camille - 7
From:
KY
Illness:
Moya Moya
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Carlisle - 16
From:
IN
Illness:
Steven Johnson Syndrome
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Carly - 15
From:
CA
Illness:
Crohn's Disease
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Carmen - 12
From:
IL
Illness:
Type 1 Diabetes
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Carson - 5
From:
OH
Illness:
Epilepsy
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Chantelle - 18
From:
CT
Illness:
Juvenile Hyaline Fibromatosis
Wish:
MAC Computer

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Chelsea - 13
From:
GA
Illness:
Life-threatening
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
ChengHai - 8
From:
NJ
Illness:
Spina Bifida
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Christopher - 12
From:
IN
Illness:
Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
Wish:
Florida Theme Park

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Clayton - 3
From:
OR
Illness:
Hydrocephalus
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Colton - 6
From:
FL
Illness:
Cystic Fibrosis
Wish:
LEGOLAND and Disney World

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Colton - 17
From:
OK
Illness:
Complex Congenital Heart Disease
Wish:
In the Works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Cooper - 5
From:
KS
Illness:
Type 1 Diabetes
Wish:
In the Works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Cooper - 7
From:
MN
Illness:
Type 1 Long QT Syndrome
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Dalaynee - 4
From:
WA
Illness:
Juvenile Dermatomyositis
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Daleny - 18
From:
CA
Illness:
Acute Leukemia
Wish:
VIP Shopping Experience

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Darah - 15
From:
TX
Illness:
Traumatic Brain Injury
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Dennis - 17
From:
CA
Illness:
Epilepsy
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Derrin - 9
From:
MA
Illness:
Epilepsy
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Eaan - 14
From:
LA
Illness:
ITP(Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura)
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Elijah - 5
From:
PA
Illness:
Type 1 Diabetes
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Ellie - 18
From:
TN
Illness:
Medulloblasoma
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Emily - 9
From:
OH
Illness:
ROHHAD
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Emily - 13
From:
UT
Illness:
Autoimmune Encephalitis
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Emily - 19
From:
CO
Illness:
Schizencephaly
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Emma - 19
From:
SC
Illness:
Life-threatening
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Emma - 13
From:
SC
Illness:
Life-threatening
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Emmanuel - 3
From:
NY
Illness:
Sturge-weber syndrome Type 3
Wish:
Florida Theme Park

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Emmanuel - 17
From:
FL
Illness:
Psuedotumor Cerebri
Wish:
In the Works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Ethan - 14
From:
MO
Illness:
Chronic Lung Disease
Wish:
Travel

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Ethan - 14
From:
MD
Illness:
POTS & Sick sinus syndrome
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Faizah - 6
From:
NC
Illness:
Life-threatening
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Fareeda - 8
From:
NY
Illness:
Cerebral Palsy
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Gabriel - 13
From:
FL
Illness:
Life-threatening
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Gabriella - 7
From:
NM
Illness:
Bilary Artesia
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Gabrielle - 11
From:
MA
Illness:
CP
Wish:
Travel to Ocean City Beach

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Gannon - 13
From:
PA
Illness:
DiGeorge Syndrome
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Gavin - 7
From:
OH
Illness:
Type 1 Diabetes
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Gavyn - 8
From:
NJ
Illness:
Chiari Malformation
Wish:
In the Works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Gerardo - 18
From:
TX
Illness:
Leukemia
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Gervon - 14
From:
WI
Illness:
Life-threatening
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Grant - 9
From:
IN
Illness:
Shwachman Diamond Syndrome
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Hailey - 16
From:
NC
Illness:
Crohns Disease
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Hannah - 10
From:
OH
Illness:
Life-threatening
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Hannah - 8
From:
SC
Illness:
Wilms Tumor
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Hunner - 6
From:
NC
Illness:
Type 1 Diabetes
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Ireland - 17
From:
CA
Illness:
Ulcerative Colitis
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Isaac - 3
From:
NJ
Illness:
Life-threatening
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Jackson - 15
From:
NJ
Illness:
Life-threatening
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Jacob - 5
From:
NY
Illness:
Wilms' Tumor
Wish:
WWE

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Jaiquan - 10
From:
SC
Illness:
Sickle Cell Anemia
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Jenna - 16
From:
FL
Illness:
Kabuki syndrome, spina bifida, kyphosis, Hashimoto’s disease
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
John - 15
From:
GA
Illness:
Type 1 Diabetes
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Johnny - 5
From:
CA
Illness:
Crouzon Syndrome, Chiari Malformation
Wish:
California Theme Park

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Jordan - 17
From:
HI
Illness:
Lupus
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Joshua - 16
From:
OK
Illness:
AML Leukemia
Wish:
Camping

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Joshua - 15
From:
OH
Illness:
Autoimmune Enteropathy
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Joshua - 7
From:
NJ
Illness:
Life-threatening
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Joshua - 12
From:
GA
Illness:
Tricuspid Artresia
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Joshua - 9
From:
TN
Illness:
Seizure Disorder
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Kali - 16
From:
UT
Illness:
Type 1 Diabetes
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Kate - 8
From:
TX
Illness:
Hypogammuglobulinemia, Specific Antibody Deficiency
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Katelyn - 7
From:
UT
Illness:
Cerebral Palsy
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Katie - 17
From:
MI
Illness:
Life-threatening
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Keion - 13
From:
MI
Illness:
CP
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Kenzie - 5
From:
FL
Illness:
Systematic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Wish:
Travel to See Wicked

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Kiya - 9
From:
FL
Illness:
Type 1 Diabetes
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Kristian - 18
From:
CA
Illness:
Crohn’s Disease
Wish:
Laptop

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Lacey - 13
From:
MN
Illness:
Cerebrovascular Disease
Wish:
Disneyland in California

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Latravious - 15
From:
AL
Illness:
Sickle Cell Anemia
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Lauren - 11
From:
AZ
Illness:
Lymphocytic Hypophatis, Diabetes Insipidus
Wish:
Travel to New York

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Leah - 4
From:
NY
Illness:
AML Leukemia
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Liliana - 3
From:
OH
Illness:
Neuroblastoma Stage 4
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Luke - 8
From:
VA
Illness:
Stage III Hepatoblastoma
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Mackenzie - 13
From:
MN
Illness:
Tetralogy of Fallot
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Madeline - 7
From:
AL
Illness:
Life-threatening
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Madison - 7
From:
NY
Illness:
Life Threatening
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Makenna - 12
From:
KY
Illness:
Portal Vein Thrombosis, Lymphatic Malformation
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Mallory - 10
From:
PA
Illness:
Type 1 Diabetes
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Matthew - 8
From:
MA
Illness:
Type 1 Diabetes
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Matthew - 15
From:
FL
Illness:
Type 1 Diabetes, Celiac Disease
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Matthew - 11
From:
MI
Illness:
Life-threatening
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
McKenzie - 14
From:
AL
Illness:
Type 1 Diabetes
Wish:
Travel to St. Pete/Clw Beach

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Micah - 11
From:
TN
Illness:
Hirschsprung’s Disease
Wish:
Travel

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Michael - 18
From:
MD
Illness:
Talengiectatic Osteosarcoma/Cardiomyopathy
Wish:
Travel to Sanibel Island/Ft. Myers

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Mikaylah - 8
From:
CO
Illness:
CP, Chromosome 15 deletion, T-Cell Abnormality
Wish:
Travel to San Diego

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Mikel - 10
From:
CA
Illness:
Type 1 Diabetes
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Morgan - 9
From:
GA
Illness:
Type 1 Diabetes
Wish:
In the Works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Morgan - 12
From:
AL
Illness:
Cystic Fibrosis
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Nathan - 14
From:
MO
Illness:
Life Threatening
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Nicholas - 13
From:
KY
Illness:
Ulcerative Colitis
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Nicholas - 9
From:
IN
Illness:
Crohn's Disease
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Nicole - 15
From:
CT
Illness:
Type 1 Diabetes
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Nijaya - 14
From:
MO
Illness:
Life-threatening
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Noah - 7
From:
OH
Illness:
Asthma
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Olivia - 6
From:
TX
Illness:
Sickle Cell
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Omar - 7
From:
GA
Illness:
Intractable Epilepsy
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Quentin - 15
From:
MI
Illness:
Posterior Fossa Ependymoma
Wish:
Travel to Aspen Colorado

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Raelynn - 4
From:
PA
Illness:
Life-threatening
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Robert - 10
From:
TN
Illness:
Life-threatening
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Ryan - 16
From:
OH
Illness:
Life-threatening
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Samuel - 13
From:
AL
Illness:
Cerebral Palsy
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Sara - 13
From:
VA
Illness:
Life-threatening
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Sara(Maddie) - 16
From:
AL
Illness:
Type 1 Diabetes, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Sebastian - 4
From:
TX
Illness:
Type 1 Diabetes
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Seth - 14
From:
IN
Illness:
Crohn's Disease
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Shamarie (Mari) - 17
From:
MI
Illness:
CP
Wish:
Wacom Cintiq Tablet

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Shelby - 9
From:
AR
Illness:
Dravet syndrome
Wish:
Travel

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Sidney - 14
From:
IN
Illness:
Type 1 Diabetes
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Sophie - 7
From:
NC
Illness:
ADEM
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Spencer - 13
From:
MN
Illness:
Life Threatening
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Sysha - 12
From:
CA
Illness:
Hypogammaglobulinemia
Wish:
Florida Theme Park

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Tessa - 4
From:
CA
Illness:
Type 1 diabetes, FPIES
Wish:
California Theme Park

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Trevor - 17
From:
NC
Illness:
Type 1 Diabetes
Wish:
Florida Theme Park

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Tristen - 8
From:
CA
Illness:
Celiac, Hashimoto's disease, Autoimmune Disease, Type 1 Diabetes, Down Syndrome
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Triston - 11
From:
MN
Illness:
Life-threatening
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Tyler(William) - 11
From:
IL
Illness:
Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Victoria - 5
From:
PA
Illness:
Niemann Pick Type C
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
William - 19
From:
WI
Illness:
Osteosarcoma
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Wyatt - 8
From:
WA
Illness:
Type 1 Diabetes
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Zachary - 18
From:
TN
Illness:
Life-threatening
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Zachary - 17
From:
IL
Illness:
Myelomeningocele & Hydrocephalus
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Zainavan - 11
From:
CO
Illness:
Diabetes Mellitus Type 1
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Zayden - 10
From:
IA
Illness:
Type 1 Diabetes
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Zayden - 4
From:
IL
Illness:
Life-threatening
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Zayne - 11
From:
MI
Illness:
Type 1 Diabetes
Wish:
In the works!

#ShowYourHope
Name:
Zoe - 14
From:
NJ
Illness:
Hirschsprung's Disease
Wish:
In the works!
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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.