For 20 years, Kids Wish Network has touched the lives of thousands of kids with the Magic of a Wish come true.
What started with the single purpose of granting a wish for a local child suffering with a critical illness, has grown into a national organization that now serves thousands of children each year.
While coping with a family member’s battle against cancer, the founders witnessed firsthand the trauma pediatric cancer patients and their family’s undergo during those painful and debilitating treatments. It was then, gathered around the kitchen table during a conversation about the struggles these families face that Kids Wish Network was born and their first wish was granted.
As they worked with doctors and hospitals involved in the lives of their Wish Kids, they saw other young patients struggling with life-altering situations. Recognizing that their need for relief from hospital stays, doctor visits, and painful medical treatments were not being met by any other organization they expanded their mission to include additional key programs:
- Courageous kids who overcome difficult circumstances, everything from complicated surgery to debilitating injuries to homelessness and abuse, are honored monthly as Heroes.
- Sick and impoverished kids across the United States experience “Miles of Smiles” through our Project Toy Drop events and feel joy and hope in knowing their community cares.
- When Wish families face the loss of their child they are there for them, devoted to helping their wish families honor their child in a respectful and dignified manner by offering financial assistance towards a proper memorial ceremony through A Child Forever funeral assistance program.
It is only through the generosity and commitment of our donors that they are able to celebrate 20 years of hope. So very many were right there with them in the beginning and they remain with them today as their treasured Guardian Angels. Caring. Giving. Supporting Kids Wish Network in whatever way was needed.
As they look to the future with resolve to celebrate life and encourage their Wish Kids and their families to remain hopeful, they also look to your continuing generosity.
To visit the Kids Wish Network website, click here.