Jeremy

Jeremy

Jeremy was born with a very serious and debilitating condition where large portions of his spine were missing. These deformities have led to other serious difficulties with eating, breathing, fluid on the brain, among others. He has never been too far from a hospital stay and his wish was to spend more time outdoors. Sounds …

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Abby

Abby

This beautiful and bright young woman was born with a severe heart problem and had three open heart surgeries before the age of seven. We met Abby when she was 14 and we granted her wish for a full bedroom makeover because she wanted to enter high school with an updated space where she could …

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Kendra

All of our wish kids and families struggle with uncertainty and the stress and anxiety it brings from the first moment they receive their diagnosis. ‘What do we have to go through to get to the end? How far off is that day when we can put this behind us?’ When we formed Wishes & …

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Carter

Carter

17-month-old Carter was born with very serious lung function issues and just one-hour post-birth, he was intubated and his life-long struggle to breathe began. His medical team was running out of local options and he was air transported to lung specialists in Texas. At three months old, he was placed on a lung transplant wait …

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Keisha

Keisha

This beautiful little girl was 3 ½ years old and had suffered from a heart defect since birth. They had applied for a wish just before Keisha was scheduled for a second open-heart surgery and her parents were hopeful, but tragically, hope wasn’t enough. Just days after her surgery, her tired body gave up and …

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Helena

Helena

Helena unexpectedly experienced nausea and vomiting, accompanied by a tremor in her left arm, and was rushed by ambulance to the nearest hospital. Immediately, a CAT scan was performed, which revealed a large tumor in the middle of her brain. After she was stable, they life-flighted her to St. Paul Children’s Hospital. While in flight, …

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Raphael

At just three-years old Raphael took his last breaths in the arms of his parents. He suffered an extensive brain injury during his birth that was not identified until 24 hours later. The doctors rushed him to surgery but did not cure the damage the brain injury had caused – resulting in poor vision, breathing …

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AD

AD

AD was seventeen years old when he was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma. This shocking discovery was followed by an entire year of intense and difficult treatments before he came to Wishes & More and we learned of his desire to get a car allowance to help him pay for the car of his dreams! As AD …

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Alexa

Alexa

Alexa is a strong-willed young lady who suffered a stroke and brain bleed, resulting in many months in the hospital fighting for her life. When we first connected with Alexa’s parents, she was still in critical condition and they were hopeful that she would survive to experience a wish, but her future was very uncertain. …

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Leo

Leo

Four-year old Leo suffers from numerous conditions – epilepsy, chronic lung issues, and blindness. Additionally, he is nonverbal and Gtube dependent. Leo absolutely loves music and even though he is nonverbal, he will hum to himself while the music plays. Sensory items bring him joy along with hanging out with friends, his brothers, his dog, …

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Kellen

Kellen

Six-year-old Kellen was thought to simply have a lazy eye, but when an eyepatch didn’t solve the issue, his parents sought a second opinion. They were blind-sided by the news that Kellen had a brain tumor the size of a tangerine. Soon after the diagnosis, Kellen had a successful surgery to remove the tumor but …

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Anna

Anna

Anna was sixteen years old when she went into kidney failure. For months, Anna experience symptoms of a common cold such as coughing fits, feeling weak, and simply under the weather. Finally, after the lingering cold symptoms lasted far too long, Anna and Mom decided to go to the hospital. Tests revealed that her body …

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Jamie

Jamie

Jamie was a sweet and loving toddler who suffered from chronic respiratory failure along with a variety of other conditions. Jamie was fully dependent on his BiPAP machine and assortment of medications; however, he loved to be around his family and in the middle of the action. He also enjoyed playing at the park and …

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Linae

Linae

Linae struggles daily with a serious and incurable condition caused by damage to her mitochondria. The condition restricts her to a wheelchair, but certainly doesn’t slow her down! Recently, through her own focus and hard work, this very intelligent young lady has found a love for astrophysics and quantum mechanics and her wish revolved around …

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Vinny

Vinny

Vincent is an active little guy who is the light of his parent’s lives, and they were completely devastated when they heard his diagnosis of Neuroblastoma. Little Vinny continued to shine brightly and surpass some major milestones – including completing his cancer treatments with clear scans after 8 rounds of chemo and a surgery to …

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Julie

Julie

Fifteen-year-old Julie is an outgoing, but quiet, young lady who suffers from a serious genetic disorder resulting in fragile & brittle bones; it also confines her to a wheelchair. Julie is a “family” girl and her condition also restricts her from participating in activities that are an important part of her family’s culture. Every weekend …

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Finn

Finn

After doctors found cancer in his lymph nodes, spleen and lungs, eighteen-year-old, Finn, immediately started treatments and spent many, many days confined to a hospital or resting at home. Before the diagnosis, he was a very active kid who loved backpacking and the outdoors – so you can imagine how this news rocked his world. …

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Hailey

Hailey

Hailey is a gentle five-year-old who loves to play outside with her brother, taking care of her dolls, Mickey Mouse, and watching Peppa Pig! She was diagnosed with Neurodegenerative Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis and is undergoing chemo, but that hasn’t stopped her from smiling and caring for others. Hailey loves Disney princesses, especially Ana and Elsa …

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Zoe

Zoe was born to loving parents with a diagnosis of Down’s syndrome and a condition known as Transient Myeloproliferative Disorder causing her lungs to enlarge two times the normal size. Brave Zoe encountered multiple rounds of low dose chemotherapy causing her challenges in breathing, trips to the operating room, and requiring intubation. Doctors found that …

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Morgan

Morgan

Morgan was born on March 21st, 2017. She was a strong and feisty girl that kept her parents on their toes throughout many ultrasounds. Through unfair circumstances, this beautiful girl was born with a severe brain dysfunction which reduced the amount of oxygen flow to her brain. With grief, Morgan passed in the arms of …

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Hazel

Immediately after birth, Hazel was put on a ventilator and closely monitored. Hazel was born with a diaphragmatic hernia. This scary congenital defect caused Hazel’s stomach and intestines to be moved into her chest, shifting her heart to the right, leaving little room for her lungs to develop fully. After a valiant fight, on her …

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Owen

Owen

6-month-old Owen sadly passed away in April due to his condition called CHARGE Syndrome which resulted in extensive medical and physical difficulties. Owen peacefully passed away in his mother’s arms after his health took a turn for the worse. His mother wrote: “Brad and I decided it was best for Owen to pass in a …

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Grant

Grant

Grant is a sixteen-year old, struggling with a Mitochondrial Disease, who has a passion for projects and putting things together. He enjoys spending hours following directions and creating something “really cool.” He’s a LEGO pro and he hates to stop construction once he gets started and the bigger the better; consequently, his wish could not …

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Hayley

Hayley

Hayley is a 16-year-old from Bloomington who had been experiencing unexplainable symptoms for months before a diagnosis of ALS. She had already lost her ability to speak when doctors were finally able to diagnose this terrifying condition. This teen’s focus and drive is amazing and the dignity and strength she displays in handling this devastating …

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