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Cole

Cole

When his family first found Wishes & More, Cole was in extremely poor health due to a traumatic birth with only 25% of the blood needed in his body. His parents anticipated receiving a memorial grant instead of a wish fulfillment. Despite the poor prognosis for their child, they remained hopeful and continued to see him through […]

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Korbin

Korbin

Last November, an ambulance transported Korbin to the hospital because he couldn’t breathe and tests showed that his heart was only functioning at 23% capacity. He was soon diagnosed with Lupus disease, a condition causing his immune system to attack his own body. After about a week in the ICU, his heart made a comeback,

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Ellie

Meet Ellie! She may look like your average teenager, but she has been struggling with a serious blood disorder called Myelodysplastic Syndrome. She became very ill last year and unfortunately, had to postpone her dream of attending college in order to receive a necessary bone marrow transplant. With the successful treatment and recovery process behind

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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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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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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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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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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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David

David

David is a 18-year-old who was diagnosed with Burkitt’s Lymphoma in March. He underwent many weeks of progressive chemotherapy and just recently he was proclaimed to be in remission!  David, an avid hunter and lover of the outdoors had a few really cool ideas for outdoor wishes but finally narrowed it down to an ATV

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hannah

Hannah

Hannah is a eighteen-year-old, first year at Normandale College awaiting a Kidney Transplant. Three days a week, Hannah spends her day getting dialysis. This schedule, and the complications of kidney failure, is exhausting and drains this sweet young lady of her strength. Unfortunately, this will remain her routine until she gets the long-awaited word that

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Lizzie

Lizzie

Lizzie is 7 years old, but physically, she is in the same developmental stage as a 3-month-old. This is due to multiple complex medical issues from her diagnosis of Pallister-Killian Syndrome. Lizzie receives a lot of physical therapy because of her condition, and one of the things that is very beneficial to her is being

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Andrew

Andrew

“Semper Fi” is generally associated with the US Marine Corp and means always loyal, and Andrew, a 18-year-old with Lymphoma, had already expressed his loyalty by joining the Marines while still a Senior in high school.  He was following the footsteps of his dad and uncles and his interests fell in the area of military

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Caleb

Caleb

Caleb is a joyful and loving fourteen-year-old with a chromosome disorder that has resulted in multiple surgeries and keeps him confined to a wheelchair. He enjoys swimming, reading, animals, and spending time with his family. Caleb’s grandparents have four wheelers and Dad really wanted to see his son enjoying “wind in his face” like other

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Lucia

At 19 months old, beautiful Lucia was diagnosed with Primary Hyperoxaluria, requiring her to have kidney and liver transplants. While Lucia waits for a kidney and liver, she endures dialysis every morning, Monday through Saturday leaving little time for play. After an insightful interview with our Wish Wizards, we discovered this innocent little girl loves

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Lucas

Lucas’ wish was not one of indulgence, but instead to learn and become great at a new endeavor. Now 18, Lucas was born three months premature with Amniotic Band Syndrome, a condition that can cause abnormalities and amputations to legs, fingers and hands. His lower right leg is missing below the knee, and many of

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Lauren

Lauren

Lauren, a twelve-year-old from South Dakota, was diagnosed with localized Ewing’s Sarcoma, a type of bone cancer usually found in children and young adults, affecting her left pelvic bone. Before we met Lauren, she had spent many months over the past year undergoing radiation and chemotherapy.  Lauren’s place of retreat is her grandparents’ cabin in Okoboji,

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Isaac

Isaac

This typical six-year-old boy imagines busting bad guys with Batman or playing cops and robbers with the neighbors. However, Isaac has been diagnosed with Burkitt Lymphoma, a rare type of lymphatic cancer, and his imagination takes him not to secret realms with super heroes, but to hospital free days and sleep filled nights. After being

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Ben

Ben

Ben’s #1 wish was to attend a NASCAR race and with the help of our friends at 3M, his wish was coming true in April.  Flight and hotel accommodations were made and the meet and greet was set but, unfortunately, less than two weeks before the race in Taladega, he got the news that the

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Austin

Austin

Austin is a five-year-old boy, who like most boys his age, loves to swim, camp, fish, and help Dad steer the boat.  Austin was diagnosed with Burkitt’s Lymphoma and, as a result of piling medical expenses, his parents had to sell “Austin’s Boat.”  Austin looked at his dad and asked “Why are you selling ‘my’

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Sammy

Sammy

Sammy loves all sports and it is a toss up to say which one he likes the most; he tends to lean towards whichever one is on TV. Sammy was diagnosed with a severe form of hemophilia, which makes it impossible for his blood to clot and risky to play any sports. A self-proclaimed sports

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Patrick

Patrick

Patrick is an 11-year-old boy with Cystic Fibrosis who lives in Columbia Heights with his Mom and two cats. Dealing with Cystic Fibrosis can be pretty tough on a young guy; Patrick has to endure daily medications as well as a special machine that helps to clear his lungs.  He enjoys watching TV and Sponge Bob

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Lindsay

Lindsay

With a big smile and infectious laugh, Lindsay appeared to be like any other normal teenager. However, this New Brighton teen was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Doctors were able to successfully remove her grapefruit sized tumor, and she continued to undergo an intense chemotherapy regimen.  When Wishes & More® met Lindsay, she expressed her need

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Keith

Keith

Keith is a very nice young man from Albert Lea who has been battling Autoimmune hepatitis. He has also recently been diagnosed with Lymphoma and is waiting to receive his treatment protocol.  He has been unable to participate in a lot of sports and activities due to his illness but Keith loves cars, especially Mustangs! 

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Jean

Jean

Like many teenage girls, Jean loved shopping at Maurices, playing basketball and soccer, watching comedies, eating jelly beans, and also had a passion for reading poetry. Jean suffered from a brain tumor and, for some time, underwent extensive chemotherapy. Throughout her treatment, Jean maintained an inspiring sense of humor and was even able to put

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