Abigail

Abigail

Abigail was born two months early in July of 2020. She spent all of her days in the NICU battling a very rare heart and lung complication. Doctors worked tirelessly to get her pulmonary hypertension under control before an open heart surgery could be scheduled.  Her parents knew that their little love had a huge …

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Alyssa

In January one of our board members missed our meeting in order to be with her family to commemorate a special birthday. We joined her in spirit as they gathered to celebrate Alyssa’s 12th heavenly birthday. Amy brings a very important perspective to our board and we are honored to share her beautiful & poignant …

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Carter

Carter

Carter’s mom describes her fifteen-year-old son as, “….the most delightful and loving boy.”  More than anything, Carter loved spending time with his family and friends. Carter’s smile would light up his world and his favorite spot was the patio in his backyard where he could bask in the sun, hear the cardinals, and see the …

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Ana

Ana

Ana’s Mom endured a long, intense labor, battling infection and ending with an emergency c-section. After her traumatic birth, Ana was immediately put on oxygen and whisked from her mother’s arms. Scans indicated that her brain and spine were underdeveloped and over the following days, she had constant seizures that were so severe that they …

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Cash

Cash

Cash spent over half of his eight months of life in the hospital, undergoing countless procedures and multiple open heart surgeries. He was born in April 2019 with down syndrome and a serious heart condition that ultimately took his life. Cash wasn’t with his family for long, but he was adored by his parents, sister, …

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Tia

Tia

Tia was a fighter from day one.  She and her twin were born at 24 weeks gestation and both overcame many obstacles in their first year.  Mom shared that Tia fought especially hard for every ounce of freedom that she could get and through it all, she had a smile on her face.  She also …

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Daxus

Daxus

Daxus’ parents wrote on his wish application that they had come up with his name prior to getting pregnant.  As their anticipation and love grew, so did their tiny in utero baby who kicked for spicy foods and kept Mom’s mind on him constantly with his activity in her belly.  Sadly, Mom experienced a traumatic …

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Flint

Flint

Only 17 months on this earth, but showered with love every hour and every day – even though he never made it home. Flint was born with a rare condition called Heterotaxy, and it caused his internal organs to be misplaced in his body. The severity of the resulting complications had him undergo many surgeries, …

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Jason

Jason

Our goal at Wishes & More is to be able to support every child who qualifies for our programming through a wish and Scholarship of Hope; or with a Memorial gift. Social workers and personal referrals play an important role in helping us reach this goal – as do our financial donors. One of our …

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Lucas

Lucas

As Lucas’s mom was planning his 3rd birthday party, she noticed an irritated mosquito bite on his cheek and his face was warm to the touch. Being cautious, Mom & Dad took Lucas in to the doctor. Thinking that it could be the mumps, the doctor kept him overnight, but released him the following day …

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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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Wishes & More Celebration Day at Valleyfair

Join us as we celebrate the families and kids we’ve served since 2005! We are inviting all of our wish and memorial families to enjoy a day at Valleyfair on August 25th and have a special price for all of our donors and volunteers to join in the fun as well.

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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Carson

Carson

Carson was born with a congenital heart defect called hypoplastic left heart syndrome that resulted in many surgeries and eventually took his life. Carson was nicknamed ‘Chunky Monkey’ and ‘Mini Grinny’, after his Dad. He loved to talk, laugh, build things, and to be read to. Carson didn’t survive to receive his wish, so Wishes …

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Annabella

Annabella

Annabella was only six months old when she passed away. She was born with Cystic Fibrosis that resulted in liver and respiratory failure. In the words of Annabella’s Mom, “She smiled all the time no matter what she was going through, she had a happy personality”. Despite her difficult life, Annabella was resilient and her …

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Alexander

Alexander

Little Alexander was born with a rare metabolic mitochondrial disorder that took him far too soon. He was a great gift to his family and everyone who knew him for his short life. Alexander’s legacy lives on through consistent acts of kindness, encouraged by his loving parents. In lieu of a wish, Wishes & More …

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Ethan

Ethan

Ethan was an incredible, special baby who unfortunately spent much of his life in and out of the hospital. His mother called him her “Miracle Baby” and he never ceased to live up to this nickname every day.  Ethan was born with a Transposition of the Great Arteries, where essentially his small heart’s primary valves …

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Zelos

Baby Zelos was lovingly welcomed into the world on December 17, 2014. Zelos was such bundle of love and joy to his family. He loved to listen and bop along to music and enjoyed watching cartoons with his older siblings. Unfortunately, due to delays in his fetal development, he was born with Pyruvate Carboxylase Deficiency, …

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TaZirah

TaZirah

Baby TaZirah was born with a rare chromosomal condition called Mosaic Trisomy 18, causing severe developmental delays and life-threatening abnormalities. TaZirah’s mother asked Wishes & More®, on behalf of her two-year-old daughter, for a puppy that her baby girl could love and interact with. TaZirah and her Yorkie puppy were inseparable, and her family was so …

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