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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David

David’s mom was five months pregnant when she learned that the baby she was carrying would be born with an extremely complicated heart defect. She knew, before she was able to hold him in her arms, that he would require three heart surgeries. His first one was when he was 6 months old and that …

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Aaliyah

Our goal at Wishes & More is to grant, to the biggest extent possible, the heartfelt wish of a child. One of the most challenging wishes to grant is a “Wish to Meet” opportunity because we have to rely completely on the person the wish child requests to meet. Aaliyah’s wish was to meet a …

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Gabby

Gabby

Social workers play large roles in our wish kid’s lives as they match them with opportunities that are needed as they go through their medical journeys.  Frequently, social workers are the referral sources to match wish kids with our organization – which is what happened when Gabby’s family was introduced to WAM.  Gabby and her …

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Corbin

Corbin

Corbin is an avid outdoorsman and loves anything to do with hunting, fishing, exploring, and trail riding.  He also loves being out on the water and hanging out at his family cabin in Aitkin.  In the Spring of 2019, Corbin suddenly began vomiting on a regular basis. His parents were concerned but had a hard …

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Hannah

Hannah

In 2018, we met a beautiful teenage girl who was standing by for a kidney transplant and surviving through dialysis treatments as a substitution for her non-functioning kidneys. Hannah shared her wish for a shopping spree at the MOA and IKEA and we were delighted to help lift her spirits as she decided where and …

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Isaac in pool

Isaac

Isaac is the youngest sibling in a family of six and you can see by the photos how loved he is by the whole family.  With three older sisters to dote on him, he gets a lot of attention and affection.  Isaac struggles with a series of health complications resulting from Spina Bifida and has spent …

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Tanner

Tanner

We granted Tanner’s wish to outfit a bunk house at his parent’s cabin in Northern, WI in 2019 (https://www.facebook.com/wishesandmore/posts/3554922301200540). Three months after he cut the ribbon on his bunk house wish, he rang the bell for his last day of radiation! The end of treatment is always a major celebration. But what most people don’t …

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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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Marcon

Marcon

Marcon’s premature birth wreaked havoc on his little body. Doctors instantly recognized that his respiratory system did not have enough time to develop correctly, which led to a host of very serious lung issues – including chronic hypoxemic respiratory failure, severe chronic lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, and chronic pulmonary aspiration. Needless to say, Marcon had …

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Marie-Martins

Marie-Martins

People from all over the world come to our very own Mayo Clinic in Rochester to receive top-notch treatment. Our precious little wish child is one of them.  Four year old Marie-Martins came from Nigeria to receive her treatments for Pineal Blastoma (a brain tumor).  Not only is she undergoing traumatic and intense treatments, she’s …

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Kage

Kage

In March 2020, Jenifer & Dan were blessed with a baby boy. All they wanted was for a healthy baby; however, Kage was diagnosed with congenital heart disease and was immediately connected to monitors and machines to keep him alive. Kage fought every day for a grueling month before he sadly passed away. His obituary …

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kenley

Kenley

Danielle and Jareth were thrilled with the anticipation of the birth of their baby girl. The excitement turned to fear when she arrived extremely early, at only 22 weeks, and weighing a mere 14.5oz. Right away, their precious Kenley was given a very poor prognosis…but her doctors obviously didn’t know this tiny girl was such …

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Cary

Cary

A wonderful reminder of our “why”! Enjoy reading this thoughtful note from Mom! “Our daughter, Cary Lynn, qualified for a wish from Wishes & More due to her having several life limiting medical conditions. Cary Lynn is complex and doesn’t get to go out much or travel due to a compromised immune system. COVID shrunk …

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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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Karson

Karson

Thanksgiving wasn’t the same for many people this year; for Karson, it was VERY different as he spent it in anticipation of his Wish Day on FRIDAY!  This six-year-old struggles with spina bifida, hydrocephalus, chiari malformation, and neurogenic bowel & bladder (inability to control,) and yet this bundle of energy doesn’t let any of these difficulties slow …

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Milo

Milo

Milo was a very happy baby, but as he grew, he started exhibiting problems with movement of his limbs, especially his right arm.  At 6-months-old, his parents knew something serious was wrong. After a whirlwind roller coaster of procedures and testing, his doctors confirmed that Milo has cerebral palsy caused by a congenital brain malformation. …

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Emmalee

Emmalee

Meet Emmalee! She is currently in her Senior Year at Sebeka High School and just like many other teens, COVID has taken away a lot of the fun activities of her final year of HS – but so has her diagnosis of kidney disease. Her condition has continued to worsen throughout her life to 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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Brandyn

Brandyn

Meet our warrior wish baby – Brandyn! This little guy just had a big milestone and Wishes & More was incredibly happy to be a part of the big celebration! Brandyn was born at 28 weeks with Down Syndrome and a critical heart condition. His frightened mother found out that before he would ever be …

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Lilah

Lilah

Seven-year-old, Lilah has struggled all her life with an extremely rare genetic disorder that is destroying nerve cells in her brain and spinal cord. She is one of only 10 people in the US with this disease – but she has beaten the odds by her will to stay alive and and has outlived her …

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Brice

Brice

Last September, Chris & Christine became concerned about their 9-month old son, Brice, because he had become irritable and appeared to be in pain. A trip to their pediatrician resulted in a diagnosis of an ear infection and, yet, a couple weeks later, he still wasn’t the healthy, happy baby they knew. Back to the …

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Marques

Marques

Marques was born with congenital heart disease and had his first open heart surgery at just 12 days old. With continued monitoring, he was able to live a relatively normal life for the next 14 years and then things began to change. He started to have issues with breathing, chest pain, high blood pressure and, …

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