Ivanna

Ivanna

Recently, Wishes & More provided memorial funds to the  parents of a precious 6-month-old. This little angel was the youngest of four sisters and brought an incredible amount of joy to her household from day one.  Just days after enjoying her first Christmas, Ivanna took her final breath. Her heart wrenching obituary read, “Her wide …

Ivanna Read More »

Mateo

Mateo

Mateo is an active, playful 3-year-old from Brooklyn Park battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. He is the middle child of three and this little cutie loves playing with cars & balls, and has a fascination with bugs. Our Wish Wizards spoke with Mateo’s parents with the help of a fantastic Spanish-speaking interpreter. They learned of his love …

Mateo Read More »

Linae

Linae

Bragging is typically something moms and grandparents do, but we are so proud of our former Wish Kid Linae, that we can’t help but do a big shout out about what she’s accomplished and where she is now! You may remember Linae’s wish from 2019 – she visited Washington DC and we included a special …

Linae Read More »

John

John

John’s critical condition requires water therapy 4-5 days per week; however, his family let us know that the therapy location isn’t nearby or convenient and, with five other kids, they are unable to make the drive as much as is needed. The other option of him receiving warm water therapy in the bathtub also became …

John Read More »

Rya

Rya

Everybody loves “small world” connections that weave through our lives. Like those people you meet on vacation in Florida, who knew your best friend when they were kids. Or in this case, the two little girls diagnosed with a very similar cancer who live in small towns just 20 miles from each other – who BOTH received …

Rya Read More »

Hazley

Hazley

Hazley is a fun and spunky Halloween baby who turned four this year!  This young family was having dinner one night when her dad lifted her up and felt something abnormal in her stomach. By the next week, Hazley was in surgery to remove a tumor and started treatment immediately afterwards. For 7-1/2 months, this …

Hazley Read More »

Lola

Lola

Three-year-old Lola is a HUGE fan of Minnie Mouse. Throughout her little life, Lola has used Minnie as a coping and comfort tool. Unfortunately, this blue eyed sweetheart, with bouncing curls, visits doctors quite often as a result of her extremely rare genetic condition. Mom relayed, “Minnie goes everywhere with us. Minnie keeps us brave when at appointments. And …

Lola Read More »

Brody

Brody

Brody is an outdoorsy 10-year-old who suffers from a rare bone disease. His diagnosis has meant surgery and months of chemotherapy, but the family stayed strong and so did Brody! When our volunteers talked with this adventuresome kid, he had many things to say! He talked about wanting to be a cowboy and pretending to ride bulls. Then he …

Brody Read More »

Will

Will

Will was born with congenital heart disease and doctors told his parents that he would require on-going treatment and quite a few surgeries as he grew. Now at the age of 12, he’s become more aware of the gravity of his condition and, not surprising, he has suffered ongoing anxiety and fear surrounding his checkups …

Will Read More »

Kingston

Kingston

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more inquisitive mind than Kingston’s, especially when it comes to outer space! This twelve-year-old from White Bear Lake can often be found with his gaze turned upward. Kingston came to Wishes & More because he has a rare, life-threatening blood disorder that causes the formation of blood clots in …

Kingston Read More »

Matthew

Matthew

Matthew’s mom served 20 years in the Army Reserve including a year’s deployment in Iraq when he was just three-years-old. But her greatest challenge came more recently in 2021 when, as a single mom, her 17-year-old son, Matthew, was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma – a rare cancer of the bone or soft tissue. His diagnosis …

Matthew Read More »

Elias

Elias

Elias struggles with a genetic condition that has adverse effects on his whole body, including his ability to eat or speak. He’s battled this severe condition every day for the past 18 years and requires round the clock care, shared by two nurses, but he’s also enjoyed many happy moments with his loving family. As a single …

Elias Read More »

Emma

Emma

Meet Emma!  She’s a happy 11-year-old from North Branch who loves nothing more than swimming! In fact, she had her mind made up on a pool wish even before we met with her. She’s a little fish in the water and her medical team shared that it is great therapy for her and fulfills her need for …

Emma Read More »

Addie

Addie

Thirteen-year-old Addie began experiencing pain in her right leg that came from nowhere and wasn’t going away.   This led to numerous scans and testing and no one in her family will forget September of 2021 when they determined the source – B-Cell Lymphoma.  Mom describes her as “humble, kind, strong, brave, and a very driven …

Addie Read More »

Max

Max

Wishes & More had the pleasure of surprising one of our wish kids with his Wish Reveal at our Fall Beer & Wine Sampling Event.  Thirteen-year-old Max reluctantly agreed to be introduced as a “Wish Kid” in front of our 120+ attendees.  He’s a very shy young man – unless he is on a baseball, football or …

Max Read More »

Kenna

Asiya

Asiya is a sweet 9-year-old from Roseville who’s challenged by cerebral palsy and is also battling heart disease. Despite these difficulties, she is an incredibly sweet and smiley little lady with a family who simply adores her. Her therapist has set a goal to get Asiya outside more and her family thought that a trip would inspire …

Asiya Read More »

Ryla

Ryla

High school commencement is a date to look forward to and remember, but not in the way it will be remembered by Ryla. Due to a genetic condition, this strong-willed young lady has dealt with benign tumors along her nerve lines all of her life. And for the last 11 years she has dealt with …

Ryla Read More »

Nevaeh

Nevaeh

The first thing people notice about nine-year-old Nevaeh is her infectious, bright, and beautiful smile. It rarely leaves her face, despite her daily struggles with a congenital brain malformation and severe seizure disorder. Nevaeh is nonverbal, uses a wheelchair, functions developmentally at a two-year-old level, and is surrounded by love! Nevaeh, and her 11 siblings, all have …

Nevaeh Read More »

Edward

Edward

Four years ago, Edward was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at age 5. This diagnosis shrunk his world, which soon revolved around constant doctor visits and medical procedures. Throughout the pandemic, he and his family had to be very, very careful due to the lack of his immune system, so even leaving the house made …

Edward Read More »

Layla

Layla

Layla was a senior in high school when she was brought to the ICU having experienced a seizure, partial paralysis and loss of speech. It took two agonizing months for doctors to ultimately confirm that she has a high-grade malignant glioma – brain cancer. She immediately underwent radiation and chemo while keeping up her schoolwork and …

Layla Read More »

Victor

Victor

All things are not created equal for siblings and that goes for triplets as well. Victor, a triplet from Columbia Heights, was born with a rare syndrome called Polymicrogyria that, among other things, causes epileptic episodes. This sweet 10-year-old shares many things with his brothers, but fortunately they don’t share this diagnosis. As Victor has gotten …

Victor Read More »

Agnes

Agnes

Little Agnes was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) when she was 19 months old and she also happens to have Mosaic Down Syndrome. According to her mom, her sweet, happy, loving disposition makes her a favorite of her doctors, nurses, and therapists and has helped her family have a positive outlook as they navigated her cancer …

Agnes Read More »

Laura

Laura

Laura was born with a congenital heart condition (Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy) that typically shows itself in the teen years and for Laura, it struck strong and quickly progressed at age 15. In April 2019, Laura had her first open heart surgery to lessen the thickness of the wall of her heart; however, two years later, she …

Laura Read More »

Dahlia

Dahlia

A few days after Dahlia was born, her adoring parents learned that she had signs and symptoms consistent with a rare genetic condition called Walker Warburg Syndrome – a congenital muscular dystrophy and muscle eye brain disease.  Surgeries, breathing tubes, numerous tests & pokes, therapies and countless meetings with doctors, nurses and specialists all became …

Dahlia Read More »

0
    0
    Your Cart
    Your cart is emptyReturn to Shop