Wishes Granted

Here are just a few of the over 1,500 wishes Wishes Can Happen has granted over the past 35 years!


Alex wishes for a Disney Cruise and Vacation!

“We can’t say enough about Wishes Can Happen. You made a dream come true for Alex. You are all awesome in every way. Our time together and memories...

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Ali (left) enjoys her ice cream for breakfast at Disney!

Ice cream for breakfast? YOU BET! That’s how it goes at the Give Kids the World village where little Ali and her brothers had the best...

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Allie was so excited when her brother Jack received a wish from Wishes Can Happen -- home gym equipment! It took Allie a while to choose her wish and she eventually decided on a french...

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Alyssa gets to be a Princess for a Day!

Alyssa being shy at her radio station interview for the upcoming Wish-A-Thon sponsored by AultCare, Mix94.1 and News-Talk 1480 WHBC.

“Early in the day Alyssa learned that she...

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Andrew gets his own personal ""Field Of Dreams""

This was certainly a first for Wishes Can Happen – a wish for a baseball field!

Andrew loved baseball as a little boy growing up, and that love didn’t...

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Ben wishes for an All-Inclusive vacation with his friend!

Shortly after kicking cancer’s butt, Ben wanted to go an all-inclusive resort with his parents and best friend, Adam. All he wanted to do was hang out...

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Brandon's wish took him to Key West!

Brandon so looked forward to his special wish. Although he’s old enough to drive, he didn’t ask for a car. He just wanted to go to a beach destination...

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Brayden may be missing a couple of front teeth, but she surely didn’t miss out on any fun when she visited all of her favorite parks in Florida!

Wishes Can Happen arranges for all of...

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American Sweetheart Wishes for American Girl Doll Trip

We asked, ""What does little Brooke want or need?"" Mother replied, ""Well, she'd like an American Girl doll,"" and that was all we needed to hear! Arrangements were...

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CJ Meets Skateboard Legend, Rob Dyrdek

CJ received his wish of meeting Rob on the set of his hit TV show called Fantasy Factory. In addition, while in California, the family visited the Disney parks, Sea...

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DJ was determined that no one would treat him differently and that he was going to win the fight against cancer. A beloved only child, his mom and dad agreed that they would try...

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Donchae and his siblings had always wanted to meet Mickey and the other Disney characters. Wishes Can Happen made it a reality! In coordination with Give Kids the World, Donchae's family traveled to the resort...

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You know the song, “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes . . . “

...well, it couldn’t have been more true for this little family who had the wish of a lifetime. Wearing...

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Princess Emily:

Emily's wish was simple – ""A birthday party, please,"" said the soft spoken little girl. Wishes Can Happen turned her special day into a Grand Ball where she was crowned a true ""Princess.""

The scroll...

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Emmeline's wish takes her and family to Disney!

Wishes Can Happen sent 11 year old Emmeline and her five brothers and sisters to Disney for her special wish. Diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor earlier this...

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A standout in football, Ethan’s size made him a worthy opponent.

Cancer didn’t knock him down for long. Sailing through his treatments to a quick remission, Ethan is now cancer free. Ethan is a well-spoken young...

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Evan loved EVERY SINGLE THING about his wish. Just look at that smile on that face – is there any doubt at all? After having gone through many scary and painful procedures due to his...

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Faith had more than a little faith that Wishes Can Happen could make her wish come true!

She dreamed of attending the American Music Awards in Hollywood with her parents and best friend. With...

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Finnegan couldn’t stop smiling, no way – no how, and a wonderful time was had by this little family at Give Kids the World.

Earning his mouse ears early in the trip, “Finn” enjoyed the sunshine...

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A princess at heart, Gabi wanted to go to California Disney and meet as many as possible.

An honor student battling a rare brain tumor, Gabi carefully planned her trip so that she wouldn’t miss a...

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Diagnosed with a very rare condition that requires Gabriel to have a liver transplant, his family wanted to experience his wish prior to the surgery. Starting with a special invitation into the cockpit of...

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Greggory's wish had a little bit of everything in it, and every little bit of it was FUN! Greggory enjoyed horseback riding with the ocean as a backdrop. He especially enjoyed a snorkeling trip, ahh,...

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DISNEY! - Trip for Griffin and his four brothers!

When offered a wish, Griffin (pictured with hands up) immediately screamed out, 'DISNEY!'

Griffin and his four brothers are just the perfect age to enjoy all the wonder...

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Hannah LOVES Elsa and EVERYTHING FROZEN, so heading to Disney and meeting her favorite princess, Elsa, was just the ticket for this little cutie! Happily sharing every detail of her wish with anyone that will...

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Hatti's Wish = Remodeled Bedroom

Hatti was a kind and loving little girl with a smile that was contagious. She had a very rare cancer and fought it valiantly, always hopeful, always smiling.

Hatti thought about asking...

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Jack, 13 years old, was born with a lung disease called Cystic Fibrosis (CF). It’s a disease that affects the lungs and many CF kids cannot keep up with their peers during physical activities. Jack...

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The trip was amazing!

Every single day Jaden said to me that it was the ""best day ever,"" and honestly we haven't seen him that happy in a long time. I know this sounds silly, but...

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Diagnosed with a brain tumor at just six years old, Jaiden has undergone two surgeries in an attempt to resect the tumor. Because of its location, complete removal is not possible. Prior to...

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Jessica's trip to Maui, Hawaii. (Jessica is holding the purse)

""I want to thank you so much for your generosity in planning my Wishes Can Happen trip to Hawaii. We all enjoyed everything you did for...

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Easton Towne Center Shopping Spree for Jessy

Diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Jessy lost quite a bit of weight during treatment and wanted to go on a shopping spree at Easton Towne Center in Columbus to replenish...

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