Wishes Granted

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

Jessy

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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Julia

Julia Wishes For Disney and Dolphins!

Julia and her twin brother are both afflicted with cystic fibrosis. All the kids had a great time on Julia’s special wish – and especially liked getting up close and...

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Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn and her family are wild about princesses and all things Disney. Give Kids the World provided an amazing experience they'll remember for a lifetime!

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Kendall

When Wishes Can Happen came along and offered a wish to Kendall, it couldn't have come at a better time to lift her spirits! We sent her to Give Kids the World, where she enjoyed...

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Kenley

5-year old Kenley loves princesses, especially Elena of Avalor, Ariel, Belle, and Rapunzel. It was Elena who shared the news that Kenley and her family would be traveling to Give Kids the World for a...

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Kevin

History Buff - Kevin Gets to Fly in a B-17!

Kevin was so excited about it, he could hardly contain himself. You see, Kevin was the biggest history buff there was, and had a very special...

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Korey

Korey is a 14 year old who loves playing games on the computer – and not just any games, he love the SIMS reality games, and creating cartoons. Korey also planned to use his system...

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Laura

Wishes Can Happen does many wishes for children in Amish Country. We received this wish request via a letter from Laura, since the family is Amish and has no phone. Her wish was granted inside...

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Lauren

All Lauren wanted was a golf cart so she could drive around the neighborhood and visit her friends.

“Your kindness has made a very positive impact on Lauren’s life during this very trying time. You have...

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Levi

Levi's face is priceless when he's told he's going to Disney! Doesn’t this picture about say it all? This was Levi’s precious face, captured at the exact moment he was told that he was going...

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Logan

A seemingly healthy athletic young man, dreaming of all the things that seniors in high school dream about – prom, graduation, senior trips. But what he never could have dreamed became a reality when he...

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Loryn

Loryn chose to visit Disney for two days and then travel to Jacksonville, FL, where she and her family stayed on a beach resort. The family had two days of fun at Adventure Landing (a...

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Lyric

Lyric and her family had a wonderful time on their cruise. Lyric's favorite moment was her surprise swim with the dolphins in Jamaica!

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Madison

Madison was born with Truncus Arteriosus and DiGeorge syndrome. Within hours of her birth, she was rushed into her first major surgery. With a hole in the heart and one ventricle, the doctors had to...

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Matthew

Little Matthew likes everything that other little boys love -- trains, planes and automobiles. But what thrills him more than anything is John Deere stuff! And who has more "stuff" than our very own Hartville...

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Megan Rose

Megan Rose enjoyed an amazing trip to Give Kids the World, with day trips to Disney and other theme parks.

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Micah

Micah wanted to see Mickey and so off he went on a big jet plane!

Micah was born with hypoplastic left heart and has endured many painful surgeries and procedures in his young life, but he...

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Nasir

Nasir's life has been interrupted lliterally hundreds of times with hospital admissions due to the severe pain associated with his condition. When we first talked to him and he said he wanted a shopping...

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Nathan

Nathan Wishes For PERRY MAN CAVE!

Nathan was an standout at Perry in more ways than one! When diagnosed with a difficult cancer, his wish to us was for his bedroom to be turned into a...

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Nathan

Nathan said that he knew it could be dangerous to meet your hero...

...but his hero, bass guitar maker Carl Thompson of New York City, didn’t disappoint. Nathan and his father spent a fun-filled, long...

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Nathaniel

Shopping sprees are another popular wish request received by Wishes Can Happen. Recently diagnosed with cancer, fourteen year old Nathaniel had a definite wish list of ‘must haves’ that included gaming systems, a laptop, and...

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Nick

A true sports fanatic, Nick wanted to go to the NBA All Star Game

Nick was treated to the NBA All-Star Game, Celebrity Game, Jam Session and more! Nick proudly displays jerseys and warm-ups given to...

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Paiten

Full of sunshine and personality, this little girl named Paiten is a real force to be reckoned with – and her illness was NO MATCH for her at all! She took all of the Ohio...

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Peyton

Since being diagnosed with a heart condition, Peyton tires a bit more than he used to. His wish trip was exactly what the doctor ordered for this fine young man! Getting to enjoy...

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Rachel

Reba McEntire declares to Rachel, ""You Made My Day!""

From the time Rachel was a little girl, she called Reba her angel. When offered a wish from Wishes Can Happen, there was no question as to...

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Raythnia

Rathynia was a country girl through and through. She knew every word by heart to every country song. So when it came time for her wish, she asked us to send her to the Country...

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Samantha

Samantha shares the dream of so many little girls her age...

...the dream of meeting the princesses at Disney. Wishes Can Happen made her special dream come true – beginning with the bright and early...

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Samantha

Samantha is an only child who has had a lifelong battle with a difficult illness. Along with her mom and dad, her wish took her to the beautiful island of Oahu in Hawaii! ...

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Samuel

Samuel's wish was to go to Disney for a couple of days and then travel to Clearwater, Florida, where he would visit the beach for the first time! From meeting Sesame Street characters to seeing...

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