Wishes Granted

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


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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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'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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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 chose Disney for two days then her family traveled to Jacksonville to stay at a resort on the beach. While in Jacksonville they went to Adventure Landing (a waterpark) for two days. They also...

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Serenity and her family longed for a vacation together -- anything to forget the constant aches and pains Serenity has to endure day in and day out. Their goal was to just get away and...

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Stephanie's wish was for a Senior Trip/Shopping Spree!

Stephanie spent much of her high school years battling Aplastic Anemia. She had looked forward to the fun she would have with her dear friends her senior year....

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Tim is limited in mobility and so his wish was very simple.

It didn’t take him far from home, rather landed him right in his backyard with special equipment so that he can enjoy the...

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Titianna Dreams of Becoming a Model

What's the perfect wish for a teenager who wants to become a model? Shopping and seeing the sights in New York City!

Titianna told us special places she wanted to visit,...

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Trinity's life makes the local news and touches Justin Bieber's heart

Trinity excelled at so many things – especially school. The brightest of the bright she was. She loved cheerleading.

She loved her many friends at school....

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