Wishes Granted

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

Marcus

3 night stay at Staybridge Suites where the family was provided a welcome basket of snacks.
Family of 5 attended OSU football game and Marching Band Skull Session immediately prior.
Visited LEGO Land Discovery Center and COSI....

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Marquia

Marquia and her sister are inseparable. When a hospital admission threatened to postpone Marquia's wish trip, her sister never left her side, night or day. When they were finally on the long-awaited wish...

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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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Rakaya

There may be no truer love story than that of Rakaya and her mother, Lorie. This pair battles day-in and day-out, challenging each day to be as great as the previous. When mom learned she...

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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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Serenity

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

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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Summer

Summer absolutely loves animals! If she could go to the zoo every day, she would. So, it only made sense that her wish was to visit the world-famous San Diego Zoo, Safari Park, and Sea...

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Tim

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

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

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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