Wishes Granted

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

Brielle

Some parents want to wait until their child is older before they take their wish so they'll remember it. Because of the number of serious hospitalizations Brielle has had, they felt that 4 years…

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Brooke

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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Brooke

Surprised at wish presentation with her favorite princess, Elsa, Brooke and family had a great wish trip from start to finish! Starting with an early morning limo ride to the airport, then, once boarded,…

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C.J.

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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Caden

During what should have been fun, carefree years at high school with his lifelong friends, Caden was battling cancer. He had dreamed for years of visiting Atlantis, and his dream finally came true. …

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Cadence

After being declared cancer free, Cadence chose a wish she'd always dreamed about - to go to the beautiful beaches of Hawaii! The wish was made more special because her brother, who is in…

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Charlotte

Charlotte is non-verbal and communicates through a device using her foot. We were told that when she hears Disney music, she is ecstatic. We arranged a wish presentation with her favorite princess, Moana.…

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Charlotte

Charlotte couldn't wait to meet Belle at Disney! Charlotte and family were surprised with her favorite princess, Belle, at a special wish presentation. Picked up by Thomas Limo at 6 am, Charlotte…

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Christian

Our wish families have many anniversaries that they remember—the day they were told their child had a life-threatening condition is one that will forever be etched in their memory.
For one local family, they had barely…

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Clementine

Clementine was born with a rare condition that will require treatment for her entire life. Although she has many challenges, her smile and attitude shines through every single day. After a special wish…

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Codey

Codey's wish was to go to France and be an exchange student. A first for Wishes Can Happen, Codey made life long friends and made memories to last forever!

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Colton

Colton is a very sweet and kind little boy who has endured a heart transplant. Colton's wish was to go to Disney! He has a precocious little sister that is his best friend,…

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Colton

Colton chose a beach wish since he has NEVER been to the beach after completing treatments for cancer. The family decided on Hilton Head, SC. A wish presentation with his favorite food and…

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Dallas

Born with many medical problems, Dallas will need lifelong care due to mobility and other issues. Wishes Can Happen helped to ease the burden of each day by purchasing a special lift to enable…

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Daniel

Daniel's wish was a lot of fun for us! A huge NY Yankees fan, his wish was to go to a home game in NYC and see the sights! The family was…

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David

Getting David to Disney required careful planning and collaboration with his medical staff. Having had long hospitalizations in PICU this year, the family couldn't wait until he was well enough to finally have this…

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Deagon

Deagon is diagnosed with a rare disease and the family really looked forward to having some 'normal' time together. He loved being in the pool at Give Kids the World, as it was only…

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Dennis

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

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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Drayke

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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Dylan

Dylan's wish was to have a special player experience with his favorite team - the Cleveland Cavaliers. While Dylan had interactions with Larry Nance, Jr., during the course of his treatment, Nance promised him once…

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Dylan

Dylan was happy to share his wish with his little brother and two sisters. None of them had ever flown before, so it was a very exciting time! After checking in with the…

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Eli

Born with multiple heart defects causing congestive heart failure and numerous surgeries, Wishes Can Happen heard that this family was hoping to take their kids to Disney. We got in touch, and off they…

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Elise

Elise loves all the Disney princesses, but especially Moana. Moana was thrilled to bundle up on a cold day in January to come to Ohio to tell Elise all about her upcoming wish. …

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Emanuel

Lovers of nature and the outdoors, Emanuel and family chose to drive to their wish destinations in Georgia to enjoy the beautiful colors of Fall. They enjoyed 4 nights at beautiful Skidaway State Park…

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Emerson

Emerson is an only child born with multiple life threatening conditions. Watching her parents interact with her, you know that Winnie the Pooh was right when he said, "Any day spent with you is…

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Emily

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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Emily

Emily is the sweetest 7-year-old with the biggest smile. Her wish was to see Mickey and Minnie, her two favorite characters. Emily along with her mom and dad and two siblings went to Disney, Universal…

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Emmeline

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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Ethan

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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