Here are just a few of the over 1,500 wishes Wishes Can Happen has granted over the past 35 years!
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…Read More
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…
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…Read More
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…
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…
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…Read More
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…
Nolan and little brother Oliver are truly best friends! Close in age and big Star Wars fans, they were surprised at their wish reveal with Darth Vader, a Storm Trooper and Princess Leia. …Read More
After going through chemo and radiation for cancer, OLIVIA’S first wish request to us was to attend a summer session at The French Pastry School in Chicago because she is fascinated with baking. Unfortunately,…Read More
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…Read More
Peter wanted to travel to Disney and Universal for his wish, but during his treatments, ran into complications that made travel difficult. So instead of sending Peter on a trip, Wishes Can Happen brought the…Read More
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…Read More
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…
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…Read More
2/22/22 Raphael loves his aquatic therapy and for his wish he chose a hot tub. Along with his hot tub, we added in some additional handles, towels, neck ring, towel warmer and light blue tooth…Read More
Raya so looked forward to her Disney wish trip! After a year delay due to the pandemic she had a special send off when her favorite princess showed up to wish her a wonderful trip…Read More
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…Read More
Diagnosed with an extremely painful form of Sickle Cell that has caused this young man to have numerous hospitalizations, Ronnelle had really looked forward to taking his wish trip. When he found out he…Read More
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…
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! …Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
Shae had the perfect Ohio winter wish - GET OUT OF TOWN! She wanted to go somewhere really warm and sunny, so off she went to spend some time in a lovely house with…Read More
Simon's cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment certainly changed the plans this teenager had. Designing a gaming computer system helped him, and he counted the hours until it arrived! Because of COVID, some parts…Read More
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.…
Stetson is a little boy with an upbeat personality, always with a quick joke and a big smile. He waited for what must have seemed like forever to a little boy for his wish.…Read More
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…Read More
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…
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,…