Our Children's Wishes
Dylan was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy and is wheelchair bound. He enjoys playing video games and watching scary movies. He also enjoys comedy shows like the Impractical Jokers and Saturday Night Live. He is looking forward to a second wish.
Kaley, age 9 was born with a Chromosome 6 deletion and was diagnosed with stage four Lymphoma. Kaley's favorite things are playing kitchen and playing with baby dolls. She is looking forward to a second wish to Disney World, Orlando, FL.
Las Vegas, NV
Gage was diagnosed Systemic Mastocytosis which affects the organs causing damage. even when in pain Gage is always kind to others he has a great heart and an amazing personality.
Rio Dell, CA
Faith was diagnosed Wilms Tumor, a form of childhood kidney cancer. She has had 4 surgeries removing half of her right kidney and, a quarter of her left. Despite her health issues she still smiles. Faith is looking forward to a second wish to Disney World, Orlando FL.
Casa Grande, AZ
In 2012, age 14 Julissa was diagnosed with an arteriovascular malformation at the top of her brain-stem and hydrocephalus due to the AVM. Julissa's condition left her unable to walk and feed herself. She is so strong in her faith in God and this is her lifeline. Julissa is looking forward to her second wish to Disney World, Orlando FL.
Logan was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy when he was 7 yrs old. He completely stopped walking by the age of ten and has been confined to a wheelchair. He loves Lego's and has always wanted to go visit Lego Land in Florida .
Sioux Falls, SD
Ona, age 17 was diagnosed with a mass on her brain. She started chemo as the only treatment is radiation as the cancer is inoperable. Ona still see magic in the world. Her wish is to meet Dwayne Johnson or Katy Perry.
Sofia, age 12 has curtis aphasia. She is blind in one eye and has sensory issues. She has issues with speaking swallowing and has feeding tube. Sofia also has a heart condition called Ectopic Atrial Tachycardia, and Hemihypertrophy. Sofia is a joyful, friendly girl who is passionate about cooking and life. She is looking forward to a second wish to Disney World in Orlando, FL
Brian, age 20 has had the right side of his brain removed leaving him with epilepsy, vision loss, and Cerebral Palsy. Despite his problems, he constantly smiles and never complains. He loves sports and music. His second wish is to go to Disney World in Orlando, FL.
Michael is 11 yrs old with a rare genetic disorder called Cardio-Facio- Ciraneous Syndrome. Even though Michael has been through lots of challenges he still manages to carry a sunshine smile. Michael is looking forward to a second wish to Disney World, Orlando, FL.
Olivia was diagnosed with stage 4 Neuroblastoma Cancer she also she needed a kidney transplant. Olivia's Aunt donated her kidney and now Olivia is doing well. Her wish is to go to Lego Land in Florida.
Trinity was born at 24 weeks. she was diagnosed with necrotizing enterocolitis (bowel was dying). Trinity loves All Star Cheerleading year round, and enjoys playing outside. She is looking forward to her second wish to Disney World, Orlando, FL.
South Elgin, IL
Johnathan, age 15 was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and at 8 years old he could no longer walk. He loves school and loves to swim. He has a pool so he can do therapy. Johnathan is looking forward to a second wish to Disney World in Orlando FL.
Savanna, age 15 was diagnosed with chronic Cystic Fibrosis , at birth. Her favorite things to do are watching You tube, going to the movies, and the beach. Her current wish is go to Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
Isabella, age 14 was born with TOF (tetraolgy of fallot) as well as as pulmonary stenosis, torticollis scoliosis, and hip dysplasia. She loves to cheer, dance, and loves sports. Her wish is to visit Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida with her family.
Arianna, age 18 has tuberous sclerosis complex; a life threatening disease that causes many medical issues.
St. Petersburg, FL
Imani, age 12 was diagnosed with an astrocytoma. She had surgery to remove the tumor followed by ongoing chemotherapy. However she is positive, happy, and is looking forward to her second wish to Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
Ethan, age 13 was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at birth. He is wheelchair bound which does not slow him down. Ethan loves video games and going to football games. Ethan is looking forward to a second wish to Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
West Lawn, PA
Timothy, age 13 has chronic lung disorder, and obstructive sleep apnea. Timothy is a happy child that is looking forward to a second wish to Disney World, Orlando, Florida.
Seth has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. He is very upbeat and positive. Seth loves watching The Food Network and eating out. He also enjoys playing Xbox and chatting with his gamer friends. Seth is looking forward to a second wish to visit the Wild Life Discovery Center in Key Biscayne, Florida.
Land O Lakes, FL
Giovanni, age 17 has chronic kidney disease and renal failure. He is currently waiting for a kidney transplant. Giovanni loves gaming and spends a lot of time on his Xbox. His second wish is to have a gaming station where he can stream, record, and develop gaming technology.
West Olive, MI
Zacharie, age 16 was born with a genetic brain disorder; Lissencephaly and has seizures . When Zacharie is healthy enough to smile or laugh he will do it all the time. He is looking forward to a second wish in Florida to swim with the dolphins.
Wesley Chapel, FL
Eric, age 14 is an amazing, fun-loving charismatic boy who has struggled with cardiac and pulmonary issues throughout his life. He is a patient in the Chronic Complex Clinic at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa, which is a primary care clinic for children with complex medical issues.
Jaiden-Michael, age 16 has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. He has gone through a double rod spinal fusion surgery in June 2019. He's a principal list student for all trimesters for the last three years. He is an outgoing, amazing, sweet, caring young man. He is very resilient in many aspects of life. He enjoys playing his PS4 with friends and family in his spare time. He's also a wonderful big brother. He helps his 9 year old sister with homework when needed.
Quartz Hill, CA
Kylee, age 18, was born with a right eye ptosis and couldn’t keep anything down. At age 4 1/2 years old Kylee was diagnosed with Mitochondrial Disease ( Mito) complex III and IV. Mito is a progressive disease, has no cure, and gives her limited life expectancy. She has had multiple surgeries which include a colectomy, g tube replacement, and fundoplication. Kylee’s second wish is to visit Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
Erica, age 19 was born with sickle cell disease. Erica is an honor roll student and enjoys playing games with her twin brother. Erica is looking forward to her second wish to Disney World and Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida
Justin, age 18 was diagnosed with a Crainiopharyngioma brain tumor in 2005. He endured three brain surgeries and six weeks of proton beam radiation. . Through all his struggles Justin has a heart of gold and is looking forward to his second wish to Disney World, Orlando Florida.
Aryeh is 19 yrs. old and has Angelman Syndrome Developmental delay, Cerebral Palsy, and Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome. He is non-verbal , non-mobile having only facial expressions . Aryeh is looking forward to his second wish to Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Andy, age 13 was born with many medical problems. At the age of 5 he was diagnosed with Gastroparesis, Autism and developmental delays. Andy attends school and he loves to play with his friends. Andy is a positive young boy that wishes to come to Orlando, Florida to visit Disney World.
Brandon, age 17 was born with partial trisomy 9Q, he was trached at 5 months old and is fed via a G-Tube. He has a unique ability to modify things to make anything possible for themselves. He loves watching peple and music. For someone who was given 2 months to live, he has made it this far against the odds.
Jenna, age 14 was diagnosed in 2014 with a rare incurable progressive brain disease called Moyamoya disease. Jenna has suffered a stroke and 20 mini strokes since age 6. Jenna is looking forward to her second wish to Disney World and Universal Studios in Orlando Florida.
Jesse is 15 years old and has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. He walked until he was 10. He has two sisters and two brothers. He likes to make his own rap songs and loves to play Fortnite online with his friends.
Nathan is 13 and has Duchene Muscular Dystrophy. Nathan stopped walking at 12 and is wheelchair bound. Nathan's favorite things to do are cuddling with his animals, doggie names biscuit and three boy cats named Lucky, Peanut, and Simba. Nathan also loves to play video games and draw. He also loves his little brother Timmy, who also has Duchene and is 5 and sister Izzy who is 7. His dream is to spend time with his family at Disney World.
Ryan is 16 yrs old and has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and has limited mobility. Ryan likes Star Wars and Marvel Movies. Ryan is looking forward to a second wish to Disney World in Orlando, Florida to see Star Wars Galaxy Edge.
Sergio is 17 Years old and has been fighting Leukemia sice he was 6 yrs old. Sergio has had 3 relapses and a stem cell transplant he is recovering from complications. Sergio loves Basketball and video games. Sergio is looking forward for his second wish to Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
Enzo is 9 years old he was born 3 weeks early on January 24,2012 and diagnosed with Downs Syndrome. In October 2014 he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Enzo had chemo treatments for over 3 years until April 2018. His wish is to go to Disney World and SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida.
Niko is a happy 9 year old boy born with Hypogammaglobulinemia a disease that causes him not to have any antibodies to fight off infections. This disease can cause him to easily catch any infectious disease. Despite his serious health condition Niko likes sports, video games and most of all he would like to have a second wish to Go to Disney World.
Palm Bay, FL
Abimael is an amazing 16-year-old boy born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2 with Scoliosis (SMA II). This debilitating disease is progressive and limits his ability to sit, walk, or stand on his own or and he eats through a g-tube. Despite his physical limitations Abimael maintains a positive attitude. He loves video games, interacting with others he attends church and family functions Abimael wants to go to Disney World and is looking forward to his second wish.
Kyler is 14 years old born with a severe heart condition Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. He underwent his first open heart before he was 7 days old and had many surgeries since then. He had a heart transplant in 2017 and still has complications. Through all of his struggles he is my Super Hero and would like a second wish to Disney World.
“Suzy” was born Maria Azucena Vazquez- Maldonado however, her family calls
her Suzy. Suzy was diagnosed in November 2013 with Leukemia ALL. After 2 yrs.
of treatment she seemed to do better until September 2018 she had a relapse.
Suzy was in hospital for 6 months because medication in pill form was not
available at that time. Maria finally received a medication to act as her Chemo
called Blina which worked well and she was able to come home. Suzy has finished
her treatment and is doing better now. We hope and pray that this nightmare
know as Leukemia is finally over for her and our family. Now she is looking
forward to her Second Wish to Disney World in Orlando Florida.
Des Plaines, IL
Raul Herrera was born December 21,2002 at Advocate Lutheran General hospital in Park Ridge, IL. He is the oldest of three children born to Lucia & Raul. Magali was born in 2005 and Valeria in 2016. Raul grew up in Des Plaines, IL where he currently resides with his family. Raul was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma when he was nine years old and underwent six rounds of chemotherapy and two weeks of raidiation. He was then in remission until he relapsed with the same cancer in January of this year. Raul used a wish from Make-A-Wish to go to Disney World on his tenth birthday. Raul is a Junior at Elk Grove High School. Raul is into music and art, he took AP Studio Art (graphic design) in school. He used to work at Panda Express before his relapse. His parents say that he is very nice and fun, though a little shy at times.
Jayla Christina Rodriguez is 14 year old. She has battled stage 4 brain cancer and endured chemo and radiation at the age of 5 years old. In January 2013 she was cancer free and left with some of the side effects the cancer left her with hearing loss and speech defect. Since then the cancer returned. Through her struggles she smiles and does her Art Therapy which has helped her through her journey in life. Jayla loves the Disney Princesses and Disney World and is so looking forward to her second wish to Disney World.
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