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Isabelle`s Wish for a piano

Isabelle’s Wish

Isabelle is a 9 year old with pulmonary hypertension, a type of high blood pressure that affects the arteries in the lungs and her heart. It is a serious illness that becomes progressively worse and can sometimes be fatal. Despite this, Isabelle’s mother, Sarah, describes her as “having an infectious spirit, she is optimistic and has a positive attitude.”

Isabelle’s condition means that she has physical limitations. She must carry a heavy oxygen tank with her at all times – a challenge for any 9 year old but particularly difficult for an underweight and easily fatigued child.

“Because of her condition, we know Isabelle is never going to be an athlete,” says Sarah, a Physical Education teacher. “But she can play the piano.” Isabelle showed an interest in learning to play since she was 5, and started saving money from birthdays and Christmas. For Isabelle, a piano meant empowerment – she would be able to do something just as well as, if not better than, any child.

Isabelle’s aunt contacted the Children’s Wish Foundation, and her wish for a grand piano was granted.

“I still have goosebumps thinking of that morning. The gratitude I have for the donors is indescribable,” says Sarah. “The first time she sat down at that piano, I felt hope. I thought: we can get through this. I still think that every morning when I see the piano”.

Despite Isabelle’s illness, the Platnars are bound by a deep love and extremely positive outlook. “Every day is a gift,” says Sarah. “Isabelle is a reminder to us to live life to the fullest.”

Read the full story here. 

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Avery`s Wish

Avery‘s Wish Camping trip to Gregg Lake

Because Avery has Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy, camping is a challenge. As Avery grew up, sleeping in his tent became harder. Combined with his surgeries, his body was changing and required different equipment. Camping required a lot of work; the family had to take two cars and strategically plan what they could bring to make Avery comfortable. Avery would always ask to stay longer but anything more than a weekend was out of the question because of his required medical supplies.

When Children’s Wish met with Avery to ask him what his most heartfelt wish would be, Avery’s parents, Jason and Amanda, suggested a trailer since Avery loved camping so much! Avery was so excited with this idea and the hunt for Avery’s Trailer began.

Avery met with the amazing team at All Star RV to pick out his trailer. He found a tent trailer big enough for his family, his wheelchair and all of his medical equipment. All Star RV even modified the entryway to support the weight of Avery’s wheelchair. He was so excited that his family went camping at Gregg Lake Provincial Park that very weekend, and ended up staying an extra night because Avery didn’t want to go home!

Avery’s Dad, Jason said, “Avery hasn’t caught a fish yet, but it’s only a matter of time, with all of the camping we’ll be able to do this summer and winter”.

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Wish Child Luke

Luke’s Wish

Luke finds freedom in water and is an amazing swimmer.  He was born December 2003 at just 28 weeks.  He weighed only 2.9 pounds and fought for his life during his first 27 days on a ventilator.  Luke was diagnosed with Arthrogryposis - a condition that affects his joints and muscles.  As soon as his heart and respiratory system would allow, he began his journey of physiotherapy and splinting.

Luke has taught his family many things in life through the obstacles and surgeries he has faced. In 2012, he had an ilizarov apparatus put onto his right leg to assist in healing his joints, which included 11 pins in his leg which were gradually tightened over a three month time period. Luke was a trooper and continued to maintain his positive attitude towards life.

Luke may be limited by his physical disability and related health issues, but he faces no fear or limitation when it comes to swimming. For his Wish, he wanted to go someplace warm to swim. A Disney Cruise would be a dream come true...and it did not disappoint.

The staff and never-ending entertainment, food and activities were a blast for Luke and his three brothers. Luke's number one highlight was snorkeling at Disney's private island- Castaway Car and spotting a barracuda!

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Wish Child Devon and his DUET bike

Wish Child Devon gets a DUET

When Devon was just one, his mother knew there was something wrong with her baby boy. She researched his symptoms and discussed it with his doctor. After multiple tests and hospital visits, Devon was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy.

Devon, now 7, has had many complications since his diagnosis in 2009. It has made day-to-day living for Devon and his family very difficult.

When Devon and his family were granted a Wish, he decided on going to Disneyland with his mom, Nichole and brother, Sean. On Christmas Day 2013, Wish Volunteers delivered his Wish package.

However, as Devon's hospital visits increased, so did Nichole’s worries about traveling out of the country.  Other options were discussed and Nichole mentioned they were always on a waiting list for borrowing a DUET Bike for the summer. That’s when the idea of getting Devon his very own DUET bike came to us. 

On June 12th, Children’s Wish presented Devon with his very own DUET bike and to everyone's surprise, Devon's brother, Sean, who had been so supportive, was not left out. Canadian Tire donated a bike to Sean and now the whole family can go cycling together safely.

"It means so much to have a wish granted and to see the smiles on my family's faces," said Nichole.

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Wish Child Hope

Hope’s Wish

When Hope was just two months, doctors confirmed that she had severe hearing loss in both ears and would need to wear hearing aids. Shortly after, Hope became very ill with pneumonia and was required to be fed through a tube. Doctors determined that during pregnancy, Hope’s brain was damaged from lack of oxygen. Hope was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy.

Today, Hope, now 4, must receive physiotherapy treatment daily. Despite all the hospital visits and various treatments she receives, she works hard each and every day to get better. Hope’s strength and courage has been an inspiration to everyone around her.

Hope’s Wish is to go on vacation with her family and get the chance to be a typical 4 year-old without the daily routines of hospital trips, physiotherapy and appointments.

“When you have a sick child, your world stops. We are so thrilled and thankful she will be able to experience something other than her sickness and have that chance to be a 4 year-old,” says Hope’s mother, Lindsay.

Your support can help Hope and her parents spend time together on a carefree vacation that is much deserved. Thank you for helping to create the magic of a wish.

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Pacey

Pacey's Wish

Pacey was diagnosed with leukemia at age three. He fought through everything, and went into remission. He was granted his wish when he was four years old, and decided to go to the most magical place in the world with his family; Disney World. Two years later, the cancer was back. This time, his battle lasted more than five years. Pacey stayed optimistic, saying “I beat this before, and I’ll beat it again!” Finally in 2010, Pacey was cancer free. His friends and family celebrated this milestone. “Having experienced cancer, and getting support from Children’s Wish when I was sick, really made me want to do something,” Pacey said.

Pacey is now 14 years old, and has organized fundraisers throughout the years to help grant a wish for another child. Every year, Pacey does the Wishmaker Walk for Wishes, and has been one of the top fundraisers. To date, Pacey has raised over $10,000 for Children’s Wish. Pacey’s motto is: “You get a wish, you give a wish”.  Thank you Pacey for granting a wish.

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Shaleah's wish

Shaleah's Wish

Shaleah Whitefish has met more doctors and more princesses than most children her age. In 2011, while in kindergarten, Shaleah was diagnosed with Wilms’ tumor, a rare childhood cancer of the kidney. One year later, her dream came true to visit Florida’s Disney World and meet Disney princesses. “It was a celebration for Shaleah, for finishing her chemo and beating cancer,” says Shawna Whitefish, Shaleah’s mom. “It was amazing for our whole family.” When Shaleah was diagnosed, the Whitefish family lived in Prince Albert. They soon moved to Saskatoon to be closer to Shaleah’s treatments at Royal University Hospital. “She was so brave,” says her mom. “She never had one day of whining or complaining about what she had to go through, even with all the needles and all the blood they had to take, she didn’t cry throughout the whole experience.” While at the hospital, Shawna learned about the Children’s Wish Foundation and, within two weeks of applying, Shaleah’s wish was granted. In November, one year after her diagnosis, the whole family – mom, dad Alton, little sister Taiya and grandparents Dorothy and Keith Thomas – spent a magical week at Give Kids the World Village, a fantasy resort in Disney World for children fighting life-threatening illnesses. “It’s hard to put into words how incredible the Children’s Wish Foundation is to do something so big for families when they’re going through the hardest time in their lives,” says Shawna. “Wishes really do come true.”

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Zander Family

Cody and Zander's Wishes

The importance of letting “kids be kids” is the precious souvenir that parents Denise and Kevin brought home from the wish cruise they enjoyed with their family. “This taught us that we were keeping the boys too close to home and that it was time to let them be kids.” Denise and husband Kevin have an extraordinary reason for being such watch parents to Cody and Zander. Both boys live with an inherited heart condition called Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia (CPVT). The condition results in ventricular rhythm patterns that can cause fainting and sudden death if left untreated in the first five minutes of an event. Kevin has the same heart condition. “We don’t go anywhere without our defibrillation machine,” said Denise. Cody’s wish was to go on a Disney Cruise with his family. “The cruise also allowed our family to slow down because we are always rushing off to doctor’s appointments for either Kevin or the boys.” A year after Cody had his wish, his little brother Zander, saw his special with fulfilled; he also chose a cruise but instead of a Disney he opted for the Norwegian Cruise Lines with its unique cast of characters. “Both cruises were wonderful for the boys, for all of us,” said Denise. “Our family was able to gain some much-need independence.”

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Jenn's Wish

Jenn's Wish

Jenn's Wish was a trip to Los Angeles, California, where she could spend time with her family. When she returned from her wish, Jenn wrote Children's Wish a letter, about how her wish was a way for her family to reconnect. Click here to read Jenn's full letter  (PDF).

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Riding a horse

Charli's Wish

Charli’s mother knew there was something seriously wrong with her and decided to take her into the hospital for some tests and blood work. Charli was admitted into the hospital by 10:30 a.m., and by the afternoon she received a phone call from her doctor to go to the oncology floor of the hospital. On November 19, 2012, Charli was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. At three years old, Charli began the battle of her life. The possibility of having Charli’s wish granted means more to her and her family than she can imagine. “To think that at the end of this unwanted journey we can have an amazing experience makes getting to the end a lot easier,” says Charli’s mom, Carly. Charli is just like any other three year old. She loves to paint, her favorite colour is purple, and she loves dolphins. That’s why Charli’s wish is to go on vacation with her family. The anticipation of her wish has made Charli stronger each and every day. Charli got to ride a horse in the ocean, and have a carefree vacation to create lasting memories with her family.

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Dolphins Kiss

Makayla's Wish

Makayla is 14-years-old and loves to play soccer. In fact, she’s the goalie, which means she’s the backbone of her team… the final defense… the person the team relies upon most. Pair this with Makayla’s love for painting and the board game monopoly, and you’ve met a creative, methodical strategist. She truly is a remarkable young lady. Makayla looks up to Canadian national soccer team goal keeper, Karina LeBlanc. Makayla was diagnosed in 2014 with a brain tumor. After her surgery to remove her brain tumor, she received one of Karina’s keeper gloves and a get well card. When Makayla is of age, she wishes one day to play for our Canadian national soccer team. Makayla’s wish was to go on an incredible 7 night Western Caribbean Cruise on the Oasis of the Seas, the largest cruise ship in the world, with her twin sister Mackenzie, her sister Suella, her mom Michelle and step-dad, Tony; a wish that her whole family will never forget!

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LEGO Land

Gregory's Wish

Gregory is 16 and he loves hockey, and video games. His favorite team is the Ottawa Senators. He not only enjoys watching all their games and cheering for his team, but he also likes to play the NHL video games, managing his very own Ottawa Senators’ franchise. When he is older Gregory wants to be either a video game designer, or the General Manager of the Ottawa Senators. Gregory has a very rare form of cancer (MPNST - cancer of the connective tissue surrounding nerves) as well as autism. Gregory does not let these things slow him down; he does well in school, likes his teachers, and has many wonderful friends. Gregory's Wish was to travel to Anaheim, California to the Disneyland Resort, LEGOLand, & Sea Life Aquarium! 

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Pheonix

Phoenix's Wish

One wish brought together two families and a lifetime of memories. Wish Child Phoenix had a heart transplant when she was just less than six months old. Phoenix was diagnosed with a condition where the heart enlarges and operates at a fraction of its capacity; she was getting weaker by the day, and was put on the waiting list for a transplant. After 37 days of waiting, Phoenix’s parents received a call that they had a heart for Phoenix. Months prior, a two-year-old girl had passed away from a drowning accident while vacationing with her family. The tragedy left her family distraught and in unthinkable pain. Natalia’s mother Sylvia believed that something good had to come out of this tragedy and so she approached doctors about organ donation. Phoenix’s heart transplant came from Natalia, and the transplant was a success. Four months after the surgery, Phoenix’s mother Robin, nervously wrote an anonymous letter to the donor family. The two women continued to communicate for a year through phone calls and e-mails before arranging to meet. The two families met at Disney World where they sat in a restaurant for hours. Robin pulled out a stethoscope and listened to her daughter’s heart that was now beating in Phoenix. Her daughter’s heart saved another little girl’s life, and created a bond between two families that can never be broken. Children’s Wish granted Phoenix her wish, and the two families came together to share Phoenix’ wish on a Disney Cruise. “We laughed, cried, and laughed until we cried. There were so many special moments,” Robin said. They created unforgettable memories built by an unbreakable bond.

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Kyle's Wish

Every so often a wish comes along that reminds us of how impactful a wish can be – for a child and a community . Kyle has loved riding bikes since he was four years old. His first bike experience was riding downhill with no brakes. Not surprisingly, it ended in a crash but a love of mountain biking was born. When he was 13 years old Kyle was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of childhood cancer. This kept him off his bike, but not for long. Kyle recalls, “biking with things attached to me that I should not have biked with!” Kyle knew his wish would be cycling related, but it took him two years to decide on the perfect bike: The Santa Cruz CC x01, a world class mountain bike. Like many, this wish had its own set of challenges. Many bike stores do not keep it in stock, and cost was a concern. Thankfully, after hearing Kyle’s story, and learning of his love and loyalty for their bikes, Santa Cruz Bikes generously agreed to help Children’s Wish by donating the majority of the cost of the bike. Read More Here.

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Joshua's Wish

Meeting the LA Kings

When Josh was only four-years-old, he was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, a life threatening disorder that affects the lungs, pancreas, kidneys and intestines. He has struggled with his illness, but his families, including his sisters, have helped him remain positive and strong throughout his journey. Joshua is also a triplet, with two other sisters. Joshua has not let his illness affect his life negatively. He has been playing hockey since he was five years old and for the last four years has been playing in Minor Hockey Leagues. His dream is to become an NHL player. Joshua had the time of his life skating with the LA Kings! He laced up his skates, and was part of their morning practice, including their annual team photo, and watched their Saturday night game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. From the moment he boarded the airplane to travel to Los Angeles, Joshua’s wish unfolded before his eyes into a magical and unforgettable experience.

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Anh-Lin's Wish

How To Train Your Dragon

Anh-Lin is a very talented artist and she dreams of one day working as a character designer at DreamWorks Studio. Her family says she has been drawing ever since she could hold a pencil. Last year, Anh-Lin was diagnosed with a very rare form of ovarian cancer called Juvenille Granulosa Cell Tumor, and underwent surgery to remove the tumor. When Anh-Lin learned that she was granted a wish, Anh-Lin filled with excitement. “For the first time since her surgery, we saw her eyes twinkle again with the anticipation of realizing her dream,” Anh-Lin’s father said. Anh-Lin’s wish was to meet the creators of the animated movie series How To Train Your Dragon at the DreamWorks Studios. She specifically wanted to meet Dean DeBois, the movies’ writer-director, and Nico Marlet, one of the character designers whose drawing style Anh-Lin admires greatly, and John Powell, the movies’ music composer. Anh-Lin had an amazing experience, and she continues to pursue her dream to become a character design at the DreamWorks Studio!

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Brayden's Wish

His very own playground

Three-year-old Brayden’s wish was for his very own backyard playground. Since Brayden has been diagnosed with an immune deficiency, it makes it harder for him to be around other children. If another child enters a playground, Brayden has to leave in order to avoid getting sick. Brayden wanted to be able to play in his backyard freely and so The Children’s Wish Foundation granted his wish. “It’s finally a safe place for Brayden to have fun and play like a healthy child”, Brayden’s mom said. Rcs construction stepped in to build Brayden’s playground. With their generous help and support, Brayden can play freely. Doug Doucet, President of rcs construction says, “We are happy to lend a hand and believe it is important to give back to our communities.”

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Abby's Wish

Recording a song with her favourite band

Abby’s passion for music is the equivalent of her oxygen – it’s what she needs to sustain her spirit. Abby plays guitar, sings, and dreams of becoming a music therapist. She has vowed to never give up on her dreams. Even though Abby has Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, she doesn’t let that stop her from pursuing her passion. Abby’s inspiration comes from her favourite band Everglow. Her wish was to meet the band and have the chance to record one of her own songs with them. She received a rock star treatment complete with hair, makeup and wardrobe. A red carpet rolled out to the studio door, lined with fans and loved ones. Her spirit soared through her music and lyrics, which seemed to articulate the emotion of the greatest day of her life.

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Mika

Mika plays hero

Little Mika was only 18 months old when doctors diagnosed he had leukemia. How can you explain to such a young child that he’ll have to undergo very difficult chemotherapy treatments? Cathie, his mom, invented a fable of which her son was the hero: “I ‘admitted’ to him that he was in fact a superhero, she explains laughing. I told him he had to have needles to fight off bad guys!” But despite her ruse, the treatments were very painful, to the point where Mika stopped talking and walking. Mika wished for an outdoor playground that would allow him to embody his true superhero nature.

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Sarah's Wish

Cake Boss

Sarah found her love for cake decorating when she was at home recuperating from treatment for AML. She started her own mini business baking cakes for friends and family members for birthdays and special occasions. When she discovered she was granted a wish, she knew exactly what she wanted to do. Sarah’s wish was to meet The Cake Boss and bake a cake with Buddy. She travelled to New York where she spent time meeting everyone at Carlo's Bakery and she was able to bake and decorate a cake with Buddy. She brought her portfolio of cakes to show him, and he was able to show her some new techniques. Sarah has realized her dream and is now more determined than ever to one day own her own bakery.

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Maria's Wish

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Movie Premiere

A Maria was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at the age of 13. Maria faced a tough battle, becoming the 17th child in the world to have a very rare reaction to chemotherapy treatments that caused stroke-like symptoms in her body. Despite everything, she fought through it and recovered quickly. While going through her treatments, Maria turned to her role model, Jennifer Lawrence, for a boost of confidence. Maria cites Jennifer’s messages of empowerment and self-confidence as helping her accept who she is and what she has gone through. Maria’s wish was to meet Jennifer Lawrence and the rest of the cast of The Hunger Games trilogy during a red carpet premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. She traveled to London, England, and was glammed up for the red carpet, where he dreams finally came true. It was a night Maria will never forget.

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Mady's Wish

Meeting Mary Poppins

Madelyn is six years old and has Cerebral Palsy. She suffers from seizures and has had to have two surgeries in her life. Madelyn encounters countless hospital visits, which have become a part of her life. One of the many things Madelyn adores is the beloved character Mary Poppins. Over the last few years, Madelyn has turned to her favourite movie to help her through her difficult times, and the uncertainty of her medical life. “She can be crying in pain, but the moment the movie comes on and she see’s Mary Poppins, her pain seems to subside, and she smiles,” said Madelyn’s mom. Madelyn’s wish is a great reminder of how special each wish is. Madelyn’s wish was to meet her favourite character Mary Poppins. All of the uncertainties faded away the moment they met, and Madelyn’s face lit up with joy.

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Chelsea's Wish

Her new bike

Chelsea outgrew her old bike many years ago, and since then she hasn’t been able to enjoy the freedom of riding. She was diagnosed with distonic cerebral palsy, which affects her mobility in numerous ways. Chelsea’s wish was for the Freedom Concept Adventure AS2000 Bike. This bike provides Chelsea with support and comfort and she can celebrate her freedom to ride at her own pace for many years to come. Her condition makes it difficult to travel but with the help of her new bike, it’ll make travelling easier for her and her family. “It would be wonderful to be able to take her somewhere other than a local camping spot,” Chelsea’s parents said. Before receiving her bike, Chelsea was excited she was telling anyone she met about her wish! Chelsea loves her new bike and she can finally get back to doing the things she loves.

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Marcel's Wish

Meeting his hero

Marcel’s wish was to meet his favourite wrestler, and ultimately his hero, John Cena. Over a year ago, Marcel was diagnosed with Leukemia and when he was granted his wish, he knew that being able to meet his hero would be his dream come true. Marcel got to hangout with John Cena before his wrestling match at the Ricoh Colliseum in Toronto. Marcel was able to meet other wrestlers like Dean Ambrose. Marcel even gave John Cena some tips to help him win his match. John Cena called Marcel his lucky charm, and he was! He won his match that night, but the real champion was Marcel.

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Shandy's Wish

The Price is Right

Over a year ago, Shandy was diagnosed with a brain tumour. She had surgery last summer to remove it. Sadly, Shandy is still battling cancer. When she told that she could have her most heartfelt wish granted, she knew instantly what it would be. Shandy’s favourite show is the Price Is Right. “I watch it every day. I even have the app for it!” Shandy said. Although Shandy is not old enough to be a contestant, she was able to meet the host Drew Carey and watch her favourite games (some of them being Plinko, Cliffhangers, and Rat Race). Being able to see the show live has always been a dream of Shandy’s, and she finally got to live out her dream!

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Hannah's Wish

The Next Star season finale

When Hannah was receiving treatment in the hospital for Osteosarcoma Metastatic, she loved to watch the YTV channel. She is a big fan of the show The Next Star. When Hannah discovered she was granted a wish, she knew instantly that she wanted to be able to watch the finale of The Next Star live. Hannah has never been to Canada’s Wonderland and it just so happened that the season finale was taking place there! Hannah was able to meet and spend the day with the final six contestants, get a glamorous makeover, and arrive in style to watch the live performances! She got to experience being a rock star for a day and was thrilled to have her wish come true at The Next Star finale.

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Elijah's Wish

Being adventurous just became easier

Elijah’s family has always enjoyed living an active lifestyle. As Elijah grew from a baby to a young boy, his condition made it difficult to travel and participate in his family’s activities such as camping, hiking and swimming. Elijah has Timothy Syndrome, which is a rare genetic disorder. When Elijah was granted his wish, his family decided that the Hippocampe chair would be the best thing for him. It would give him the freedom to be able to travel with his family and participate on all of their family activities. Now they can enjoy all of their adventures together and be carefree. He can't wait for the winter to try his ski attachments!

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Carter at Zoo

Carter's Wish

Visiting animals and playing with Lego

What could be more fun than spending a day at LEGOLAND and the zoo? That must have been what three-year-old Carter thought when he was asked what he wanted for his wish. When Carter was very young, he was diagnosed with Hepatoblastoma and has since had numerous treatments. With the help of Children’s Wish, Carter was able spend a week in Toronto, visiting the Toronto Zoo to see all of his favourite animals, and spend a day exploring LEGOLAND.

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From wish child to award-winning philanthropist

Bryden Hutt

From wish child to award-winning philanthropist

Bryden Hutt, who was diagnosed with a severe immune system disorder called Omenn syndrome, was five years old when Children’s Wish Foundation granted his wish to go to Disneyland. Bryden was so grateful to Children’s Wish that he started volunteering for the organization. In 2012, he became one of the first 60 Canadians to receive the Diamond Jubilee Medal, presented at Rideau Hall by Canada’s prime minister and governor general.

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Opening pitch is 20,000th wish

Kelsey Panton

Opening pitch is 20,000th wish

Play ball! With the help of Children’s Wish and the Toronto Blue Jays, Kelsey Panton was able to get her wish: to throw the ceremonial pitch at a Jays game. It was a memorable occasion in more ways than one; Kelsey, who was diagnosed with Burkitt's Lymphoma at the age of 16 and was undergoing chemotherapy, was the Children’s Wish Foundation’s 20,000th wish child. Watching her favourite team play, says Kelsey, "took the dread of the day away."

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Roary’s Story

Roary’s Story

Our beloved mascot Roary is a most courageous creature

Like the children whose lives have been transformed by a Children’s Wish – and who in turn have transformed the lives of everyone around them – our beloved mascot Roary is a most courageous creature. He embodies hope for a brighter future and gives our wish children the strength to move forward. Children’s Wish presents every wish child with their very own Roary. He stays with them right to the day of their wish, and reminds them constantly of better and brighter days to come.

Roary's Poem

 

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Children who may be eligible for a Children’s Wish can be referred by anyone, including social workers, healthcare professionals, community organizations, relatives, friends, or other wish families. In addition, the parents or legal guardians of the child you're referring must communicate their interest in a wish directly to the Children’s Wish Foundation.

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