Eleven year old Gabriella from Burton just suffered a relapse of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). She wished for a laptop to help with homework. Gabriella was excited to get her laptop and gift cards for accessories.
Charlie is an incredible kind-hearted 5 year old boy from East Lansing who suffers from a Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) tumor. Charlie’s wish was to go to Disney World with his family. We were happy to send Charlie and his family on an all-expense paid 6 day vacation to Disney where he stayed at Give Kids the World resort and was able to enjoy all the theme parks. Charlie and his family made many magical memories on their trip.
Charlie battled his disease like a true champion for 2 1/2 yrs. After a courageous fight, Charlie passed away peacefully in his parents’ arms on December 5, 2013.
Seven-year-old Ben from Dorr Seven-year-old Ben from Dorr suffers from Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). He was so happy to receive his iPad and accessories before he left for his treatment in Cincinnati. He didn’t even want to look up for the camera! We continue to pray for Ben’s success with his new treatment.
Three year old Josie from Grand Rapids was diagnosed with a brain tumor just hours after she was born. She has endured surgeries and chemo treatment over the past 3 years. Josie is an amazing little girl, and has made great strides in her health and development. We were happy to provide a high quality blender for Josie’s nutritional needs.
Matthew has Vanishing White Matter Disease and suffers daily with muscle stiffening, loss of motor skills, and seizures. A hot tub will help to ease the pain and soreness from VWM disease. It will also help to keep Matthew more calm and relaxed day to day.
Anaya is a beautiful 8 year old girl from Oak Park who suffers from Devics disease. In spite of her many challenges, Anaya continues to be an inspiration to her family and to all who know her. Anaya’s wish was for a video recording system so she could make a documentary and raise awareness for her disease.
Sean is a very special 7 year old boy from Detroit who suffers from adrenoleukodystrophy. Sean’s family and friends were able to celebrate Sean at a very special birthday party that included a bouncy house, animals, clowns, snow cones and much more. You can view pictures from his party here.
Sadly, Sean passed away on June 2nd, 2013.