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In June 1985, sweet 5-year old Jennifer was granted her wish to become a nurse. Having battled Cystic Fibrosis since birth, Jennifer grew up to admire the nurses who loved and took care of her everyday of her life. A volunteer hand-made Jennifer’s nurses outfit for her big day- a local nurse donated her own nurse’s cap for Jennifer to wear. An official “Capping ceremony” was held at a local college where Jennifer was given a bouquet of red roses … read more
In 1996, Wishing Star granted 74 wishes. In 2014, we granted 18. Wishing Star’s donors were hit hard by the recession in 2008, and donations have not returned to previous levels. For the only time in our 31-year history, Wishing Star closed our referral system in late 2013 because a smaller budget created a longer waiting list. Wishing Star is still granting wishes and changing lives beyond the wish and we are close to re-opening referrals. With YOUR help, we … read more
In 1983, 7 year old Patrick was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma cancer. Wishing Star was a newly founded organization, with only 3 wishes having been granted. Patrick passionately wished to go to Disneyland. In May 1984, just after his 8th birthday, his parents, two brothers, and baby sister joined him on his wish trip to California! It has been over 30 years since Patrick’s wish. Sadly, Patrick passed away only 9 days after returning from his wish trip. This Fall, … read more