If you can help with any of these wishes, please contact our Program Director- Veronica Smet, at 509-744-3411.
Cienna is 19 years old and lives in Benton City Washington. She has congenital heart defects and congenital Scoliosis. She has thought long and hard about what she wants to wish for…she has decided to visit Zion National Park!
Kurt is 7 yeas old and has FOP~fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva which is one of the rarest most disabling genetic conditions. He loves to play basketball, soccer, baseball and go swimming! We visited with Kurt and talked about some wishes, one being a warm water therapy pool. This would help Kurt with mobility and soothe his sore body.
Trevor is almost 5 years old and lives in Coeur D’Alene Idaho. He has dopa-responsive dystonia with developmental disabilities. He loves to swim and play at the beach with cars, trains and trucks! Trevor wishes to go to Florida!
Casey is 19 years old and live in Spokane. He is batteling germinoma (brain tumors). Casey enjoys Country Music, Harry Potter, Baseball, Hunting and Fishing. Casey was starting the lineman program and looks forward to going back to finish up his studies. When we met with Casey he expressed a desire to visit someplace warm with his family…he has decided on Hawaii!
Bailey is 7 years old and lives in Spokane. She has spina bifida and hydrocephalus. Baileys mom wrote “Bailey was born with spina bifida, when she was 1 day old she had spinal repair which caused her to have shunt placed just days later. She stayed in the NICU until she was strong enough. Bailey has had multiple surgeries on her feet to correct the club foot and dorsi flexed foot”. Despite the many struggles and surgery’s she has had to endure she is a blessing to her family and she takes so much in stride. She always has a smile on her face. Bailey loves all princesses…so she will be going to the most magical place where the princesses live at Disney World!
Sarah is 9 years old and lives in Spokane with her family. Sarah was battling brain cancer and during her surgery it went all tragically wrong, she now requires care 24/7 by her family and nurses. Sarah is non verbal so when we visited with the family we looked at what we can do to help make caring for her easier in some way. They would like to have a bathroom remodel so they can bathe her more easily. We are working on making this wish come true.
Matthew is all of 3 years old and full of life! This is Matthews story told by his mom ” Matthew has congenital muscular dystrophy SEPN1 this causes him to suffer from hypotonia, a severely weak neck, rigid spine, breathing difficulties, and eating challenges. Eventually he will need to use a motorized chair. His lungs will also become weaker. He already uses 3 different machines to improve / maintain his lung function”. He loves the show Umi Zoomi and his favorite movies are the Incredibles, Shrek and Despicable Me. His favorite food is pizza! We visited with Matthew and it has been decided that we will re-visit his wish when he is 5 years old. He has no idea what a wish is so we are giving him time to get a bit older to make the decision.
Sawyer lives in Prosser WA. She is 19 years old and when she was a baby she contracted e-coli bacterial meningitis with hydrocephalus which requires a vp shunt to be placed in her head. She currently is using a wheelchair & walker with a neck brace to get around. Sawyer has endured many hospital stays with lots of surgeries to help her. Despite all of her struggles she is a bright light and has a very uplifting personality with lots of humor! She loves dogs and she also loves working with children. Sawyer has a twin sister whom she is very close with. Sawyer wishes to meet Dak Prescot and attend a Dallas Cowboys football game!
Micah is 15 years old and lives in Medical Lake with his family of 7. He has just been diagnosed with becker muscular dystrophy that makes his muscles sore and he is tired most of the time. He loves watching motocross, and enjoys comedy shows. His favorite places to eat are Buffalo Wild Wings and Outback Steak House. Micah loves soccer and BMX. We cant wait to meet Micah and see what he wishes for. Both of his younger brothers have also been diagnosed with becker muscular dystrophy so this is a very challenging time for the family. Micah wishes to have a underwater scuba/ snorkel experience or to be able to jet ski at the ocean!
Braxtyn is 5 years old and lives in Medical Lake. He has becker muscular dystrophy which makes him very sore and tired. He loves country music, children’s books, and Curious George. Braxtyn loves camping and traveling with his family. Braxtyn wants to visit Leggo Land!
Gavin is 7 years old and lives with his family in Medical Lake. He has becker muscular dystrophy which makes him sore and tired most of the time. His favorite show is Spongebob and he loves the Lego Movie. Mom says he loves to learn and is a very smart kiddo. Gavin wishes to go to Disney World!
Cameron is 3 years old and is from Spokane. He has lennox gastaux syndrome (a form of childhood epilepsy) the family is learning about what triggers his seizures and heat seems to be one of his triggers. We are looking to help the family get an air conditioner to help ease his seizures.
Chase is 18 years old and lives in Troy, Id. He has been battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia for the last 3 years. Chase likes rap, hip-hop and country music. He also enjoys football and basketball. This fall he will be attending the University of Idaho so for his wish he would like tuition assistance!
Please welcome Jayda to Wishing Star. She is 18 years old and lives in Ephrata, WA. Jayda has osteosarcoma of the pelvis and is currently in Spokane for treatments. She has been involved in soccer, basketball and track. Her favorite show is Keeping up with the Kardashians Once she is feeling better we will be visiting with her to see what she wishes for!
Dulcemaria is 13 years old and live in Pasco, WA. She has Diabeties Type 1 and is legally blind. She likes pop and hip hop music. Dulcemaria enjoys swimming with her family. We will be visiting very soon with her to see what her wish is!
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Our goal is to get 50% of every wish in-kinded (donated). To do this, we need help from businesses and individual donors! If you’d like to help grant a wish by donating directly to it, below is a list of items we are currently in need of. If you can help with any of these items, please contact our Program Director, Veronica Smet at 509-744-3411 or by email at email@example.com.
- Airline Miles: for upcoming travel wishes.
- Hotel Points: for upcoming travel wishes.
- Vacation Rentals for families on wish trips.
- Gas cards
- Car Rentals
- Activities for travel (plane rides and car rides)