If you can help with any of these wishes, please contact us at 509-744-3411.
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 O’ahu 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 Hot Tub for warm water therapy. 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.
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! UPDATE- The University of Idaho saw his story and granted him a full ride for the next 4 years!!
Please keep Jayda’s family, friends and loved ones in your thoughts and prayers, as she was unable to overcome her battle against osteosarcoma in December 2017. She was 18 years old and lived in Ephrata, WA. She was very involved in soccer, basketball and track and had accepted a soccer scholarship to play for Walla Walla Community College. By all accounts, Jayda was an amazing young lady and will be missed by many. We will work with her family at a later date to see how her wish can live on.
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. She wishes to see the Ocean!
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Please welcome Logan (19yrs) to Wishing Star. He is battling a rare form of T-Cell lymphoblastic lymphoma and is currently in the high risk protocol and may need a bone marrow transplant. Logan likes rap music and his favorite cartoon is Sponge Bob! He enjoys tennis, skiing and skateboarding and playing frisbee golf. Once he is feeling a bit better we can visit with him to see what he wishes for!
This is Ella who is 18 years old and lives in Spokane. She is battling metastatic ewings sarcoma. She just graduated from high school and now has put college on hold until she is finished with her treatments. Her favorite music is Indie Rock and Acoustic. Ella loves the G.U. basketball team and the Seahawks! She also wrote that she loves education because she enjoys learning and stretching her brain. Once her treatment slows down and she is feeling better we will visit and see what she wishes for!
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, Andrea Kilgore at 509-744-3411 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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)