Patrick is 19 years old and has been battling ALL (Luekemia). Patrick is a very brilliant young man and has lots of dreams and hopes for the future! His wish was to visit New York and attend the Victoria Secret Fashion Show. This is a quote from Patrick “Yesterday was quite literally the most unbelievably memorable day of my life. A year and a half ago, I was diagnosed with cancer and my wish was to go to the Victoria Secret Fashion Show. They not only came through but went above and beyond, I am so thankful”.
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’s wish was to meet Dak Prescott, starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowyboys. Not only did she meet Dak, she attended the Cowyboys vs Seahawks on Christmas Eve 2017, where she also met many of the Cowboys coaches and team, and got VIP access to the Cowyboys facility!
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!!
Casey is 19 years old and live in Spokane. He is battling 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!
Sarah is 9 years old and lives in Spokane with her family. While undergoing surgery to combat brain cancer, challenging circumstances occurred causing her to need 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. Thanks to many, many generous community members, Sarah and her family received a backyard deck and a hot tub, allowing Sarah to spend time with her family outdoors–her favorite place to be! Special thanks to the Spokane Homebuilders Association, Spokane Remodeler’s Association, Bob Wright, and all of the businesses and individuals who rallied on behalf of this wish.
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 wished to go to Give Kids the World Village and Disneyworld with his family during Christmas 2017. They had an amazing time, and Trevor had so much fun he wished he could have moved in there!
Ryan is fifteen and was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in June 2013. In November 2013 he was declared cancer free, only to find out it was back in May 2014. Ryan underwent a strict regimen of chemo until his bone marrow transplant early last summer. His wish was to attend a gaming convention called BlizzCon in California in November 2015. This is what Ryan had to say about touring BlizzCon Headquarters “It was honestly the most amazing time of my life. I knew the moment I walked through those doors that I had found my tribe”
17 year old Gabrielle has epilepsy. It came on quite unexpectedly in her teenage years and she has been learning to cope with this new normal. She was told she couldn’t drive and had a tough spill during a run one day. While this would get many people down, Gabrielle is a fighter! One of her biggest passions is art. Someday she aspires to go to design school where she can learn more about art and fashion. Gabrielle’s wish is to travel to Florida was granted this summer and she had a wonderful time!
Special thanks to wish sponsor, Larry H. Miller, Toyota.
Kevin is eleven years old and was born with congenital heart lesions and also has down syndrome. He has had open heart surgery and still has to visit the doctor frequently. Kevin is a charming little boy and truly lights up a room when he walks in. One of his favorite things in the world is SpongeBob Squarepants and it was no surprise when he told us his wish was for SpongeBob. Kevin and his family traveled to Nickelodeon Studios where he had lots of one on one time with SpongeBob and had a wonderful week with his family!
Special thanks to wish sponsor Spokane Association of Realtors.
Admir is a sweet 13 year old boy with Hydro-cephalic Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Respiratory Distress, Seizure disorders, and more but all of that does not stop Admir from being a happy boy! He loves car rides, musical toys, and other sensory items that he can see and feel. Admirs wish was for a Convaid Trekker Stroller so he can enjoy family outings. He had a wheel chair that he was unable to use, the Trekker Stroller was modified to his body, just what he needed. A month after he got the stroller the family has decided he can now go to school for the first time! We are beyond excited to help make this happen for him.
Thank you Rotary 21 for your donation of $3000 to go towards the cost of this wonderful gift.
Alexandra is 21 and has cystic fibrosis, a chronic lung disease. Despite her illness she is very much a normal young woman. She loves to be with her family and friends, enjoys shopping, babysitting, photography and doing her hair and make-up. When she was young she attended the Guild School and continues to work with them on their annual penny drive and walk. Like many young adults she dreams of traveling. One of the places she wants to explore is New York City and do all the things visitors do! Her wish trip was planned around her 21st birthday! She was able to see all the sights on her list and more. Allie loves Elmo so for her 21st birthday she ate at a New York restaurant called Elmo she was beyond excited!
Jackie is 18 years old and battled hodgkins lymphoma, she is now cancer free! She had decided she would love to go to Kauai to hike, snorkel, zip-line and lay on the beach! Jackie had the time of her life and was able to do all the things on her list. They explored so much of the island they put 1100 miles on the rental car. She is now on her way back to college in Boise.
*Jackie is on the left along with her best friend and parents.
Gabriel is 12 years old. He has been battling brain cancer. His wish was to attend the 2016 Formula 1 Race in Austin Texas and meet two of his favorite drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. Nico Rosberg’s team invited Gabriel to the VIP Mercedes tent for the day where he was able to spend some time with Nico and meet Lewis Hamilton. He spent 3 days watching the race, his smile says it all!
This is Aiden! He is 12 years old and has Transverse Myelitis. After much thought Aiden had decided he would like to visit the Aulani Disney Resort where he can swim, snorkel and participate in all of the resort activities! Aidens wish came true in January. Unfortunately he became sick the day after they arrived in Hawaii and spent the first 3 days in the hospital and then he was unable to fly home because he was too weak to make the flight. The family was able to stay another week with the help of family and friends funding the extra days. Ronald McDonald house in Hawaii also housed the family for 2 days until they could fly home. We are grateful the family was finally able to enjoy their time in Hawaii and make some awesome family memories!!!
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. Thanks to a couple of local citizens and businesses who heard about his story and decided to take action for him, Kurt’s wish came true!