If you can help with any of these wishes, please contact us at 509-744-3411.
Jeremy is 20 years old. He is fighting acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). He likes rap and hip hop music, playing soccer, and playing monopoly with his family. Jeremy’s wish is to go to Maui for spring break 2019, he is a student at EWU . Go Jeremy and Go Eags!
Kevin “Boomer” is 13 and dealing with Arnold-Chiari Malformation. He likes video games, Harry Potter, YouTube, and Buzz from YouTube is his favorite. He loves fishing, spending time with his family and warm weather. It’s possible that his wish may involve all of his favorite things!
Eli is a very happy little boy that loves everyone! He is six years old and fighting against the effects of Hyrdocephalus and several other challenging circumstances. Although his wish hasn’t been confirmed yet, we are excited to see him experience a wish that helps brighten his spirits and puts a huge smile on his face! Eli is patiently waiting for Star Wars land to open in the fall 2019 so he can go on his wish.
Grant is 11 years old and he loves to read, play flag football and basketball, and swim. He also enjoys spending time and playing board games with his family. He is recovering from a brain tumor and several other challenging health conditions. We can’t wait to see what he wishes for!
Matthew is all of 4 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.
We are excited to introduce Gabe. He is 9 and lives in the Walla Walla area. He loves looking at many different colors and spending time with his family, especially his two older brothers. Wishing Star is excited to learn what Gabe’s wish will be!
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!
Tyler is 18 years old, and he loves going to the movie theater, bowling, making people around him smile, and swimming at the YMCA. He is impacted by Cerebral Palsy. His wish isn’t ready to be revealed yet, but with his imagination and creativity, we are excited to learn what it will be!
Leah is 15 years old and lives in the Moses Lake area. She loves bright colors, especially fuchsia, purple and lime green. She enjoys playing video games with her brother, going to the movies, spending time with her family, and being outdoors. Her wish involves creating usable outdoor space for her to enjoy with her family. She is impacted by Retts Syndrome.
Mercedes is 15 years old and has Retts Syndrome. She loves bright colors, wiggles and sing-along shows, swimming, boating and horse riding. She is nonverbal and wishes to have a Dynavox Communication Device so she can communicate and share even more of her creativity with her family and the world!
Mary is 8 years old and lives in the Yakima area. She loves music and is constantly singing around her home. She recently competed in a beauty pageant where she was able to wear a pink dress, her favorite color. When she isn’t entertaining her family and friends, she enjoys horseback riding, swimming and bike riding. She is impacted by Waldmann’s Disease. We are excited to learn more about what her wish will be!
We are excited to welcome ten year old Macie to Wishing Star! Macie has Down Syndrome and loves music, dancing, cheerleading and playing “dress-up.” Wishing Star can’t wait to meet her down in the Tri-Cities area and learn all about her and what her wish will be!
Joey is 11 years old and enjoys many things, especially creative activities like playing with blocks, Playdoh, drawing, playing in the park and swimming. Joey is affected by Epilepsy and several other challenges. Wishing Star is excited to learn more about Joey and what his wish will be. If you are in the Tri-Cities area and would like to help make his wish come true, please contact us!
Sydney is 11 years old and lives in the Tri-Cities area. We are excited to share more about her in the near future!
Rebekah, 15, has Down Syndrome and is impacted by Leukemia. Her favorite color is orange, she loves Curious George, spending with family and visiting Priest Lake. We are excited to learn more about Rebekah and what her wish will be! If you have connections at Priest Lake, please let us know.
Eric is an exceptional 15 years old teenager going into 10th grade. He was born with Cerebral Palsy, hearing loss and an irregular heartbeat. Eric enjoys anything related to sports. He is an avid collector of rocks and crystals and loves Marvel and Star Wars movies.
Eric would love to meet Chris Pratt from Guardians of the Galaxy because he is a great role model and does things for kids with special needs or go to attend a NFL draft party and shake the Commissioner’s hand.
Kate, 5 years old, was born into the world with many health issues, she has shown her strength enduring numerous hospital stays with many surgeries. Limited communication with Kate doesn’t stop her family and friends from enjoying her sweet personality that shines through it all. She enjoys getting out of the house in her wheelchair when she is feeling well and absolutely loves snuggling or watching her siblings play..
Sarah is a 19 year old from Colfax with Alport Syndrome which is a rare genetic kidney disease. Her high school years were filled to the brim with activities and honors. Sarah competed on the varsity teams for volleyball, basketball and track, had several recognitions and positions including Class President, Palouse Empire Fair Queen, Distinguished Young Woman of Colfax 2017 runner-up, National Honor Student and played in the award winning Colfax Jazz Band.
After her amazing high school career in Colfax, Sarah began attending Baylor University working on a degree in Medical Humanities with a plan to attend medical school after she earns her degree. As of right now, she will be taking the fall semester off.
We are looking forward to meeting Sarah and learning more about what her wish will be.
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)