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Ohana in Hawaii

Ohana Means “Family” in Hawaii. 8-year old Hailey is part of a beautiful family formed through the miracle of adoption. She and her two sisters, adopted from Vietnam and China, reside with their loving parents in South Carolina. Two of the three children face health challenges, but it is Hailey who wished for Hawaii. Hailey […]

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Adventure in Alaska

12-year old Zachary from South Carolina is a very accomplished young man! He is a straight-A student and goalie for his school’s soccer team. But sometimes, the games conflict with his medical treatment. Zac was diagnosed with Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis, a type of cancer that can damage tissue or cause lesions to form in one […]

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Top 5 Children’s Wishes

You’ve asked! We’ve answered. What do children wish? Here are the top 5 requests at Children’s Wish Foundation International. 5. Celebrity Wishes We start our Top 5 list with celebrity wishes. Many of our children request a special moment with a movie star, athlete, comedian, musician, the president, or the Pope! These kind people share […]

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Guest Post: Leilani Wishes to See Her Best Friend

A Story About Childhood Cancer by Charlean (Leilani’s Mom) Leilani was first diagnosed with Wilms Tumor at the age of 5. Hearing that your daughter has cancer was hard, and heartbreaking! But my Leilani stayed strong as she went through chemotherapy and surgery to remove the tumor and a kidney. Shortly after Leilani finished treatment, […]

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Kathleen’s Journey to Singapore UPDATE

We’ve had an update from Kathleen about her recent journey to Singapore! Our original blog post is here. Now, read a first-hand account of her wish. Upon touching down Singapore, all I could say was “Wow“. I was so full of awe with their massive buildings, and technology. And add up their cleanliness and discipline. […]

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Guest Post: Derrick’s Wish for Disney

“Derrick was diagnosed at age 5 with ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia) this past July. After falling off of a hammock, Derrick cut his knee and by the next day, the wound was badly infected. He complained it hurt to walk on his leg, so his Mom took him to the emergency room on a Sunday. […]

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Kathleen’s Journey to Singapore

Children’s Wish Foundation International just received a set of beautiful family photos from Kathleen! Kathleen is our 17-year old friend from the Philippines who wished to travel to tropical Singapore. She and her siblings had never traveled on an airplane, so even the flight to Singapore was a real treat. They snapped numerous pictures of […]

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Keren’s Wish to Visit Her Best Friend

Keren is a 9-year-old girl from St. Herblain, France. Keren was diagnosed with Leukemia in 2011, and has had to undergo many medical treatment sessions and procedures in an effort to manage her illness. During the worst times of her treatment, Keren had a constant cheerleader and supporter; her best friend Marion, who gave Keren […]

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Dante’s Trip to Los Angeles

Outgoing and adventurous, 14-year old Dante from Virginia has suffered from leukemia for three years. From birth to age eleven, Dante was healthy, but began to develop symptoms that were eventually diagnosed as leukemia. He battled his way through the many admissions and discharges of hospital stays that included continuous rounds of treatments. But Dante […]

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Philip’s Wish for a Cruise Vacation

Phillip E. is a 15-year-old boy from Gallatin, MO, who has had Cystic Fibrosis since birth. Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease that is caused by thick mucus that builds up in the lungs and digestive system. Phillip is a strong kid who has a hard life. What is “normal” for him isn’t what is […]

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