Nicholas’ story by wish mom Kathy Dewey…
We had been in treatment for a year and a half when we found out Nicholas’ Rhabdomyosarcoma had returned. We immediately contacted Make-A-Wish and they found us a spot at Give Kids The World. We had heard great things about GKTW, but it was so much more than we could ever have imagined. (click for more)
Wil Church’s Story by wish mom Melissa Church.
“My son, Wil, was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma in 2000. We were able to visit GKTW in April 2001. To get away and forget the hospital days, the sick days, the scary days… it was such a blessing. Our trip was truly magical. The perfect period to the end of that very long ugly sentence.” (click for more)
Our stay at Give Kids The World was meaningful for so many reasons, but our favorite moment was getting to visit the Castle of Miracles and see Jack’s star among the thousands of others on the walls and ceilings there. Jack’s condition can be life-threatening, and I don’t like to think about that. However, when I stood in the castle and thought about all of those wish kids, some of whom are no longer with us, and some whom are now healthy and thriving, I felt honored and so touched to see Jack there and become part of that legacy. I hope he will understand that one day. (click for more)
Two years ago, my daughter Abby was a normal 13-year-old. One who loved to ride her bike, play ping pong, draw and sing. Now instead of doing the things she loved doing, she battles Dysautonomia, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome. Abby handles it with grace and strength every day, but the hardest (click for more)
As hard as it is to believe, we have already been home from Kaitlyn’s wish trip for two months now. Yet the memories we made while at the amazing place that is Give Kids The World Village are still so fresh in our minds. We can never thank you all enough for the kindness, love, (click for more)