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Bringing Hope To Life

Wish sibling and GKTW Staff member Adrianne Sietsma shares the story of her brother, Jako…

My brother, Jako, was diagnosed with stage IV brain cancer when he was going into first grade and I was beginning third grade. (click for more)



Annabelle’s Story

Wish mom Susan Smith shares Annabelle’s story…

Like so many other little princesses, she dreamed of going to Walt Disney World and meeting her favorite princess, Ariel. Our trip to Give Kids The World was so much more than a vacation for her and our family. (click for more)



From Heartbreak to Hope

Wish dad Ed Kimpel shares his family’s story…

Life had been fairly tame for our small family until the fall of 2015. Everything seemed ideal. I was teaching in the local middle/high schools, we had three little boys, and had just completed building a new home in Clifton, Idaho. (click for more)



A Grandfather’s Gift

There’s a little house in Pennsylvania, tucked away in a backyard, where the fairytales and magic of Give Kids The World Village live. This blue playhouse with yellow trim and a purple roof holds more within its walls than two little girls dreaming of star fairies and six-foot-tall bunny rabbits; it’s a place where love, hope and family are held close. (click for more)



Brayden’s Express Graduates from High School

Our hearts swelled when we learned Dylan carried Brayden with him on their graduation day, tucked inside his cap. Fourteen years after their trip, we were honored to be able to contribute in our own way to such a momentous celebration. Wish families stay at the Village for one week, but they become our family forever. (click for more)




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