This is my daughter Sara. She is 17 years old. She has worn hearing aids since she was 10 years old. That all is changing suddenly as she is now profoundly deaf in her left ear we have just found out and severely in her right. We have been referred to Cincinnati Children's Hospital which is a 4 hour drive one way. They say she needs a cochlear implant on at least the left side possibly the right. She is dealing with this rather well for the most part.
Her wish is to get a new bedset (comforter, sheets,firm pillows, pillowcases) and a set of button up pajamas for when she has her surgery for the cochlear.
Dear Amanda, new PJ's and a bedset are on their way to Sara. Wishing her good luck on her surgery. We will be praying for her. Happy holidays from Bianca's Kids!
Here's the wish we received through our website:
Dear Bianca's Kids,
My wish is to be able to get my son, with an Autism diagnosis, a weighted blanket. He is almost 3 years old and still does not sleep through the night. When we do manage to get at the most 4 consistent hours out of him, he has several pillows and blankets on top of him weighing him down. We would appreciate it.
Amanda, as we know that sleep is imperative to a child's development & Draven is darn cute when he's sleeping, we have a weighted blanket on its way to you. 😄 Happy holidays from Bianca's Kids!
Hello. My name is Carol. I would like to submit a wish for my two daughters, grand daughter and grandson. My daughter, Ashley, is a single mother of a 5 year old little girl living on her own. She has been having a difficult time the past few years. She is a waitress and if she misses a few days it becomes an issue. The servers make only $2.13 and hour and have no sick time. It is hard for her to save just in case of emergencies living pay check to pay check. My daughter would give the shirt off her back to someone in need and has helped people in the past that really needed a little bit of hope. My other daughter, Stephanie, is a single mother of a 2 year old little boy and is also struggling. She wont be able to get him much this Christmas. I know you get lots of wishes submitted daily but I cannot help my girls right now because my husband and I are not in the position to be able to and are struggling ourselves. It kills me to see them having such a hard time. Ashley has told me she isn't looking forward to Christmas this year because she is worried there wont be gifts under the tree for Emerie. My wish is to help my daughters get gifts for my grand children this Christmas.
Carol, your Xmas wish is granted! We are sending checks to both your daughters for Christmas shopping for their kids. Happy holidays from Bianca's Kids!
We received a call for help for an 18-year-old senior at a local South Jersey high school. This young man had lost his mother a month prior and his father had recently been placed in a nursing home. Given his age and situation, his name shall remain confidential.
While he was living an apartment that his dad was able to set him up for him, which was being paid for by his father social security benefits, this young man was in crisis. He needed a lot of help. He didn’t have a driver’s license yet and was forced to drive his back to/from school and to/from work which was 12 miles away. His work hours were from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. All this while trying to keep up with the demands of his senior year of school. He was in need of clothing, food and various other basic needs.
In just 24 hours, we were able to raise nearly $500 from our giving supporters. Bianca's Kids matched that number and on Monday November 7, 2016, we were able to cut a check to our teen for $1000.00 for overdue bills. That money brought his bills up to date.
As he does not have his driver’s license yet, we offered to pay for driving lessons and to take him to get his license when the time came. We offered him a driver in the interim to take him to far away appointments. His guidance counselor asked us for help in providing him an incentive to finish school and continue to graduate in June. So, Bianca’s Kids gave him a big one. We offered him the incentive that if he stays on track & graduates in June, we will be buying him a car of his own.
We offered our teen free college prep courses, a brand-new wardrobe, help obtaining a new job closer to home and various gift cards to help him along the way.
Between the help and assistance we offered him, along with the help his school district is providing him, we are confident this young man is going to be just fine.
Here's the wish we received:
Dear Bianca's Kids,
My wish is for my son Logan to have a kids' kindle or any tablet of his own to use for his entertainment and therapy applications daily. He just celebrated his 3rd birthday, and unfortunately we just don't have the funds to provide one this year.
We have one Kids' Kindle Fire on the way! We know that these tables are incredibly useful with therapy and other communication apps. We hope that it helps sweet Logan. :)
Emily is an adorable 3-year-old little girl. She has cerebral palsy and is preparing for an upcoming surgery. We received a wish for Emily for various special needs items to help with her conditions and to make her comfortable. We can't think of a better wish to grant.
Here are the list of gifts we are sending Emily.
1) A cinderella snuggy for her wheelchair
2) Oximeter to measure oxygen levels
3) portable humidifier for on the go
4) viles of saline for inhalation
5) a large floor pillow for her to rest on when she plays on the floor
6) vapo steam
7) a butterfly bedspread for her bedroom
8) learning resources for her speech!
Good luck with your upcoming surgery Emily.
***WISH GRANTED for terrified little boy suffering from PTSD after experiencing a tornado. Meet Logan****
Dear Bianca's Kids,
Logan will be 3 on December 14, 2016. He is little boy with a heart of gold who has been through a lot. We have moved twice and had a baby in a 1.5 year period. In addition to that, while visiting family in WV a tornado hit the house we were in. No warning. I grabbed Logan (and baby brother Dylan) and ran to the basement. I laid in front of the door & Logan laid on Dylan telling him everything was okay & not to be scared, while he was crying and scared to death himself. Afterwards, we started noticing loud noises and certain things triggered Logan to panic. After seeing a specialist, we were told that Logan suffers from the trauma of the tornado.
Kelsey (Logan's mom)
Logan really wanted a Moster Jam birthday party and was wishing for a couple Monster Jam items which his parents couldn't afford at this time. We granted Logan's wish with a check to mom to provide him the party of his dreams and few Monster Jam goodies to lift his spirits.
Myelle has been struggling with her health since birth. She battles daily fevers several times a day. These temperatures range from 101 - 103 degrees on the average day. When her fever goes up she will scream and cry for several hours until the fever goes down. Nothing I do can comfort her during these times of day. Every couple of weeks and months she hits a flare period where her fever goes to 105+ for 3-8 days. During this time her temperature never goes down. With her condition she battles constant abdominal pain, joint pain, headaches, gastrointestinal issues and more. Myelle has not yet been diagnosed but she has sent in genetic testing for Periodic Fever Syndrome. The doctors feel that this is the best diagnosis for her. She is in the process of getting orthotics to help with walking as she tends to trip and fall often. Despite her health she is such a bright little girl who is advanced for her age.
Myelle is turning 2 on December 6, 2016. Unfortunately due to the cost of her orthotics and Neocate products her family is unable to afford a birthday gift for her. Myelle spends a lot of time at Dr appointments each month and quite a bit of time travelling for her appointments. She also has recurrent hospitalizations. She would like to wish for a LeapFrog LeapPad™ Platinum Tablet to help pass the time.
We granted this wish for Myelle as keeping children occupied during medical treatments is vital.
Dear Bianca's Kids,
I am the democratic chair for the City of Bridgeton and the NAACP Political Action Chairman. Through my work, I met a wonderful woman named Emily who recently gave birth to a premature child. Emily is a hard working women but had to quit her job to take care of her newborn. She and her family have incurred over $350,000 in medical bills due to the baby's unexpected premature birth. Emily and her husband are completely consumed and overwhelmed with bills right now. They have another baby as well and I would love to see them receive some help for Christmas. She is a humble woman who comes from a traditional family and works so very hard. If Bianca's Kids would be kind enough to grant this Christmas wish, I would be eternally grateful.
Todd, thank you for your wish submission. I am happy to report that we are granting your wish by sending the family a check to help with Christmas and medical bills so that they may take a breather and enjoy the holiday free from additional bills.
*She spent 4,328 days in foster care, today she has been adopted by a loving family and is a Bianca's Kids Wish Recipient*
Dear Bianca's Kids,
Bella was in foster care for 12 years. She has some emotional issues which means she cannot be around animals, but she LOVES animals! Her wish is to have a "Little Live Pets Snuggles My Dream Puppy."
Thank you for adopting a most beautiful little girl. Bella's "Little Live Pets Snuggles My Dream Puppy" is on its way. We hope it will provide Bella some puppy comfort and joy. Love,