TODAY'S WISH RECIPIENT WAS A PERFECTLY HEALTHY CHILD UNTIL, AT THE AGE OF 3, HER FOSTER FATHER DID THE UNTHINKABLE. HERE IS BELLE'S STORY
We received a wish from Nicole for her beloved adopted daughter Belle. Along with her wish, Nicole shared a news article about Belle's horrific story. It was beyond painful to read.
Belle is a beautiful 8 year old girl who was once a perfectly healthy child. Until, at the age of 3, she received a brutal beating from her foster father that left her clinging to life. As a result of that beating Belle was left unable speak, quadriplegic, epileptic and wheelchair bound. Luckily, Belle survived her nightmare and was adopted by Nicole and her loving family last month.
In the words of the D.A. who prosecuted the case against Belle's former foster father:
"There will be no prom," Assistant District Attorney Randall L. Miller told the judge. "No first Communion, no marriage, no motherhood.
"That's all gone now."
No child should suffer the ordeal Belle went through and we are so grateful to adoptive parents like Nicole. That's why we knew we had to grant this wish.
Nicole's wish was for a Convaid stroller to better transport Belle and keep her as comfortable as possible. However, the stroller Belle needs costs thousands of dollars and is not covered by insurance. Nicole needed our help.
Today and with much happiness, we granted Nicole's wish. Belle will soon have her new custom Convaid stroller thanks to Bianca's Kids.
The news article on Belle's story is here:
Sweet Ben is battling Aplastic Anemia and now is inpatient for transplant-associated thrombocytic microangiopathy.
Ben parents had two children, Ben and his precious little sister Grace. Not long ago, the family suffered a devastating loss when Grace succumbed to her own illness. Now, these beautiful parents are faced with watching their son fight for his life too. How much can one family go through?
We heard that Ben really wants a PlayStation 4 and a game called Overcooked to go with it. We are granting that wish for Ben. We hope his PlayStation will bring a little joy to this precious fighter.
Please send Ben and his loving parents your positive thoughts & prayers.
We received a wish via our website from a loving grandma by the name of Rita. Rita explained that her grandson Aldo is three years old and has a rare form of kidney cancer. In addition to fighting cancer Aldo has Septic optic dysplasia and other issues. Aldo can't walk or talk yet.
Rita explained that due to Aldo's issues his family has to convert their garage into a first-floor bedroom for Aldo. Rita's wish was for a new bedroom set for Aldo's new bedroom. We granted that wish.
Ian is 7 years old and currently fighting Leukemia. He is in remission and reviving chemo once a month. We received a wish from Ian's loving mother Sonia who, due to Ian's condition and treatment, is a stay at home mom. Sonia explained that as she doesn't have family in the country, she gets little help or support with Ian. The family is doing the best they can given their circumstance. They desperately needed a new & upgraded stroller for Ian. We granted that wish for Ian yesterday so he can be transported in comfort
Benny & Sofie Benyamin of Tamarac, Florida tried to have a baby for years. Finally, they were blessed with their pride and joy - Shiraz. Sadly, the couple would only have 6 years with their daughter.
On March 26,2017 both Benny & Sofie were killed in a car accident leaving Shiraz orphaned. Shiraz's parents were the center of her universe. Now, she left to live out her young life without her mommy and daddy.
We received a wish from Alexandrea advising us that in addition to all Shiraz is dealing with this week after burying both her parents, her 7th birthday is on Thursday. Alex asked us to grant a wish for this worthy little girl. Alex met with Shiraz today and Shiraz said that the one birthday gift that would make her smile is an IPad. The 2nd was virtual reality glasses.
We granted this wish for Shiraz in the hope that it might be a welcome distraction from all the sadness she is experiencing. Quite simply, this is the hardest wish we have ever had to grant.
Please keep Shiraz in your prayers.
You never know where we will show up to grant a wish. Today we appeared at Mike Wilson's workplace to grant a wish submitted for his children/family by his coworker - Dawn. Here's the wish we received and what we did for the Wilson's.
Dear Bianca's Kids,
My name is Dawn and I am a coworker of Mike & Kim Wilson. On March 26, 2017, Mike came home to his house engulfed in flames. Thankfully no one was home at the time but Mike and his family lost everything. Mike and his wife Kim and their 2 children Gwen (13) and Dane (8) are the most wonderful people anyone can have as friends, they would give you the shirt off their backs and not ask for anything in return. If there is any way you could help replace a few items for the family. This family is so worthy of a wish from Bianca's Kids.
We granted this wish today with following for the Wilson Family:
- Two 32gb amazon fire tablets to replace the kids' tables;
- $250 amazon gift card for school clothes
- A photo session from giggle garden for a family portrait because all the family photos were destroyed;
- A framed portrait from BK for the family's new home
Photo (left to right) Mike Wilson's brother, Dawn (Wishmaker) Mike Wilson, Gabriella Michael (VP of Bianca's Kids)
We received the following wish from Amy (Henry's mommy) via our website:
Dear Bianca's Kids: ...
Henry is the sweetest 4 year old boy. His condition Arthrogryposis leaves him with weak muscles and stiff joints. He has a wheelchair for mobility and has limited use of his arms and hands. He struggles to have the strength to do things with his hands. He wishes for his very own iPad that he can use to work on his letter and numbers. And to play games and watch movies on his 8 hour car trips that he takes regularly to see his Specialized Doctor in Philadelphia.
Dear Amy, we are thrilled to grant this wish for you. We have a shiny new IPad on its way to Henry which should help with his ABC's and keeping him happy during his long car rides to the doctor.
Here is the wish we received via our website:
Dear Bianca's Kids:
My brother-in-law was recently diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. He has started a very rigid and intense treatment plan that has understandably been stressful and emotional for him as well as his family. Along with four older boys, my sister and brother- in-law also have one 11 year old son and this has been extremely difficult for him. Jacob is trying to understand and process a very scary diagnosis. My wish is for Jacob to receive some therapy in order to understand what he is going through and hopefully be able process and cope through this huge change. I can not imagine being his age and trying to understand everything that is going on. His whole world has changed. He is an amazing little man and any help you could give him would be so appreciated!
Dear Amy, there are few relationships more precious than father and son. We can't imagine the fear Jacob is experiencing at this time and we want to help him through it. Accordingly, we are granting your wish with 6 therapy sessions for Jacob with an amazing therapist. We hope it helps and will keep your family in our prayers during this difficult time.
Due to privacy & confidentiality purposes, last names and real photos of wish recipient have not been used.
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Here's the wish we received via our website:
Dear Bianca's Kids,
My wish is for Chase to have a weighted snuggle vest that he can wear when we go to public places. Chase's senses are best described as being in a traffic jam and he has a difficult time functioning in places outside of the home. The vest would bring him some comfort and help to ease his anxiety.
Thank you for the consideration.
Maureen, weighted vests are a great stress-reducer and blessing to a lot of kids. Accordingly, we granted your wish by ordering a vest for Chase which will be delivered to you in the next 2-7 days. We hope it helps your little guy.
Today, we mailed out a care package to Drake which included a lot of items from you, our amazing supporters. His care package included but was not limited to a plethora of remote control cars, Pokemon items, collectible cars along with various other toys, ITunes, Amazon, ToysRus and Google Play gift cards and greeting cards for Drake to enjoy.
We cannot thank you enough for your continued support and huge hearts in bringing joy to amazing children that are burdened with cancer like Drake. We are sure this care package will bring a much needed smile to his face