We surprised our former wish recipient AJ with a "no more chemo" party at Chick-fil-A in Washington Township, New Jersey. He was surrounded by family and friends as we all celebrated this major milestone for a sweet little boy. As AJ was going through chemotherapy on the day we granted his initial wish last year, he was so sick he could barely enjoy the day. Accordingly, we felt that another surprise was in order for our little warrior. In addition to his party at Chick-Fil-A, we surprised AJ with tickets to the WWE Battleground event in Philadelphia in July, 2007. As you can see on his face, this cancer survivor was thrilled beyond words!
We ❤️ you!!!!!
We received a wish from a teacher in New York by the name of Anne. Anne explained that 18-year-old David has Cri du Chat Syndrome. She added that David recently attended his prom and went crazy over all the beautiful dress shoes everyone was wearing as they were much different from the regular shoes students normally wear to school.
Given David's new show fetish, Anne thought Bianca's Kids could brighten David's day with some beautiful dress shoes of his own. So for David we have a snazzy pair of brown dress shoes, a pair of black dress shoes and a new pair of bright blue (his favorite color) sneakers.
Enjoy your new kicks David. Nothing like a sharp dressed man!
We received a wish from a local caseworker from the Division of Youth and Family Services. She stated the following:
Jason is one of seven children who was in foster care for four years. Jason was returned home to his mother in December, 2016. He is in desperate need of a laptop because his mom cannot afford one for him. Jason went from foster care to moving away from his friends and school. The family moved to another town in NJ where a computer or laptop is mandatory. The school has homework that can only be done at home with a computer. Jason wants to play baseball but as he has to stay after school to use the school's computers to do his homework, he misses out on that opportunity. Any help would be appreciated.
Dear Lorene, we dont know how any child can get through school today without a laptop. Jason deserves every resource and opportunity every other child has. Accordingly,your wish is granted! One shiny new laptop for Jason coming right up! Now, he can play baseball and do his homework from home.
(for confidentiality purposes, names have been changed. Photo courtesy of Fotolia does not depict the actual child.)
WISH GRANTED FOR LITTLE GIRL WITH MEDICAL CONDITIONS THAT CAUSE HER ANXIETY & LOW SELF ESTEEM. MEET MIRACLE
Here's the wish we received from a special mom.
Dear Bianca's Kids:
Miracle is asthmatic and suffers from eczema and food allergies. She has anxiety and low self esteem because of her skin(rash) condition due to the eczema. I am a single mother who finds it financially hard at times to buy her anything.
Miracle's wish, if granted, would be a gift card to Wal-Mart so that she can pick herself out a toy and a outfit to lift her spirits a little bit. This will put a big smile on her face. I wish I could do this for her right now but I cant. Thank you for the consideration. Have a bless day
Thank you for your wish. We hear this a lot, medical conditions that cause children to have self-esteem and anxiety issues at no fault of their own. Given what miracle goes through, we felt a little shopping spree was appropriate here. Accordingly we are sending Miracle a Walmart gift card to buy herself something special.
Grace is a kind girl. Her little sister has a critical illness and because of it Grace has had to give up everything - her home, friends, school, church etc., to be close to her sister while she receives treatment. Grace has been so unbelievably strong, but we know how hard it is on the siblings of sick children. Many times, they sit back in the shadows, watching their siblings and parents suffer. Essentially, they suffer in silence.
Grace's parents are unable to do something fun or buy her nice things right now given the circumstances. Grace's mom sent us a wish for a new outfit or Lego set for Grace. We say, NO WAY! A shopping spree is in order!
As we love to grant wishes for siblings like Grace, we are sending her a $200 Walmart gift card to get what she wants, when she wants. Just one afternoon, focused on nothing but what Grace wants. She deserves it!
Have fun Grace!
Wish Granted for Autistic Child In Need Of A Little Extra Assistance to Attend Summer Camp - Meet David.
We received a wish from Nickiesha for her 8-year-old son David who is struggles from Autism, Eosinophilic Esophagitis and asthma. Nickiesha explained that like many children, David wants to go to summer camp. However, given his conditions, David would need a one-on-one aid to accompany him at camp.
A one-on-one aid for David for a week of summer camp is $700.00 and unafordable for Nickiesha as it would be for most working individuals/families. Nickiesha asked for our help in this regard as she didnt want David to miss out on a camp experience simply because she couldn't afford an aid for him.
We granted Nickiesha's wish for David today because regardless of his issues, David deserves to have great summer memories and experiences that summer camp offers.
Have fun at summer camp David!
WISH GRANTED FOR BREAST CANCER WARRIOR/ MOTHER OF SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD TO HELP HER BOY BETTER COMMUNICATE WITH HER WHILE SHE IS AWAY FROM HOME RECEIVING TREATMENT
Here's the wish we received :
Dear Bianca's Kids,...
Last year was a hard year for my family. My son Michael was diagnosed with autism and I was diagnosed with breast cancer on top of having lupus and a rare blood disorder, which I have to get bloodwork done weekly. For my son it's been a very hard adjustment having me away from him when I go away for treatments. He often has meltdowns and isn't coping well. Michael would love to have an iPad so that he can keep in touch with me through my iPhone when I'm away and we can't be together. Our treatments have left us with so many medical bills and very little to buy anything else. Thank you for your consideration.
Dear Carmen, we are so sorry for your struggles. Having a special needs child requires so much in itself, we can't imagine how your handling it all while battling breast cancer. You are a true warrior! We are so happy to grant this wish for you and Michael as we are sure that allowing your son to see your face and talk to you while your away will calm his soul and help you both get through this ordeal a little easier.
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.