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.
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.