Here’s the request for help we got:
Dear Bianca’s Kids,
My family and I could use the help ️ my son Logan (who’s 4th birthday is tomorrow ) has had two open heart surgeries and is on fast track for his next one. I am still working, longer hours than usual, husband has reduced hours and my sons hospital bills are piling up. Because my son is immunosuppressed my husband and I are having to miss work and “decide” who “gets to go to work” that day so the other will stay home with our son. Because of this, so many bills are being put on the back burner. Recently we were told by my sons cardiologist that he should not go near any child or non immediate family member as his heart is working extra hard already. Obviously this puts extra strain on my husband and I because not only are we extremely worried about my son and his upcoming heart surgery but we ourselves have to take extra precaution, but yet need to work to bring in an income to pay the bills to take care of our family. This vicious cycle is spiraling many down, but anything would help our family right now. Thank you ️
We can’t imagine how much harder this pandemic and all it involves is on families like yours. Subsequently, we are granting your request for help with a check for $300. We hope it takes some pressure off you abs your husband in the next couple weeks.
Here’s the wish we received via our website at Biancaskids.org:
My name is Samantha. I am a single mom to 3 beautiful little girls. Isabella is 8 and she has Niemann Pick Disease Type C, another name for it is children's alzheimers. Piper is 6 and she has autism/adhd and bipolar disorder. Phoebe is 5 and also has autism/adhd and odd. We have hit a very hard time and I am trying my best to do what I can for my girls. I can not work because I stay home and care for Isabella who requires 24/7 care. We have no transportation, I walk everywhere. When isabella is admitted to the hospital frequently I have no way to go and see her while she is in there because I don't even have the money for a city bus. We live in a run down motel because I can't afford the rent, deposit, and utilities on a house. I walk to the grocery store every day because we only have a mini refrigerator in the motel that doesn't hold much. I can only carry 2 or 3 bags of food at a time. I do everything all by myself and I try so hard for my girls.
Thank you for your time.
Samantha, we are granting your wish with a check for $500. This should help you with groceries for the girls for a few weeks. We hope this small blessing will relieve you of a little stress at this time.
If anyone else would like to help this precious family you may do so via PayPal by sending your donation to firstname.lastname@example.org .
***Mother of precious little boy whose story of unemployment due to Covid-19 was featured on CNN gets a little blessing from Bianca's Kids.***
Opal Foster is the loving mother of an adorable little boy named Jeremiah who has Down Syndrome. She was featured in a story on CNN this week that some of our board members saw & were touched by.
Opal is a graphic designer who lost her job 2 weeks ago due to Covid-19. Like a million other Americans, Opal is waiting on unemployment checks which are delayed due to the number of people filing for benefits. In the meantime, there is no income but bills still need to be paid and Jeremiah needs to be fed.
Our focus right now is not to grant lavish wishes to help people like Opal pack their fridges or pay a bill or two. To that end, we are sending Opal $300 to help her with groceries this month.
Stay strong Opal! We WILL get through this together,
If anyone else would like to send this beautiful family some monetary help you can do that by sending it through Paypal to Opalfoster@hotmail.com.
**FAMILY EFFECTED BY COVID WITH $5 LEFT IN THEIR BANK ACCOUNT GET SOME MUCH NEEDED HELP FROM BIANCA'S *
Here is the wish we received via our website at Biancaskdis.org:
Dear Bianca's Kids,
Hi, my name is Casey I have a 5 year old son named Atticus with a rare genetic lung disease called PCD. It's a lot like cystic fibrosis. We have been in quarantine for 3 weeks now and I haven't been able to work during this time. We are fighting unemployment and my husband is a volunteer firefighter for our town and has been very busy and was laid off from his job.
We have $5 left in our bank account and it's been really hard. We have to use instacart to get groceries and take the chance when we have to pick up his countless medications. Im not worried about myself just my son. I want to make sure he continues to stay healthy and safe but to also make sure he has food.
Thank you for reading this
I hope you stay healthy and safe Durning this time. God bless.
Casey, we have a check for $300.00 coming to you asap to help with groceries for Atticus and the family .
**ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL FAMILY EFFECTED BY COVID-19 GETS MUCH NEEDED HELP FROM BIANCA'S KIDS. MEET THE TYPETANARS**
In our effort to help as many families as we can during these uncertain times, we are blessing families with money for bills and/or groceries to help them get by. Accordingly, we received a request for help from Emily. Emily and her husband are the proud parents of their special needs son Henry. Emily advised that Henry just got a trach and she's been his full time caregiver since he was born. Emily also informed us that her husband just got laid off due to Covid-19 and they aren’t so sure his factory will survive after Corona is over. Emily said money was beyond tight before this layoff happened and that any little bit helps.
That being said, we are helping Emily & her loving family with a check for $300.00 to use for bills and/or groceries (wherever needed). Emily was in tears and beyond happy for the blessing and we couldn't be happier to do it for her.
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If you follow us you know that single moms are a priority to us. We received the following wish for help for one such mom:
Dear Bianca’s Kids,
I am concerned about a friend and school colleague. Jen is a single mom of 2 growing boys ages 10 and 13. She doesn’t have a big family to help her. Her mom passed away a few yrs back.
Jen usually works 2 jobs but is only getting one pay check for now. I would drop off food but I am isolated for 2 weeks.
Jen could use food for the boys:
Dear Maureen, we are so happy whenever we could help single moms, especially now during the Covid outbreak. We have mailed Jen a check for $300.00 which should help her with groceries for the next two weeks.
All our best,
Here is the wish we received via our website:
My girls Jenna (7) and Cierra (9) need a laptop to do homework. We had bought them tablet thinking that this would work unfortunately the school system is not set up for this type of device. My girls have been through so much and they really want to be in school so we're are trying to keep them busy and make sure that they stay on top of their school work.
Miranda (Foster Mom)
Miranda, foster kids are our number one priority. Instead of one laptop we are buying you two, one for each girl. This way, there is no fighting & should one ever break you have another for the kids to do homework with. It’s the least we can do in return for all you do for your two precious foster babies. ♥️
Your laptops have been ordered and will be to you on April 9th.
*SINGLE MOTHER OF 3 ABANDONED AT THE WORST POSSIBLE TIME GETS A MUCH NEEDED BLESSING FROM BIANCA'S KIDS*
Here is the wish we received via our website:
There’s a young lady I’m helping her name is Sandy. Sandy has three kids and a man she was with for 20 years who decided during this time he doesn’t want to be with her. He left Sandy in a house with nothing; she depended on his income. Sandy has a 5 month old and a 14 & 16 year old. I’m trying to help her gather money for food and other needed items short term.
If you could spare $10-20 and I can get 20 -50 people to help to do so, this should carry Sandy through. She’s hoping to get unemployment but this just happened. She doesn’t want to ask for help so I’m trying to help her and ask others. She has clothes, just needs to get through with formula and other baby items.
As a huge supporter of Bianca's Kids, nothing makes us happier than to be able to grant a wish for you for a friend in such need. We just dropped a $500 check in the mail to Sandy thanks to you and hope it helps her during this most difficult time. Thanks for all you do for your those in your community.
Hello Bianca’s Kids,
We are the Ellison family. We have five kids. Serenity is 9, Jackson is 7, Adalynn is 5, Colton is 3 and Gracin will be ONE in May! Our wish is really for all of our kids. Our wish is for them to have a trampoline. Or really anything fun for outdoors.
Their dad, Jacob, is a medically retired combat veteran. They have all been put through having to understand the physical and emotional struggles having a father with severe PTSD, TBI, hearing loss, and spinal cord damage gives. On top of that, Jackson and Adalynn have ADHD, which has caused them to struggle with school. Serenity has recently been diagnosed with anxiety. Colton and Gracin have several physical issues that we believe is from a genetic cause. We are currently waiting for testing to come back. They have speech, and PT therapy 4x a week. They both have acrocyanosis, high muscle tone. Gracin has an ASD heart defect that he has to have surgery to fix before he is three. He also has pulmonary valve stenosis. In addition, he has delayed swallow and delayed gastric emptying.
All of this has become our 'normal.' Recently our kids have had to suffer repeated losses that have triggered a lot of emotional hurts. My mom, (all of our best friend) passed away last august from stage four lung cancer. We all helped care for her. After this, in October we lost our elderly dog Scout, followed by our two beloved family ponies in November and in February. Our kids started doing equine therapy and riding to show two years ago. Now since losing their ponies, they can't do that daily like they were.
With all of this together, it is hard to take our kids a half-hour into town to play at the park. My husband's PTSD makes him uneasy in public places. Having outdoor play items for our kids would be a great physical help for our boys, and bring joy to them.
Thank you for considering us to receive a wish,
The Ellison Family.
Dear Ellison Family,
First and foremost, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. Gifting your beautiful family with an awesome new and enclosed trampoline for the kids Is the least we could do for you. We received Notification that it’s been delivered and on your doorstep as we speak. Your wish is granted. Enjoy!
Dear Bianca’s Kids,
Connor is a loving, smiley, water crazy, Ozzy Osbourne and Metallica rocking four year old who has recently been diagnosed with Rett’s Syndrome as well as epilepsy and hypotonia. Though Connor is not able to walk independently yet, he LOVES movement! His favorite activity is swinging- fast and high. Connor enjoys the opportunity to stand on a platform swing in therapy and at school, while supervised, and work on his balance and core strength.
Additionally, when Connor is upset and needs to calm down, being able to rock back and forth on a swing helps to sooth him. Connor has recently started using an iPad to communicate and frequently requests to swing at home. Unfortunately, due to cold Ohio weather it’s not as simple as going outside and playing. Additionally, because of necessary time off needed in search of a diagnosis and treatment for Connor our additional funds to pay for a swing are limited. Our wish for Connor would be for a platform swing along with the necessary ceiling supports and suspension kit so that Connor could swing until his heart is content regardless of how cold it gets outside! Thank you so much for your consideration of his wish.
Conner, one indoor swing with hardware coming right up! Strengthen that core buddy!