Dear Bianca’s Kids,
Ezekiel is 6 and a true survivor story. He was born premature at only six months but that was just the start of his journey. He also was discovered to be born with n.e.c, Which is an intestinal disease that slowly but eventually deteriorates the bowel. He also was given a trach very early on and had to be on a ventilator. He’s already had over a dozen surgeries in his short life and in the beginning was given a very low chance of survival but with the blessing of God he pushed through and survived it all and is still here today for his sixth birthday. I know he will definitely be here for 100 more birthdays to come. He has been through so much pain and suffering but has fallen through it all and has coming on top he is literally a soldier in my eyes and a miracle all in one.
My wish for Zeek would be for an IPad because he loves the iPad that he uses in the hospital to watch educational videos and I feel this will definitely expand his learning capacity.
Dear Zeek’s Daddy,
We are thrilled to grant this wish for you and Zeek. We have ordered an iPad and a durable cover which will be delivered to Zeek in the next couple days. Enjoy!
To submit a wish to Bianca’s Kids go to www.Biancaskids.org
Shelbi Martin was young, beautiful and the mother of 2 precious little ones. She had a bright future ahead of her. On October 31, 2019 all of that would change when Shelbi was killed in a murder-suicide.
Shelbi was raised by her loving grandmother Joann who had already endured great loss and sacrificed her life to raise Shelbi. Joann, who should be enjoying retirement is now left grieving the loss of her precious Shelbi & raising Shelbi’s 2 little girls (a 4 year old and a 4 MONTH old baby.)
Shelbi’s 4 year old witnessed the nightmare of her mother’s murder and Joann found Shelbi. Shelbi was murdered in an apartment she lived in with her children and Joann. Trauma is an understatement. As a result, their apartment became a crime scene and Joann & the kids became displaced.
Many people reached out for help for Joanne & the kids including a woman named Katie McCormick. Katey explained that Joann and the children could not return to the apartment. They simply could no longer live in the place where Shelby was killed and that held such devastating memories for all of them. The problem was they couldn’t afford the thousands of dollars it would take to move and live somewhere else.
Thanks to the generosity of our incredible supporters we were able to find a beautiful 3 bedroom house for Joann and the kids and to pay their first and last month’s rent and security deposit. Our help made the new home/move affordable for Joann. We also collected about $1000 worth of gift cards for Joanne to use for anything she needs for the children.
Joanne and the children moved into the new house yesterday and will be there for Christmas thanks to YOU.
Thank you to everyone who helped with this Wish. We are sure Shelby is Looking down from heaven and grateful to all of you for helping her babies.
Here is the wish we received via our website at biancaskids.org.
Dear Bianca’s Kids,
We are looking to get Laurel an iPad so she can work on learning to write... Diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 8 months; she has difficulty with her fine motor skills. She knows her letters and is learning to spell, however she can't control her letter formation and therefore can't write. Her own iPad with apps to trace letters will help her muscle memory and teach her to write. An iPad will help her keep up with her classmates as they learn to spell and read.
Love Renee (mom)
Dear Renee, This gift is going to change Laurel’s life and we’re so happy we could do it for her. One iPad coming right up!
Merry Christmas from Bianca’s Kids.
WISH GRANTED - on this #GivingTuesday we are granting a wish and GIVING to a precious little boy with autism. Meet Antonio.
We recieved a wish via our website at Biancaskids.org from a woman named Deanna. Deanna explained that her adorable one-year-old Anthonio was diagnosed with autism and severe sensory spectrum. Accordingly, Deanna's wish was for some assistance with sensory age appropriate toys for Antonio. Antonio's therapists had suggested such toys, a weighted blanket, blocks, etc. but these items can be very costly and mom couldn't afford them all at this time. Deanna reached out to us after reaching out to varoius other sources for assistance with no luck.
We are glad to report that her last stop was the best stop. Today, we granted Deanna wish with a plethora of sensory toys, a weighted blanket, a bubble machine, and an age apprpriate tablet for Antonio. We know how beneficial these items can be to a child's progression and Antonio doesn't have to wait any longer for them. Everything will be delivered to our little buddy in a couple days.
Happy holidays Antonio!
We received a wish from a wonderful woman named Anissa. Anissa explained that her niece Aisha Dixon was brutally murdered. Aisha left behind 12 precious children.Unbelievably, some of Aisha’s children witnessed their mother’s murder.
One of Aisha’s children “Zakiyah” is Anissa’s great-niece. Anissa asked for help with 2 gifts Zakiyah was wishing for but were both too expensive for Anissa to pay for.
Here is the actual wish we received:
My wish for my great-niece, it is to see her smile. This year has been a difficult year for this child. Her mother was brutally murdered in front of 3 of her other siblings by her boyfriend. My niece (her mother) left behind 12 children and this has been really hard for my family. I had her to write down 2 gifts she wanted for Christmas and she wrote, she wanted a Juno Elephant and L.O.L Surprise 2-in-1 Glamper. I would love to see her smile as she open up these gifts. She has gone through so much. Please Google her mom’s story (Aisha Dixon is her mother’s name). I pray that we hear from someone soon about granting her wish. I thank you all in advance.
Anissa, we are so sorry for your incredible loss. We are ordering both gifts for your great-niece.
Merry Christmas from Bianca’s Kids.
WISH GRANTED for sweet sister concerned her special needs brother & family wouldn’t have a good Christmas. Meet Anastasia.
Here is the wish we received via our website:
Dear Bianca Kids,
My name is Anastasia and I would like to tell you about my family. I am the oldest of three kids. I have 2 brothers, Pedro who is 17 with special needs and Anthony who is 10. My mom and step dad are hard works. My mom is a substitute teacher and my stepdad lost his job two months ago. I know that they are having a tough time because there holidays are coming. They were going to take us to Disney World but they used that money to pay bills. I’m not asking for a vacation but maybe some gifts for my brothers. I don’t want them to be disappointed about not getting any gifts.
Anastasia, we love sisters like you. Glad we could grant your wish with a check for $500 to help make Christmas awesome for you guys. Merry Christmas from Bianca’s Kids.
WISH GRANTED for 2 beautiful babies who recently lost their mother to addiction. We’re helping to make their 1st Christmas without mommy a little more bearable.
I am writing this letter to you to wish for a Christmas for my nieces this year. Here is where their story begins on April 18th, 2019 my nieces Alannah (8) & Savannah Cook (4) lost their beloved mother to the battle of addiction. Their father is not around either. So essentially they don’t have either of their parents anymore. But with my parents picking up the financial part of the loss of their daughter, things have been hard and have been behind on everything lately. My parents are the ones to always put themselves last and everyone else including children and people that aren’t their kids before them. They are such a kind and caring family. I’m not just saying this because they are my parents but this is who they are. They are immensely struggling between trying to keep the bills in order to provide for my nieces as well now and have been since we have had to burry my sister/their daughter. Alannah and Savannah love and adore their mother to this day and still don’t know how or why God took their mother at only 28 years young. This will be their first Christmas and holiday season without their mother & I know they are so worried with being able to provide any gifts for them this year under the Christmas tree. If you guys would be so kinds just for one gift each they would be so thankful and appreciative and it would make their first Christmas without their Mommy so much less of a hard day for them. Thank you so much for taking the time to even read my letter to you and thank you for taking it into consideration at all.
Thank you Alannah & Savannah’s Aunt,
Maci, you are an awesome aunt. While we could never heal their hearts, we can help make Christmas a little easier on your parents by sending them a check for $500 to Christmas shop for the girls. God bless all of you during this difficult holiday season.
WISH GRANTED for adorable little warrior battling cancer for years whose parents just needed a little Christmas break. Meet Jack.
Dear Bianca’s Kids,
Cancer... a diagnosis that is one of the most feared things one can face. Well that became this toddlers reality, which has prompted me to make this request. Jack my (son) just turned 5 but was 2 years old when he was diagnosed with B cell leukemia in Nov 2016. Since that horrific day he has been receiving aggressive chemo treatment. The treatments come with various complications, but added health issues make treatments even more difficult. Beside cancer Jack has a metabolic disorder that affects how he absorbs medications making treatments risky due to excessive toxicity that has almost taken Jacks life. This child has faced MANY challenges from treatment including decreased motor skills resulting in intensive physical therapy and occupational therapy to retain his muscle tone and fine motor skills. Through out this journey Jack has shown incredible strength, he is such a little warrior. What Jack has endured over these last 3 years is heart wrenching. Through these horrific times we haven’t given up or lost faith.
My Wish is for Bianca’s Kids to give us the opportunity to go Christmas shopping to pick out things for Jack without worrying about the financial burden this holiday season.
Kari, God bless your strength! We have a check for $500 coming your way to help you do Xmas shopping for Jack without financial stress. Merry Christmas to you from Bianca’s Kids.
WISH GRANTED - little boy lives out his dream to be a police officer for the day thanks to a looking Police Chief. Meet Payton
We recently received a wish from Payton’s mommy. She explained that her beautiful boy has been dreaming of being a police officer for the past 4 years. Due to his medical issues, Payton’s mom felt his dream may never come to fruition. Her wish to Bianca’s Kids was to get Payton to experience the next best thing and become a police officer f...or the day.
To that end, we contacted the amazing Chief Empey of the Jordan Minnesota police department. Chief Empey, without hesitation, agree to help us make this wish a realty. Today Chief Empey and his staff went above and beyond to make Payton’s day beyond special. Oh, and we sent Payton the fabulously authentic uniform he wore today. Lol
Thank you Chief Empey and Everyone at Jordan (MN) Police Department. We appreciate you for giving Payton an experience he won’t soon forget.
Thanks to our friends at Integrity Automotive in Williamstown, NJ., this mom is never going to be forced to take a bus or an Uber to work or school again. It’s hard enough to go to work, then add school to it and a 3 yr old baby to care for WITH NO TRANSPORTATION. We had to change that.
We received a wish for Gianna from her manager Maria. Marie explain how hard Gianna saved to buy herself a used car that turned out to be a lemon and because of it she had no transportation or money to buy another car. She explained that Gianna is one of the hardest working people and that even without transportation she is never late and never misses work.
Gianna was in utter shocked when we surprised her with a shiny red Nissan at Integrity Automotive. She never stopped crying. ♥️ see our prior post for the video of this wish.
We love to help our hard-working single moms and this was a perfect opportunity. A huge thank you goes out to our friends at Integrity Automotive for partnering with us on this wish. We couldn’t have done it without you.