Sadallah Alhaj is handsome, funny and ALL personality. He is 11 years old and a patient at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. Sadallah has end stage renal disease and in need of a kidney. We received a wishlist from Sadallan from one of many hospital staff members who adore this little guy. First thing on his list was a kidney transplant. Oh how we wish we could grant that wish for him. Since we can’t, we are granting Sadallah’s wish by buying him five other items from his wish list to bring him some joy. For Sadallah we have:
A laptop computer to do his schoolwork
A pair of red light up sneakers
The Thief of Always book
Gooey Louie game
The Elf on the Shelf set
This should make him smile.
Here is the wish we received:
Dear Bianca’s Kids:
Hello there, My name is Linda Khounthy, and I have a 2.5 yr old name Lily with Trisomy 21 also known as Down syndrome. Lily has been working hard with Physical therapy, Occupational therapy and speech therapy for over a year now and although we were getting services once a week we still have not met some milestones just yet. Lily is such a beautiful strong and able little girl but her low muscle tone gets in her way of reaching our goals. we are not able to walk on our own just yet but we are trying everyday. We have not been having our therapy for almost 2 months now and with pre school coming at the end of the year I would like for her to be able to participate and learn in school. If it is possible I would like to request a special swing for our home so we can work on our goals with balancing so she could be more confident to walk I would be forever grateful. We used a plateform swing for therapy to work on balance and unlocking her knees and its used many different ways and i would love to continue to work with it in our home so we could at least be some what close in milestones with our peers. The website for the swing is called especialneeds.com and the item is swing around 2 in 1 spinning platform.
We are thrilled to grant this wish for Lily. We know how important it is for her therapy to continue and this 2 in 1 special needs swing will help get Lily back on track. Enjoy!
We received a wish from a loving mom named Nelly. Nelly told us about her daughter Ariel. Ariel is 2 years old and has Down Syndrome. Nelly’s wish was for an iPad for Ariel so she could improve her learning with educational Apps.
We grant a ton of wishes for IPads because they provide children like Ariel access to learning that traditional methods don't because it bypasses a lot of their fine motor skill problems. From being babies onwards, kids learn to use them and are motivated by them in a way that no other resource can achieve.
We know this will help Ariel learn and grow. ♥️
Here’s the wish we received:
Hi Bianca’s Kids,
I’m hoping that my daughter Jelien gets granted a wish of a playhouse. Jelien was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of 3. Because of her immune system, Jelien is unable to be outdoors & more now due to Covid-19 as her immune system is compromise due to her chemo treatments. I’m the mother of 7, oldest is a Senior in High School & I’m a stay at home Mom due to caring for Jelien. Jelien has always wanted a playhouse but financially we aren’t able to get her one. Hoping you can grant her wish.
Talk about having your hands full! We are so happy to grant Jelien’s wish with this indoor/outdoor LOL playhouse she wanted! Also, as an added surprise, we threw in 4 LOL surprise doll balls and an big LOL doll because of her obsession with LOL toys/dolls. Hope this helps keep her entertained while she has to stay indoors.
Hope she loves it. Stay strong little cancer warrior!
Dear Bianca’s Kids:
Lynnie has ADHD, Bipolar and Sensory Processing Issues. She is extremely emotional and confused with not being able to go to school, see her friends or go to the park.
I am really just hoping to get her some new toys/ craft items to help occupy her time. Not going to school or being able to go to parks, see friends, etc., has been very hard on her. I have tried to keep her busy and do crafts with her. It has been hard because I am not working right now. She also finally went up a size in clothes(she had issues gaining weight) & I have been trying to get her new clothes with the little bit I do make donating plasma! She doesn't understand why we cant do "normal" things- she doesn't do well with change. She likes anything craft/ writing related-Journals,colored paper, pens, colored pencils, markers, pipe cleaners, beads, pompoms, glitter, clay, paint, etc. She really likes LOL dolls right now, they're just a little pricy for me when I'm trying to get her clothes too.She LOVES anything to do with outside/water. I was able to get her a small pool a few months ago that I put up and gave her on Easter& I plan to fine her a new Bathing suit soon. Thank you so much for even considering us & doing this for kids/ families.
We are happy to grant your wish for Lynnie. We’re going to turn Lynnie’s frown upside down! Here is everything we are sending her:
1 Awesome LOL Doll!
3 pairs black shorts
3 pairs gray shorts
6 new shirts/tops
1 Unicorn bathing suit
1 LOL fashion plates toy set
1 600 piece jewelry craft set
1 Crayola “All that Glitters” Art Set
Hope this helps relieve you of some financial pressure and brings Lynnie some joy at the same time.
Congrats on getting your wish granted.
We received a wish from Christina Conlan, Senior Child Life Specialist at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. Christina asked us for a piece of medical equipment-a digital EKO stethoscope. Kristina explained that this piece of equipment would allow her and other staff members at the hospital to tape & save on a flash drive a child’s heartbeat. This will allow parents whose children pass away at St. Chris to keep the sound of their child’s heartbeat with them forever. Christina also plans to give to those parents a print out of their children’s heartbeats as well, which this piece of equipment provides.
While the thought of this Wish is so incredibly heartbreaking, when we gave it more thought we realized how valuable the sound of a child’s heart beat is to their parents once they go to heaven. To be able to hear that sound for the rest of your life when you’ve lost your child has to be so valuable to grieving parents. Their children will be in Heaven but thanks to Christina and Bianca’s Kids, their hearts now will remain with their parents. It is for that reason that we granted this is Wish For Christina and St Chris Hosp. We bought the digital EKO along with several USB drives for Christina.