Aubrie has ectodermal dysplasia and her case is very rare. Her skin on her body are very sensitive to light and is very frail. She was born with 80 percent of her first layer of skin gone. It grew but is now so frail a normal cut that would heal for us takes her 3xs as long to heal. She gets very sick easily and the same thing it stays with her for a while. She was born with a cleft lip and pallet and has had numerous surgeries to fix. She is photo phobic and sensitive towards light and the sun so she has to constantly wear sunglasses and caps to keep her eyes & head safe cause she cannot grow hair on her head. She has many drs and many appointments for her care because she has numerous things going on with her with her joints muscles and everything. She has fused eyelids because she is partial blind and has to have drops in her eyes constantly. She is fully deaf and has a bone conductor to help her and she is very fluent in sign language . She is tube fed. Her self esteem is better now with people because some people dont understand her and can be afraid or hurtful towards her. But if u know Aubrie, she is a happy - sweet person. If anyone should be granted a wish it should be sweet Aubrie.
My wish would be for a gift card for Aubrie to go shopping. She loves to shop!
Today we granted a big for sweet Aubrie with a surprise visit to her home, a $1,000.00 gift card to go on a shopping spree today and a plush limo to go/from the mall!
This one took us to the Bronx, NY at FDNY EMT Station 26 to presented Jose, the son of Yadira Arroyo (former FDNY EMT killed in the line of duty) with a wish for him and his 4 brothers to enjoy. An all-inclusive trip to Disney World!!!!
In March, 2017 Yadira Arroyo, a 14-year NY EMT was on duty when a madman overtook her ambulance and ran her over, killing her instantly. Yadira was just 44 years old and left 5 beautiful sons behind. As grieving children are part of our mission, we knew that we wanted to make this wish special for the Arroyo children.
Jose, surrounded by his family and his mother's coworkers, and union brothers, could not have been happier. He's never been to Disney and was so excited and appreciative for the opportunity to spend some fun time with his little brothers. It was obvious that this handsome, well-spoken and gentle young man was the product of an amazing mother. Yadira's 5 boys will enjoy a much needed vacation in the magic kingdom to reconnect as a family and forget their circumstances for a little while. It was am emotional day for all us and a perfect wish for the children of a fallen hero.
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.)