WISH GRANTED - For children of a veteran who survived a tour in Iraq but was murdered at home. Today, we honor the late Ryan Hercher by granting a wish for 2 of his grieving children.
Ryan Hercher was just 39 years old when he was shot to death in a parking lot by an unknown gunman in May of this year. As of today, no one has been charged with his murder. Two of the children Ryan left behind, Layla & Riley, continue to grieve the loss of their daddy.
We received a wish for Layla & Riley from their mom Theresa. Theresa advised that in addition to dealing with her children’s grief, her son Riley is special needs, diagnosed with PTSD,ODD,ADHD,SPD and seizures. Riley struggled for years in school with all this and finally got back on track this year only to find out he lost his dad to murder. The trauma has set Riley back emotionally.
Theresa’s wish for Riley & Layla was a family trip to Gatlinburg, TN during the kids’ Xmas break from school. Teresa is a single mother of three and it would be impossible for her to afford such a trip at this time. The kids have been to TN in the past and absolutely loved it. As one of our missions is to help grieving children, especially these children seeing as they are the kids of a veteran who made incredible sacrifices for us, we knew we had to grant a big wish for them. This trip will give the kids a much needed break, a ton of joy and will create great family memories.
Today, we advised Theresa that her wish is going to become a reality. We are sending Teresa a check which will cover the cost of an amazing cabin with a view of the smoky mountains in Gatlinburg, money for gas to get the family to and from, and spending money for the family to enjoy on their trip.
Theresa has decided this vacation will be a surprise Christmas gift for her children. So if any of you know them please do not mention it. We love surprises! 🤫
We will continue to pray for justice for Ryan and for peace for all who knew and loved him.
We received a wish for Kanen by a woman named Tina. Her wish was simple, a few Xbox cards for a little cancer warrior would do. We looked a little deeper into Kanen’s story and here is what we found.
Since he was 6 yrs old this precious angel has been battling cancer. This week, scans revealed the truth, the worse case scenario. The cancer has spread. Kanen’s spine is covered in Leptomeningeal disease and he has some spots in his skull too. He has a lot of pain and is slowly losing neurological abilities. As you can imagine, it’s killing his family.
Kanen’s parents have made the very hard decision to start hospice care. There is nothing more in life this family wanted than to cure him. At this point, they will make the most of every minute of every day with their buddy.
Since his birthday is October 10th the family was planning an early celebration because they honestly don’t know how much time they have left. Weeks is what they have been told.
We at Bianca’s Kids decided that Xbox cards was simply not enough for this little hero. We added to Tina’s wish by sending the family $100 for Xbox cards and an additional $500 to pay for an awesome birthday party for Kanen. If we could make 1 hr of this child’s time on earth joyful, we will have done our job.
Please keep Kanen & his family in your prayers.
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Here is the wish we received:
Dear Bianca’s Kids,
Hey! My baby brother Daniel just turned 11. He's a great kid, but life hasn't been the easiest for him. When I was 13 and he was 1, us and our other two siblings were removed from our home and placed in temporary foster care because (deleted for confidentiality purposes). We all returned home, but the environment is highly stressful, as our entire family struggles with (deleted for confidentiality purposes). Daniel is also on the spectrum, and struggles with the same sensory processing issues I do.
I have several wishes for Daniel, some more practical for his physical needs, and some are just nice things I wish I could get him. Whenever he visits my apartment, he loves to snuggle under my weighted blanket, and I would love for Daniel to be able to have one of his own. Another thing I think that would be beneficial is a pair of noise canceling headphones. He uses video games and YouTube as an escape when things are crazy at home, but with his current pair of headphones, loud noises get through very easily. These would also be helpful for when he is getting overstimulated, in order to block out sound while in public environments. One of his autistic special interests is Pokemon. I recently gifted him my old Nintendo DSi, but didn't have any Pokemon games to give him, so any Pokemon games that are compatible with a DSi would be awesome.
I want the world for this kid, and I do what I can to give it to him, even though I'm not in the best situation myself. When I discovered this organization, I thought I'd take a shot at trying to get him things he could benefit from that I'm not currently able to get him. Thank you so much.
Mitchell, we couldn’t love this wish more. Your love for your brother is evident. We are thrilled to grant this whisk for you with EVERYTHING you wished for for Daniel. We have ordered a 25 lb weighted blanket, a set of noise cancelling headphones and 2 awesome Pokémon games for your brothers DSi game which Will be delivered to your door within the next few days. Keep being the champion you are for your little brother. The world could use a few more Mitchells.