I am submitting a wish for my good friend Kathy. She is an amazing mother and woman who has continually opens her door & heart to foster children even though she has a few biological children of her own. She has adopted several children she fostered. Kathy is forever volunteering what little time she has to people and animals in need. She teaches her children to do the same. Thanksgiving at Kathy's is celebrated the day before as she and her children feed the homeless on Thanksgiving Day. She can frequently be found at the Camden Animal
shelter volunteering to help the animals. No one deserves a little Christmas help more than my friend Kathy. I know a gift card would be so helpful for her Xmas shopping this year.
Patty, your wish is granted. A $300 gift card will be sent to Kathy to help her with Christmas shopping.
A Family of 5 is now a family of 4 in our community. The Parents were married over 20 years. They are of minimal financial means. The Dad passed away this week. The Mom is devastated as expected. Mom has 3 teenagers to take care of alone now. Her life partner gone. I would like to help them during their grief & for Christmas so mom can have gifts under the tree. They have enough to deal with dad in heaven this Christmas.
This one was so difficult for all of us.
Wish granted. BK is providing mom a gift card to shop for the kids.
Our hearts, prayers & condolences to the family.
This submission was chosen by our Director of the Board - Vanessa
(Names have been changed for privacy purposes) Dear Bianca's Kids,
I work at a supermarket. My coworker is a poor mom. She always works so hard, never complains and never takes off. She gets all the nastiest tasks like cleaning up a bathroom mess or vomit, pushes a ton of carts and does it all with a smile.
Her daughter is 7 yrs old, autistic and a product of rape. She refused to have an abortion. The little girl has no daddy and her mom struggles so hard financially.
Also my coworker's mother is dying & somehow she finds the time and energy to take care of her too.
If you could help her with Xmas gifts I would be so grateful. No one deserves it more.
A $200 gift card is on it's way to your deserving coworker.
Dear Bianca's Kids
A wonderful man and volunteer firefighter in my town of Vineland had the unthinkable happen to him & his family on Thanksgiving. A fire engulfed his entire home. The home and all its contents turned to ash in minutes. Everything he worked for all these years,,,GONE!!!!!!!!!!!!! To have this nightmare happen to anyone is horrifying enough but for it happen during the holiday season is 1000x harder. This firefighter and his wife have a little boy too who I believe is in 4th grade and is worried Santa will not know where to find him given their displaced and in a motel now. Is there ANY WAY you could do to help them for Christmas? Please, I am begging you. A little Christmas miracle for this family would be incredible and so appreciated.
Our community is doing all it can to pitch in but I know you guys could put a smile on anyone's face even in these circumstances?
Ron, there are MANY ways we could help this family for you. How does $500 sound? How does $500 and 20 Christmas presents for the firefighter's son sound? How does $500, 20 Christmas gifts for their little boy and Santa Claus delivering everything to them personally sound?? BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT WE'RE DOING RON. WISH GRANTED!
Dear Bianca's Kids,
My son suffers from MS and its symptoms. For any person this is difficult but for a teenager in the prime of his life its so frustrating. Especially when his siblings are without such health issues. My son has been wanting a Troy Polamalu jersey for a while. But its too expensive for my budget. My wish is for my son to finally get this jersey. He's been through a lot and this would definitely make him smile.
Dear LM, there is an upside to everything. In this case, your son's struggles with MS are going to be rewarded with a Polamalu jersey from the NFL shop which will be delivered to you on Christmas Eve. Wish Granted!
Dear Bianca's Kids,
I read your post about a wish for a deserving kid on Facebook. Well, there is a girl that I work with and her name is Kim. She has a daughter with a very rare disease called Battens. It is incurable and Kelsey has already lived past most expectations.
This disease is so devastating and debilitating. I cannot imagine worrying every day that my child could die, but that is what Kim lives with every day. So I guess I'm not so much asking for your consideration for Kelsey as I am for Kim.
Kim does everything for Kelsey. She sits with her at the dining room table after making dinner for her family of 3 children every night. This time is spent so Kelsey has a friend to be with. She doesn't speak anymore, but Kim tries to engage her with conversation or coloring or anything to try & stay connected as more than a Mom & a nursemaid.
Kelsey's in a chair all the time and she's a pretty big girl. Kim must do everything for her as she is immobile. This work that Kim does so lovingly is so strenuous mentally and physically.
Kim is always exhausted and who could blame her. She works so hard at being the best mom.
WISH GRANTED! This incredibly worthy mom received $500 from Bianca's Kids.
This wish came from MANY of you wishing for help for the family of William "Bill" Lougherty who was killed in a car accident in November of this year. Bill was only 34 years old & left behind a wife and 3 children.
This particular wish hit so close to home for me. When I was 11 my own father was killed in a car accident just like Bill and at the exact same time of year. Like Bill's wife, my mother was suddenly left widowed with young children. To lose a husband/father in such a sudden & tragic manner is difficult enough, but when it happens just weeks before Christmas, the grief is compounded with the financial and other burdens associated with missing your loved one at Christmas. There was absolutely no way I could NOT grant this wish. We have contacted Bill's wife and advised her that a $300 gift card is on its way to help her with Christmas shopping for her children.
Wish granted my friends.
Dear Bianca's Kids,
My daughter is facing the most serious surgery. She has been struggling with a condition that is so frightening. She's a great kid and would LOVE to go to Jingle Ball! She really deserves a great night considering all she has endured the past few months.
Stef's daughter and friends received club box seats to Jingle Ball.
Dear Bianca's Kids,
I am humbled, proud, amazed and in awe of the work you are doing...the heart of this miracle organization bursts love and joy upon so many! I was reading through the granted wishes today with my mom and the two of us were balling. I have someone that I believe deserves a wish and I humbly ask for your help. My friend Pam, a girl that I worked with for many years is a wonderful and loving person. She endured and escaped a violent relationship for many years and finally found her prince. Eddie was a warm and loving teddy bear type...an inner city teacher that gave back to those kids everything he had in him. They had a beautiful son together, Eddie Jr. A few years ago Eddie suffered a basketball injury. Upon having x-rays it was discovered that he had a rare form of bone cancer. He suffered through multiple surgeries and round after round of chemo never giving up...that man fought...fought hard! Never missed a day to teach those kids even through chemo. Pam and Eddie had never married, it worked for them and they believed, "if it aint broke, don't fix it." Last January, he woke up one morning and told Pam to get dressed they were going to the Justice of the peace. They were married early that day, that very afternoon Eddie's body succumbed to this disease that had spread throughout his body. Pam at 50 years old is raising their 8 year old son and working toward her nursing degree. She is someone that is always optimistic, a fabulous mother and works so hard to now fill the role of Mommy AND Daddy for little Eddie. If there's anything that Bianca's kids can do I would be eternally grateful. Humbly and with much love, Beans.
Dear Beans, we are more than happy to give this mom a little deserved Christmas help. A $200 gift card is on it's way to Pam. WISH GRANTED!