WISH GRANTED - for amazing parents of 5 kids (3 bio, 1 adopted, 1 foster). These selfless parents deserve a fabulous night to themselves.
Here is the wish we received via our website at BiancasKids.org:
Dear Bianca’s Kids:
I have a dear nursing friend named Jessie who is a wonderful child advocate and has recently adopting a lil’ guy and is currently fostering his younger sister (plans for adoption as well). They also have 3 kiddos of their own. Her lil’ guy just was Dx: with seizures. Terrible epilepsy and they are going through it. She is a pediatric nurse and a wonderful individual.
This month is Jessie & her husband’s birthdays & their anniversary and it’s epilepsy awareness month as well. Could Bianca’s kid shed some sunshine to this wonderful family? Maybe a gift card for take out? They are doing such great things for their family and I just hope they could catch a break. Thanks for the consideration.
Dear Barb, sometimes the best thing we can do for our foster/adopted kids is to give their amazing parents a break. Especially when they already had 3 of their own! For this wish we’ve decided to gift Jesse a check for $500 so that she and her husband can go out for a fancy dinner to celebrate their birthdays and anniversary. We’ve also included some extra money in there for a babysitter. What selfless individuals. Hope they enjoy their night out.
My name is Portia and I’m a mother of 2 special need children named Derek and Aniylah. It’s trying and a difficult job caring for not 1 but 2 disabled children under 10 years old. Every day is a struggle making ends meet on little income.
My wish this year is a struggle free Christmas. My daughter just had 2 major to revise her shunt(something to drain fluid from around the brain) which left me out of work and unable to pay bills. Which led to me using my Christmas money to pay bills or being homeless was my only options. I don’t want them to have the newest or most expensive toys out just a tree and a few things to put under it. All year long we go without I just want a relaxing day for my kids one day out of the year. This was her 40th surgery she has had a pretty hectic life and I would love it if she can have one day to feel like a kid. Love,
Dear Portia, God bless your strength! We have a check for $500 coming your way to do your Xmas shopping for the kids. You deserve a struggle free holiday.
Wish Granted - His life changed forever in April with a cancer diagnosis. Today he is our wish recipient - meet Corbin.
In April of this year 12-year-old Corbin was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma. Neuroblastoma is a rare, aggressive, life-threatening form of cancer that requires immediate treatment. Currently, Corbin is finishing up radiation and chemotherapy and will begin immunotherapy next month.
Corbin’s mom submitted a wish via our website at BiancasKids.org for a Apple Watch. It’s something Corbin really wants and we are confident it will keep him entertained during some of his long treatment sessions. One Apple Watch is being delivered to Corbin tomorrow.
Enjoy your watch Corbin. Stay strong buddy. You got this!
WISH GRANTED - for aspiring Fire Fighter battling Stage 4 High Risk Neuroblastoma. Meet 3 year old Cancer Warrior -Spencer.
Here is the wish we received via our website :
Dear Bianca's Kids,
Spencer would absolutely love a Firetruck themed bedroom/playroom makeover! He is planning to be a fireman. He recently got his first ride in a real fire truck! His treatment plan is long, the better part of 2 years. We are coming up on stem cell treatment which will mean we are cut off from the real world for 4 months. No family visitors, No birthday party with family & friends, no Santa visits, no stores, no public places or visitors in our home besides the visiting nurse. The risk of him getting sick is so high that he can’t even fresh eat fruits or veggies. This would definitely brighten his holiday season!
Dear Graham, we are thrilled to grant this wish for Spencer and agree with you. With the number of bedroom makeovers we have done, we found that kids thrive when surrounded by sites, sounds and things they love. Since we are several states away, we have ordered and are shopping the photographed items to you so you can makeover Spencer's space on Bianca's Kids' behalf.
Fight the good fight Spencer! We are pulling for you little buddy
WISH GRANTED - for sweet boy who finds peace from his daily struggles with Tourette Syndrome, Anxiety,OCD, severe short stature and sensory processing issues through art. Meet Eli.
Here is the wish we received:
Eli is a shy and quiet boy with a big heart. He has Tourette Syndrome, Anxiety,OCD, severe short stature and he also deals with sensory processing issues. Everyone who meets him, loves him. Going out into the world is sometimes hard for him, he becomes anxious of his tics, which in turn amplifies his tics, increasing his anxiety. It can be a vicious cycle that ends with an upset and exhausted little boy who sometimes questions why he can't be fixed and prefers being at home, where he knows he doesn't have to worry. It's enough to shatter our hearts into a million pieces. Eli finds relief in his tics and anxiety through drawing. He's an amazing little artist. He loves to make comics for his friends at school and will work for days on them. He recently started animating his own stories and comics until our computer stopped working. My wish for him is to have some type of device that he could continue his animated art, since drawing and animating seems to quiet the storm his body puts him through.
We are so happy to grant this Wish For Eli because we are positive it’s going to make a major difference in his life and well-being. We have selected this Picasso tablet for Eli which will be delivered to you tomorrow. Enjoy!
Teen who lost brother to drunk driver and now is battling cancer gets a once in a lifetime thanks to Bianca’s Kids & the NY Jets
Here’s the message we received from Dawson’s mom:
I’d like to thank Bianca’s Kids from the bottom of my heart for sending my son, Dawson, and his friends to the NY Jets game this weekend. They were treated like royalty and got to meet the team!! The seats were incredible and the unlimited food options were amazing! It was an a dream come true and one that he will cherish forever. His cancer battle has been one of the hardest things he has faced, only second to losing his brother to a drunk driver just two years ago.
Please accept our gratitude and continue to make people smile during their worst times. Thank you for your generosity and kindness.
WISH GRANTED - At just 11 weeks she suffered cardiac arrest & beat all the odds. Today, we grant a wish to keep this little fighter safe. Meet Riley.
Here is the wish we received:
Dear Bianca’s Kids,
My daughter Riley had a cardiac arrest at 11 weeks old that led to 32 minutes of CPR and eventually a diagnoses of spastic quad cerebral palsy. We have a great car seat for her but unfortunately it really doesn’t fit her needs as a special needs kid. She needs to continue to be rear facing and can’t in her current car seat and a special needs or an extended rear facing car seat is just not in our budget I read on another Facebook page about your organization and I thought I would reach out. Thank you so much for listening ️
The special car seat your precious cargo needs has been ordered & will be at your door tomorrow. Additionally we included a $100 Amazon gift card to our order because while the car seat is some thing Riyle needs we want you to buy her something she WANTS.
WISH GRANTED for little boy who can't enjoy the playground like most kids. If he can't go to the fun, we'll bring the fun to HIM. Meet Little Louie.
We received a wish from a loving mom by the name of Elizabeth for her adorable son Louie. Elizabeth explained that Louie is 4 years old and loves to be outside. He enjoys the park and loves to swing. But, Louie's mom doesn't take him to the park much because he gets sick easily with his tracheotomy. Elizabeth wished for a backyard playground as she knew Louie would love it. She also knows that with a private playground for Louie, she won't have to worry about germs as much and Louie can feel like a regular kid.
Tell me, who could say no this adorable ginger? He should be able to enjoy a day at the playground in the fresh air like every other child. And now, thanks to your donations, Louie will.
Bianca's Kids granted this wish with an at-home backyard playground set that will be delivered to the family on 9/25/19.
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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