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Wish Kid Sam

Sam is a talented young man with a passion for country music. Despite suffering from an autoimmune disorder that can make it difficult to bend his joints, he writes his own songs, plays guitar and sings for hours every day. When he found out he was getting a wish, Sam knew that he wanted to do something with music.  He ultimately wished to record his music in a professional studio.

On the day of his wish-come-true, Sam and his parents were chauffeured to the prestigious Ocean Way Nashville Studio where Grammy-Award winner, Joe Baldridge, produced the session. Together with studio artists on guitar, bass, keyboards, and drums, they recorded two of Sam’s songs.  The team was blown away by Sam’s talent and passion!  In addition to his recording session, Sam also got a behind-the-scenes look into the music industry and invaluable insights into his craft from the professionals that surrounded him.

“It was perfect. We were sad to leave Nashville and are still basking in the glow of such a wonderful time.” – Shannon, Wish Parent

Wish Kid Levi

7-year-old Wish Kid Levi’s life was turned upside down when he was diagnosed with cancer.  Suddenly, he couldn’t be the carefree kid he was used to being.  When asked about his wish, Levi knew he wanted an adventure to make him feel like himself again. 

For his wish, Levi chose to go to Monster Jam!  He was over the moon with excitement at the thought of meeting his favorite driver, Grave Digger, and seeing the massive trucks up close. On the day of his wish, he enjoyed the pit party before the show and got to not only meet Grave Digger himself, but also sit in the legendary Grave Digger truck which made him feel like a true monster truck champion!

What made this wish experience even more special was that it occurred exactly one year after Levi’s diagnosis. The family used this opportunity to create a new and wonderful memory on a day that had previously been filled with worry and uncertainty.  Thanks to Levi’s wish, he was able to forget about his illness and just be a kid again!  

Wish Kid Annie

9-year-old Wish Kid Annie is a happy, energetic, animated and well-rounded child who is being raised with a great sense of appreciation for the outdoors and her family.  In the great outdoors, you can find Annie hiking, swinging or swimming in the river.  If indoors, she’ll most likely be starring in pretend play performances of “Annie” or making up her own plays with her best friends. 

Annie suffers from a congenital heart disease, though that hardly slows her down.  As soon as she learned that she qualified for a wish, a spark appeared in her eyes at the idea of receiving a Pop-Up Camper.  She envisioned camping with her family at the beach…something this true outdoors lover had never experienced before. 

Since her wish-come-true in the fall of 2022, Annie has been on many adventures with many more to come. 

Wish Kid Kahlil

Meet Wish Kid Kahlil, an 11-year-old boy who was diagnosed with a blood disorder as a newborn. Thanks to the amazing team at Levine Children’s Hospital, Kahlil received a life-changing bone marrow transplant.

In 2020, Kahlil was screened for the transplant process, and to everyone’s relief, both his siblings were a perfect match. Kaavya, who was 14 years old at the time, volunteered to be his donor.  Kahlil underwent the procedure and spent 45 days in the hospital, but it was all worth it.  Thanks to his sister’s gift and his team at Levine Children’s Hospital, Kahlil is now cured of his blood disorder!

Though postponed several times, Kahlil’s wish to go to Hawaii was granted. An active boy who loves the outdoors, Kahlil enjoyed hiking, surfing, ziplining and devouring delicious Hawaiian dishes (including grilled pineapple…his personal favorite).  The wish trip also served as a time of great celebration for a successful transplant for Kahlil and Kaavya. 

“It has been a once in a lifetime experience celebrating our brave survivor.” – Mili, Wish Parent

Wish Kid Cameron

“Kevin! You spent $967 on room service!?”

Wish Kid Cameron is a creative, fun-loving 9-year-old boy who loves playing the drums, painting, climbing trees and catching salamanders. He is also obsessed with all things “Home Alone,” “Home Alone 2” and actor Macaulay Caulkin.  But unlike many boys his age, Cameron has a brain tumor. 

For his wish, Cameron wished to go to New York City with the mission of recreating “Home Alone 2” (with his family but without the robbers)!

Cameron and his family had a fun-filled adventure in NYC (Kevin McCallister style).  Their trip included staying at The Plaza Hotel, ordering an ice cream sundae bar via room service, taking a limo trip around the city (cheese pizza included), perusing the American Museum of Natural History, strolling around Central Park and more.

Needless to say, Cameron and his family had a blast in the Big Apple.  Their experience was a welcome reprieve from constant doctors’ appointments and medical treatments, and we know the memories made will last them a lifetime.

“Best gift ever. And TODAY is the 1-year anniversary of coming home from St Jude.” – Clary, Wish Parent