family story

July Special Memories

August 5, 2014
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It fills us with joy when our wish families send us special memories from their visits. When we receive these wonderful words, we can’t help but share them. Enjoy this month’s  collection of memories that our precious wish families shared with us. “The Castle of Miracles will forever hold a special place in our hearts.…
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Move it Monsters!

June 25, 2014
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Things that creep and crawl, shadows lurking on the wall, scary thoughts running through your head or even monsters under your bed can all be a bit overwhelming for a child, especially when away from home. Yet thanks to the extremely brave Isabella, who was a wish child this past April, the Village now has…
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Our Happy Place

June 23, 2014
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Everyone at Give Kids The World, from our staff to our wonderful volunteers, does our best to describe the Village to others and explain the true power of a wish. Yet, no one can paint a better picture than our wish families. This guest blog comes from Kari, mother of wish child Scarlett, who visited…
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Mowing for Memories

June 18, 2014
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Sitting in the waiting room, a familiar place he has been before, Jonah watches as children just like him go through the same motions – doctor appointments, blood work, scans and more. Yet something stuck out in Jonah’s mind. Though all these children are on similar paths there is something different about his journey. Jonah…
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Blast from the Past

June 4, 2014
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We strive to create extraordinary experiences for all the wish families who come to the Village, both past and present. There is no better feeling than to know that we’ve given a wish child a lifetime of memories. Over 27 years later, one of GKTW’s first wish children still remembers her time at the Village.…
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