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Louie’s Cookie Dough Delight

Ice cream is such a simple pleasure. It is something many of us love and crave and look forward to as a special treat. It brings joy and smiles and sometimes a sticky mess! That also describes life for my son, Louie. Louie loves and craves life, but along the way there have been plenty of messes to overcome. (click for more)



Wish Sibling Art Wins the Medal

Six years ago, wish sibling Madzy came to Give Kids The World Village for her sister Anika’s wish trip. They sang in Village Idol, had their nails painted, and made many more memories they carry with them today. For Madzy, the best way to display those memories was through art. And this year, her beautiful (click for more)



Wish Kid Lyla Laces up Her Running Shoes

At Give Kids The World, you’ll find kids running through the splash pad, running into the arms of a 6-foot tall rabbit, and running off to their exciting days in the theme parks. But for one wish child, running required courage and determination. In 2013, wish kid Lyla visited Give Kids The World. Because she (click for more)



Wish Family Joins Volunteers to Beautify the Village

Saturday mornings can be quiet at the Village, as wish families prepare for the day’s adventures and head off for the theme parks. But not last Saturday. On August 18, the Village was bustling with more than 1,100 volunteers from the Worker’s Compensation Institute (WCI), who arrived ready to beautify the Village. For one father-daughter (click for more)



Alumni Family Gets the Star Treatment

In 2007, when wish kid Valerie was granted a wish trip, her parents, doctors, and wish-granting organization – Dreams Come True of Jacksonville – hurried to make arrangements. Given Valerie’s condition back then, no one knew how much time they had to work with. Soon, 3-year-old Valerie and her family were whisked away to Give (click for more)




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