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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)



Never Stop Giving, Never Stop Believing: A Wish Sibling’s Story

Editor’s Note: In December 2015, Zane Wagner and his family came to Give Kids The World Village for his sister Zoe’s wish trip. They recently returned to the Village and relived some of their magical memories. Today, Zane shares about his family’s experience. When my sister Zoe was 12 years old, my family got some (click for more)



Wish Kid Makenzie Pays it Forward

When most families plan their visit to Give Kids The World Village, they excitedly schedule their weeklong agenda and try their best to pack for Florida’s weather. But for one family, vacation prep involved a bit more. Fifteen-year-old wish kid Makenzie and her family didn’t just want to visit the Village, they wanted to do (click for more)



Lake’s Star Starts a New Galaxy: One Wish Mom’s Story

Lake’s wish trip gave us family time and the chance to focus on her, which is not always easy in our big family. She wanted to see super heroes, ride rides, see all of the characters, and have fun! Lake knew that through all of her medical hardships that this was about celebrating her journey and her life. (click for more)



A Very Village Birthday

At Give Kids The World, we never miss an opportunity to celebrate birthdays. Whether it’s Mayor Clayton’s party on Tuesday nights or the birthdays of wish children and their siblings, we’re all about surprises, gifts, and fun! Back at home in Bellville, Ohio, wish kid Jonah received a very special 14th birthday celebration. His parents (click for more)




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