We grant Hero wishes to children who have faced life-altering circumstances with extreme bravery and courage. We award these young Heroes who are in the care of hospitals, shelters, and other facilities nationwide with special Hero bears, t-shirts, certificates, and, best of all, a gift card to spend however they choose.
Kids Wish Network’s original mission was to grant wishes only to children with life-threatening conditions. In doing so, it became apparent that there were so many children in circumstances that deserved to be recognized, but did not qualify for our original program. We then developed our Hero of the Month program to honor the children who did not have a life-threatening condition but who bravely faced some very tough and often tragic situations. These special wishes are called “Hero Wishes.”
The honorees of this program are children between the ages of 3 and 18 who have faced and overcome difficult circumstances, often enduring a great deal of pain and suffering. Hospitals and child care facilities throughout the entire country participate in this program by nominating five children every month for the entire year as “Heroes of the Month.” Kids Wish Network then recognizes the children as that facility’s Heroes of the Month.
The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh- Braelyn
Shriners Hospitals for Children — Springfield- Destiny
Shriners Hospitals for Children — Philadelphia