WESTMINSTER, S.C. (December 2018): Molly Crooks has a passion for creating art. Her only wish was to have an art desk for her room so she could have a special place all her own to work on her arts and crafts. Kids Wish Network, a children’s charity that grants wishes to kids with life-threatening illnesses, & Home Depot got out their paint brushes and sand paper to give Molly an amazing wish she wouldn’t soon forget.
Molly was hospitalized after being exposed to life-threatening E. Coli. Bacteria, and was later diagnosed with hemolytic uremic syndrome, a condition that leads to the destruction of blood platelets, causes low red blood cell count, and can lead to kidney failure. Because of her syndrome, Molly eventually developed chronic kidney disease.
Molly’s wish began when Kids Wish Network reached out to a local Home Depot to commission a custom art desk. Mike Stinard, the store manager, was incredibly excited to help fulfil Molly’s wish. Mike and his daughter personally built Molly a custom oak art desk. After the desk was complete, Mike and his team at Home Depot worked together to design and paint the special desk for Molly.
“She’s one happy girl! It’s soo cute,” said Molly’s mother Abby. “Molly loves her new art desk! I’m glad we could brighten up her life in some way,” said Mike Stinard.
In addition to her brand new desk, Molly received a complete art set by Behr paint, donated by Mike and his team at Home Depot. One of the supervisors even painted and framed a picture of Elsa from Frozen, one of Molly’s favorite movies. Molly also received a certificate for free art lessons to help her become the best artist she can be. For the second part of her wish, Molly and her family will soon be going to the Great Wolf Lodge in Lagrange, Georgia.
Molly can’t wait to get started on all her arts and crafts and is looking forward to an awesome time at the Great Wolf Lodge.
“We are honored to provide our kids with tailor made wishes that foster their special talents,” said Kids Wish Network Executive Director Tam Lai.
Kids Wish Network is a national charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children with life-threatening conditions and struggling with life-altering situations. KWN provides trip expenses, meals, accommodations and additional spending monies to all wish families whenever traveling as applicable. Visit www.kidswishnetwork.org to learn about our different programs, and find out how you can help make dreams come true and sponsor a wish for a deserving child.