DENVER, Colo. (December 2018): Avery and Matthew Kletke have always wanted to visit Colorado. Kids Wish Network, a children’s charity that grants wishes to kids with life-threatening illnesses, granted their wish and flew the siblings out to Denver for a shared mile-high wish.
After arriving in Denver, their family checked into The Brown Palace Hotel. Later in the day, the siblings went to the Mile High Stadium and the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame. They had a great time learning about all that goes into setting up the stadium for a game and admiring and learning about all the dedicated athletes. That night they had a fantastic dinner at Yard House. To their surprise, Avery and Matthew were greeted with goodie bags, balloons, and journals filled with suggestions on what to do in Denver.
The next day, they went to the Denver Art Museum. Avery really loves art and enjoyed the print making and other works of art. After perusing the gallery to their hearts content, they walked around the city looking at all the beautiful Christmas decorations. For dinner they went to Steuben’s and were personally greeted by the manager.
After exploring the artsy side of the city, Avery and Matthew went hiking with their family in Boulder and explored the natural beauty of Colorado. After a lively day of hiking, they were treated to a delicious dinner at Del Frisco’s. They even got to sample different dishes before ordering. After a delicious meal, it was time for Avery and Matthew to head home with all their wonderful memories in tow.
They both suffer from a life-threatening autoimmune disease. “It was truly magical,” said their mom Angela. “I loved the way their faces lit up every time they walked out of the hotel.”
“We work hard to bring joy to our wish kids and give them the opportunity to explore their interests,” 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.