KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (April 2019): Ethan Hartman loves building LEGO sets, and Kids Wish Network, a children’s charity that grants wishes for kids with life-threatening illnesses, purchased a generous LEGO store gift card for Ethan so he could connect to his happiness. His shopping spree took place at the King of Prussia mall.
“It was such an amazing day,” said Ethan’s mom Bonnie. “Seeing him smile and so full of happiness.” He used his gift card from Kids Wish Network to choose so many amazing LEGO sets, and the store also graciously gave him an additional massive building set and gift bag with costumes, a Joker mask, a Knight shield, assorted loose pieces and LEGO men. “I loved how they made him feel so special,” said his mom. He left the store with a full cart.
Ethan said his favorites sets were the Technic Bugatti Chiron and a Ninjago Pirate Ship, “because they’re really big!” When asked how long it will take him to put together all 12 sets that he selected, he said he thinks it will take him 8 years.
Ethan has a life-threatening condition, and for part of his wish, the family will also be visiting LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia, courtesy of Merlin’s Magic Wand. Kids Wish Network would like to thank the LEGO store at King of Prussia mall for going above and beyond and Merlin’s Magic Wand for making Ethan’s wish extra special.
“LEGOs are always a favorite among our Wish Kids, and we love giving a wish that sparks creativity and imagination,” 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.