DEEP CREEK, Md. (August 2019): Kylie Patterson suffers from a life-threatening illness and loves horses and spending time outdoors. Kids Wish Network, a children’s charity that grants wishes for kids with life-threatening illnesses, made her dream come true, sending her on a horse adventure at Deep Creek Lake in Maryland.
Kylie and her mom stayed at the charming North Glade Inn Bed and Breakfast. After settling in, they headed to a nearby farm for her horse riding experience. Kylie loved exploring the landscape and learning the basics of how to take care of and ride a horse. She rode a beautiful tan Palomino and learned proper brushing techniques, as well as the basics of how to saddle a horse. After her initial instruction, Kylie went on an hour-long horse ride through the beautiful countryside, where Kylie learned how to guide and control her horse as well as how to transition between a walk and a trot. After her equestrian adventure, Kylie and her mom had an amazing dinner at The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille. “Dinner was awesome, everyone went above and beyond for us,” said Kylie.
“We’re happy that Kylie’s wish gave her meaningful moments of happiness with her mom,” 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 for 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 refer a child now.