Press Release

12 yr. old Hanover boy is Kids Wish Network Hero of the Year

Trent, a 12-year-old persevering through his own personal battles, displayed outstanding compassion for others in need, donating new toys to the local police department, and bringing food and water to the homeless.  Kids Wish Network is honored to award this brave warrior with a compassionate heart as our Hero of the Year 2019.

Trent thought he was just heading out for some ice cream at Dough & Arrows, the shop his brother works at, but he was in for a bigger treat!  There was a heartfelt surprise gathering of family, love and support, celebrating Trent’s efforts and Hero status.  He was awarded $3,000 as Kids Wish Network Hero of the Year 2019 in addition to a customized gift bank of toys and necessity items to the organization of his choice. 

West Manheim Police Department was selected by Trent as the recipient of the $20,000 gift bank in Trent’s honor.  Inspired by Trents’ support of local law-enforcement, Kids Wish Network is partnering with Dough & Arrows to provide every Hanover law enforcement officer a two-scoop cone when they visit Dough & Arrows on Baltimore Street until the end of September 2020. 

“Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for everything!” said Trent’s mom Aimee. “Trent said yesterday was the best day of his life! We are so grateful for the opportunity!”

Trent was recognized as a Hero of the Month in Kid Wish Network’s Hero program as he has undergone many challenges in his young life.  He has suffered through several medical issues that resulted in complications forcing him to give up sports and dealing with severe bullying.  Yet his strife never kept him down.  He still only thought of others and actively sought to help those in need.  He was selected from so many exceptional and inspiring nominees honored over the past year. These Heroes are recognized for their positivity and ability to overcome adversities by inspiring others.

“Trent was selected as Kids Wish Network’s “Hero of the Year” because in spite of all the hardships he went through, he showed what a true hero was about by only thinking of others.  We wanted to make sure we celebrated his giving spirit!” said Kids Wish Network’s Wish Manager Tambra Fulk.

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. Visit to learn about our different programs, and refer a child now.  Tell us about the HERO in your community!