Although their young lives are changed forever, their courage and spirit serve as an inspiration to us all
We grant Hero wishes to children who have faced life-altering circumstances with extreme bravery and courage. We award these young Heroes who are in the care of hospitals, shelters, and other facilities nationwide with special Hero bears, t-shirts, certificates, and, best of all, a gift card to spend however they choose.
Kids Wish Network’s original mission was to grant wishes only to children with life-threatening conditions. In doing so, it became apparent that there were so many children in circumstances that deserved to be recognized, but did not qualify for our original program. We then developed our Hero of the Month program to honor the children who did not have a life-threatening condition but who bravely faced some very tough and often tragic situations. These special wishes are called “Hero Wishes.”
The honorees of this program are children between the ages of 3 and 18 who have faced and overcome difficult circumstances, often enduring a great deal of pain and suffering. Hospitals and child care facilities throughout the entire country participate in this program by nominating five children every month for the entire year as “Heroes of the Month.” Kids Wish Network then recognizes the children as that facility’s Heroes of the Month.
If you would like to help our heroes.
Pediatric facilities nationwide tout this program for its ability to positively impact the lives of the children, as well as the caregivers’ lives. Many facilities across the nation participate in the Hero program, with many waiting to become part of this rewarding program.
If you know of a children’s care facility that would benefit from this amazing program.
We encourage you to read some of these amazing hero stories to see how these children touched our hearts; we know they will touch yours.