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Boy with leukemia was sad to miss summer camp. Then, he got his wish

Boy with leukemia was sad to miss summer camp. Then, he got his wish

Boy with leukemia was sad to miss summer camp. Then, he got his wishBoy with leukemia was sad to miss summer camp. Then, he got his wish
When 7-year-old Kale had his cancer return this year, he had to spend part of the summer in the hospital. So, Little Wishes organization decided to bring summer camp to Kale.
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Hospitalized teen gets sweet surprise on her birthday

Hospitalized teen gets sweet surprise on her birthday

Hospitalized teen gets sweet surprise on her birthdayHospitalized teen gets sweet surprise on her birthday
Janelle has sickle cell anemia and was stuck in the hospital on her 14th birthday -- so Little Wishes stepped in to throw her a party.
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Boy with brain tumor gets his wish for a line dance pizza party

Boy with brain tumor gets his wish for a line dance pizza party

Boy with brain tumor gets his wish for a line dance pizza partyBoy with brain tumor gets his wish for a line dance pizza party
Westin delivered pizza to the pediatric units and said it was "one of the best days of my life," according to the Little Wishes organization.
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5-year-old cancer patient can't let go of hospital worker as she hugs her in gratitude

5-year-old cancer patient can't let go of hospital worker as she hugs her in gratitude

5-year-old cancer patient can't let go of hospital worker as she hugs her in gratitude5-year-old cancer patient can't let go of hospital worker as she hugs her in gratitude
It was a moving demonstration of gratitude that drew tears and cheers. Video of a little girl, who finished her cancer treatment has gone viral, as she’s seen hugging and re-hugging and holding on tightly to a woman who helped elevate the child’s spirits during years of treatment for leukemia.
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Ameila is cancer-free!

Ameila is cancer-free!

Ameila is cancer-free! Ameila is cancer-free!
See People Magazine's feature of Amelia.
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Introduction To The Bright Light Blog

Introduction To The Bright Light Blog

Introduction To The Bright Light BlogIntroduction To The Bright Light Blog
When I was approached to author The Bright Light Blog I immediately said yes, mainly because there isn’t a thing Little Wishes could ask of me that I’d say no to but mostly because what they do is so special that being the one to attempt to put it into words is an honor.
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Making Little Wishes Come True

Making Little Wishes Come True

Making Little Wishes Come TrueMaking Little Wishes Come True
For more than 18 years, nonprofit organization Little Wishes has granted wishes for hospitalized children across the country. Laura Euphrat and Joanne Davantes created the nonprofit in memory of an 8-year-old boy named Josh who expressed how the little things truly matter in such difficult times.
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Little Wishes Brings Joy to Hospitalized Children

Little Wishes Brings Joy to Hospitalized Children

Little Wishes Brings Joy to Hospitalized Children Little Wishes Brings Joy to Hospitalized Children
Founded by two pediatric nurses, the nonprofit Little Wishes allows seriously ill, hospitalized children to wish for something that will fill their heart and brighten their darkest days. Each wish provides much needed joy to ease the discomfort of long hospitalizations.
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Little Wishes in Nob Hill Gazette

Little Wishes in Nob Hill Gazette

Little Wishes in Nob Hill GazetteLittle Wishes in Nob Hill Gazette
In Josh’s loving memory, Laura Euphrat and Joanne Davantes founded a nonprofit organization called Little Wishes, which serves hospitalized children creating wholesome distractions. These children are invited to make one wish followed by another every two weeks. Repetitious wish granting provides a distraction from treatments and eases discomfort.
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Avalynn's Little Wishes Story

Avalynn's Little Wishes Story

Avalynn's Little Wishes StoryAvalynn's Little Wishes Story
Child life specialists waving sparkly star wands followed, along with nurses Sarah Sisk, RN, and Little Wishes president Laura Euphrat, RN. The group was there to joyfully grant the little wish of a guitar to sweet and spunky 6-year-old Avalynn, an acute myeloid leukemia patient at our Bass Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases.
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Bronx girl leaves hospital after years of cancer treatment

Bronx girl leaves hospital after years of cancer treatment

Bronx girl leaves hospital after years of cancer treatmentBronx girl leaves hospital after years of cancer treatment
It’s been an incredibly tough journey for a 5-year-old Bronx girl who just left the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore on Monday after three years of cancer treatment.
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Arkansas Children's: Watch Daniel's Little Wish

Arkansas Children's: Watch Daniel's Little Wish

Arkansas Children's: Watch Daniel's Little WishArkansas Children's: Watch Daniel's Little Wish
Daniel has been at Arkansas Children's for many weeks waiting on a new heart. After doing music therapy with our Child Life team he asked one of our music therapists to teach him to play guitar to pass the time. It was no surprise to anyone that he was a natural! Thanks to our #ChildLife team
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Hospital Staff Sings Special Song for Little Boy After 2-Year Battle with Leukemia

Hospital Staff Sings Special Song for Little Boy After 2-Year Battle with Leukemia

Hospital Staff Sings Special Song for Little Boy After 2-Year Battle with LeukemiaHospital Staff Sings Special Song for Little Boy After 2-Year Battle with Leukemia
Few diagnoses fill people with as much emotional baggage and dread as the word “cancer.” And when it’s parents who get hit with the news regarding their child, it can be even more devastating. Plenty of organizations and groups have been formed to support patients and their families every step of the way, with some of the wish-granting organizations taking center stage.
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Little Wishes on Good Morning America

Little Wishes on Good Morning America

Little Wishes on Good Morning AmericaLittle Wishes on Good Morning America
This boy fighting leukemia receives a special gift and has the most adorable reaction!
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Life & Work with Laura Euphrat

Life & Work with Laura Euphrat

Life & Work with Laura EuphratLife & Work with Laura Euphrat
In 2002, I answered a patient’s call light and met an 8-year-old boy named Josh. He had liver cancer, and his abdomen was the size of a volleyball. We had an instant connection, and I felt like I knew him from a past life. From that moment on, I made sure I was his nurse.
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