Wishes: Disability

Date Granted:
July 11, 2012
Location:
Chicago, Illinois

A mother of 3 in the Chicago area was looking for some help.  One of her twin boys has a rare chromosome deletion (8p23.1 to be exact).  He has similarities of an autistic child, yet is different is other ways as well. He cannot talk yet, has a severe learning delay (evaluated at a 9 month old level) and also has several food allergies. He has been in therapy since he was 15 months old and now attends a special needs pre-school. Her husband works two jobs, but still doesn't make enough to be able to handle the financial needs of his family.

Date Granted:
May 21, 2012
Location:
Southampton , Pennsylvania

Renee's mom learned about Wish Upon A Hero when Convaid Wheelchair was having a contest to receive one of their wheelchairs.  She posted a wish for her daughter Renee who has Rett Syndrome which is a neurodevelopmental disorder that makes it very difficult for her to stand, walk and communicate through speech. Many wishes were posted by families who needed a Convaid Wheelchair. Unfortunalty Renee's wish wasn't picked so it remained on the site looking for a hero to desperately help out.

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Date Granted:
August 28, 2012
Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Glenda Watson always dreamed of climbing the Philadelphia Art Museum steps just as Sylvester Stallone had done in the movie Rocky. The steps have become a symbolic achievement of overcoming individual obstacles. For Glenda, the climb will be more than just a symbolic reward, it will be a physical accomplishment. Glenda has cerebral palsy and is unable to walk without support.

Date Granted:
June 11, 2012
Location:
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Josh is a 5 year old with a seizure disorder, heart condition, and global development delays. His most recent diagnosis has been the most troubling- anhidrosis (inability of the body to sweat). It can be genetic or caused by things like medication or burns. Josh's is genetic, his grandmother also had this condition. There are no effective treatments, so him and his family have had to learn to manage. He can overheat in the middle of winter if dressed too warm, or in just a long sleeve shirt and pants if a building is too warm.

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Date Granted:
April 28, 2012
Location:
West Hartford, Connecticut

Miracleleaguect.org is a non profit volunteer organization that is working to build a fully accessible baseball field for children with physical and or cognitive impairments. The full plan also calls for an accessible playground and restroom facility. The field will be located in West Hartford CT. The project also includes a handicapped and sensory playground. We are proud to have granted this organization's wish at our Be a Hero cycling event.

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