Wishes: Education

Date Granted:
November 16, 2009
Location:
South Portland, Maine

With her daughter entering the 5th grade, this is the first year she can be in the school band. To be in the band, the children can either use the instrument they own or they can rent one. After her husband being laid off last May, this family cannot afford to rent one for their daughter. She this loving mother decided to turn to Wish Upon A Hero to see if there was someone out there who could help her out. She posted a wish looking for an old Flute that someone could donate, but got something better.

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Date Granted:
March 13, 2011
Location:
Portland, Oregon

Christine, a 23-year-old female who has been in a wheelchair for over 20 years with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a form of Muscular Dystrophy. She only has the use of her right hand, but that doesn't stop her from being a computer whiz! Christine is planning on graduating from Portland State University with a Bachelors of Science in Public Health and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology. She is interested in Community Health Education, Wellness Through Nutrition, Sustainability, and transitions for young adults with disabilities.

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Date Granted:
May 11, 2011
Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A 12-year-old was in need of a wish. Allison is very interested in Drama and Art. A class just opened at Fox Chase School, but her mother is not able to afford to send her. This poor 12 year old and her mother were recently devastated by the sudden loss of their father/husband at the young age of 47. She needs something that can try and take her mind off of the sad year they have had.

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Date Granted:
June 21, 2009
Location:
Louisville, Kentucky

After filing for divorce from her abusive husband, this Kentucky mother decided to move herself and her kids back to her hometown where she has no job. There is a promise of a job lined up for the mother, but she needs to take a class in Medical Billing that is offered through medicalbillingcourse.com before she can start working and making money for her family. By taking the course this will allow this mother to work from home and be there for her kids during these hard times to adapt to their new life.

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Date Granted:
April 6, 2011
Location:
Phoenix, Arizona

An Art Teacher at a k-8th grade school in Phoenix is a Title One School that is in search of some help. This teacher is in need of some supplies for her art classes. This teacher is the only art teacher and does not have a budget. Many of the supplies she pays for, but her salary was cut the year before. There are over 600 students, so the art supplies go very quickly. Often, art is the only joy these students have while living in their very impoverished conditions. 100% of the students in the art class are on the free meal program.

Date Granted:
January 24, 2011
Location:
Bronx, New York

Being a single mother in a bad economy is very tough, especially for a mother of three boys. After losing her job, our Bronx mom was in desperate need of some school supplies and uniforms for her boys. She also needed bookbags, pencils, notebooks, crayons, along with a bunch of other school supplies.

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Date Granted:
February 12, 2011
Location:
Stuarts Draft, Virginia

A family who is trying to adjust to a "normal" life, after spending 11 years in a "high demand communal religious community" was in need of some help. This father is raising 5 children with his wife living in a house that was put up from their relatives. The children, ages 15 months, 9,12,13, and 15 years old. Even after getting into a house there are still a lot of things that this family is in need to make this house their home.

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Date Granted:
January 3, 2012
Location:
Woodlawn, Tennessee

An Army wife's wish to be able to support her family.  Seeking assistnace with USCIS fees so she could begin a career as a police officer.  She also has 3 young daughters and needed assistance with their daycare/school costs. 

Date Granted:
June 3, 2011
Location:
Haddonfield, New Jersey

Kingsway Learning Center is a private, non-profit special education school. A portion of the students limited outdoor space has been eliminated. The Extended School Year Program includes small kiddie pools for the students to cool off, and is also therapeutic for the students. Because of the space outside being limited, this school now must reort to a small cement area. This causes a safety problem for the students and the school now needs non-slip cushioned mats to place underneath the kiddie pools.