Wish Stories

Connor’s Give Kids The World Wish

Connor’s Give Kids The World Wish

“Oh my stars! Give Kids the World was absolutely magical! It’s hard to put into words how amazing it was! I cannot thank New Hope for Kids and GKTW enough. We’re so incredibly thankful for the opportunity. I’m still speechless that his wish was granted.”
We are forever grateful to you and the organization!
Jennifer (Connor’s Mom)

Connor's wish

Connor's wish

Olivia’s theme park wish

Olivia’s theme park and Give Kids the World wish has been granted!

Did you know each year, 30,000 children in the U.S. are diagnosed with a critical illness – and half of those eligible for a wish choose to visit Central Florida. We are so lucky to have that experience for our wish kids in our own backyard.

Olivia’s mother, Brooke, had this to say about her wish: “Our trip was amazing! Thank you so much for it. Olivia was the star of the show and got to meet some of her favorites. Honestly it was the best time we’ve had and made sure everything was about her. We made so many memories that will carry us forever! ”

Olivia's theme park wish

Alexis’ Wish

While we are not able to cure Alexis’ life-threatening illness, we did our best to give her a beach experience that brightened her life and gave her hope. 
We are only able to grant wishes with the help of donors like you. Thank you for your support and for giving children like Alexis hope.

THANK YOU from the Webb Family

We can’t thank you enough for making our daughter, Emily’s, wish come true. This past year has been so difficult for her and our entire family. Holding onto the dream of being able to go to Disney once she was done with her treatments helped keep her going, and finally being healthy enough to actually go there was a dream come true. We will never forget all the wonderful memories we made together there and at Give Kids the World, and we will never be able to thank you enough for helping make that happen. Thank you!

The Webb Family
Rachel, Daniel, Sean, and Emily


Mason’s Wish

“It was so nice to spend time together. We had so much fun!!! Thank you for everything! We loved Give Kids The World and the kids ate ice cream everyday. They rode the carousel everyday too, everyone was so sweet!” – Mason’s Mom

Elizabeth’s Theme Park Wish

The Give Kids the World Village is open and ready to help make wishes come true!

Elizabeth and her family were one of the first families back at the village. Spring break week at Give Kids the World Village was full of many such firsts for the family since the pandemic: the first time staying at a resort, the first time going out to dinner and sitting down to order off a menu, the first time at the theme parks. Every day ended with an explosion of fireworks—actual ones—thundering and crackling in the night sky.

Elizabeth loved it all: the pool, the popcorn, the medieval times party where she was given a crown. The first thing the family did was go to their villa. The kids’ room was so big, and there was a huge bathroom with little soaps that smelled like strawberries and ice cream. The family also visited the Castle of Miracles where Elizabeth got her star to add to the wall like all the wish children who came before her. The week at the village gave Elizabeth and her siblings a chance to play and relax in a safe environment.

Zunriah’s Wish Has Been Granted!

Adaptive bikes allow children of all ranges of illnesses to have the joy and freedom of their very own bike. Zunriah, like many wish children, has had a hard time with the isolation that has come from staying safe during the pandemic. She wished for an adaptive bike so she could explore the neighborhood safely along with her siblings and have the freedom and independence of having her own bike.

When her bike arrived, it was a dream come true. You can tell by the look of excitement on her face!

Wishes for Kids serves children 2-18 in the Central Florida area fighting a life-threatening illness. For more information about our Wish Program, please click the button below or contact Tezmon Williams, Wish Program Director at ​tezmon@newhopeforkids.org.

Amiah’s Disney Wish Came True!

“Amiah’s wish was incredible! 

I cannot say thank you enough for this. When we were at the Give Kids the World Village getting orientated and given all the“stuff” it was hard not to cry.  We were blown away with what we received last week. We would never be able to do anything like that again!  What a blessing. “

-Amiah’s Family