Wish Kids Stories

Wishes change lives forever. Our wish is to provide hope, strength and joy to our wish kids during a very difficult time. The Guelph Wish Fund for Children has been able to provide wishes to deserving children in our community. With continued support, we will continue to do so well into the future. We thank the families of our wish kids for sharing their stories with us. Here are some of them.


Eliza was born safe and healthy on June 10, 2014 and came home a couple days later to meet her older sister and brother.  However, within a month we started to have some concerns about her vision and some twitches she was having.  Over the next 2 months the “twitches” changed into full body jerks and we were waiting on...

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Josiah was our fifth child. He was born at 36 weeks because of complications prior to birth. He had a very weak cry and didn't breathe right away so was rushed to the NICU where he remained for 1 week. During this time he was fed with a feeding tube. There was no indicator that there were any issues except for...

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Liam was born on Dec 15, 2010 at McMaster Children's Hospital in Hamilton. Like most babies, he had 10 fingers and 10 toes, but something was missing in the middle.  Liam’s stomach didn’t close all the way in utero and he was born with his bowel and liver on the outside. This condition is called Omphalocele, a birth defect that...

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On June 6, 2012, our lives were changed forever. Not only were we blessed to become parents, but our vision of what parenthood would look like was completely changed. Mark was born with Tracheoesophageal Fistula and Esophageal Atresia (TEF/EA). This meant, his esophagus from his mouth ended in a pouch and his esophagus from his stomach came up and attached to...

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Tristan has a rare brain condition called Polymicrogyria (PMG). PMG is a condition characterized by abnormal development of the brain before birth in which the neurons become disorganized and land in the wrong places. In children born with PMG, the brain develops too many folds, and the folds are unusually small. These small folds do not process the information it receives...

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We are Jason and Melody, and this is our family - Evan, Rowan, Calvin and Scarlett. Jason and I were both born in this area and have called Guelph and Wellington County our home for almost 38 years now! In 2012 life was moving at full speed and quickly got even busier when we were surprised to welcome our fourth...

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