THE GRANTED WISH FOUNDATION
November 17, 2011
In 2010 a family friend was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon, lung and liver cancer at the age of 40. Tim Kane was a husband and father to three sons one 20 and twins that were age 10. For a year he made a valiant effort enduring rounds of chemo that in the end couldn't cure his cancer. In early 2011 I did an internet search for foundations that grant wishes to adults dying of cancer and The Granted Wish Foundation came on my computer screen. I quickly and easily checked out the foundation online, downloaded the wish request form and also the medical request forms needed. I asked for the immediate family of Tim to be able to attend a St. Louis Cardinals Baseball game in St. Louis (as the family are huge Cardinal fans) and also a night stay in a hotel close to the stadium so that it wouldn't be far for Tim to walk to the game. After filling out the forms with the help of Tim's wife and doctors I submitted all the information to the foundation and waited for a response. I heard back from the foundation within a very short time period and the ball started to roll. In June of 2011 the Kane family attended the St. Louis Cardinals baseball game and Tim was allowed to throw out a First pitch before the game, the family toured the stadium and also got to stand on the field during the National Anthem before the game started. The foundation made car service available to the Kane family and also teamed up with the Hyatt Hotel to put them up for the night in a wonderful suite that accomodated the entire family. Tim his wife and sons were all thrilled with the opportunity that they received from the Granted Wish Foundation and the hard work that the coordinators of the program did to make this wish come true. The family received complimentary t-shirts from the foundation that they proudly wear to this day. Tim passed away in August of 2011, but the family is so greatful for the memories that were shared the day they went to St. Louis and enjoyed a day together without having cancer take the forefront of their lives, and it is all because of the hard work and determination of the Granted Wish Foundation to make dreams and wishes come true. I can never thank them enough for what they did and would definitely confide and utilize this organization again if ever need be. They were completely professional and compassionate for the family and went above and beyond to make them smile and forget about cancer for just one day. I am forever in their debt. Misty Wilson, Geneseo, IL
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I was able to tell the family that their wish was granted by The Granted Wish Foundation after submitting a request to them. I got to enjoy seeing the excitement on their faces as they were shocked that someone would make this happen for them and that they would get the opportunity to forget about cancer for just one day.
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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Change nothing. The foundation was very professional, organized, driven and sympathetic to the family and the recipients condition. They worked closely with myself and the family to make sure they had covered all the bases in making this a safe, comfortable and wonderful day for Tim and his family
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How did you find this group?
Google search online for wishes granted for adults with cancer.
What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?
The want to be a Wish Fullfillment Coordinator and pay it forward to others and the personal satisfaction of helping someone with just six weeks to live have a memorable day with his family that he would have never had without the help of this foundation.
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Client Served & I submitted a request to have a wish granted for a man diagnosed and dying of Stage 4 Colon, Liver and Lung Cancer.