‘See Dreams Come True’

From wish to scholarship

Adam at GKTW

Adam was diagnosed with a lifelong blood disorder when he was an infant. He was referred to The Rainbow Connection when he was nine years old and went on his magical trip to Disney World that same year.  Now at 22, he is an intern at Controller Technologies Corporation and will graduate in April from […]

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Austin Meets the Seahawks


Austin is 9 years old and lives in Warren. Diagnosed shortly after birth with a life-threatening blood disorder, Austin confronts and overcomes struggles with his illness every day. Austin LOVES the Seattle Seahawks and it was no surprise when he shared his dream to meet this awesome football team! Austin and his family were flown […]

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Ballroom Dancing Lessons for Natalie


Natalie was a senior in High School and had just turned 18 when she was diagnosed with Leukemia. She lives in Oxford with her parents. She LOVES to dance and watching Dancing with the Stars so it was no surprise that Natalie wished to take ballroom dancing lessons – and of course her wish came […]

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Josh – Wish Ambassador for the 13th Annual Walk for Kids

Team Josh

Josh from Chesterfield, MI is this year’s Wish Ambassador at the 13th Annual Walk-Run for Kids.  Josh, a big-time baseball player, was diagnosed with Melanoma as he was starting his senior year in High School.  He has to put his baseball glove down as he battles cancer and redirected his passion to cars.  “I’m a […]

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Jarrell’s Shopping Spree

Jerrell with tablet

Jarrell is 10 years old and lives in Detroit with his parents and 3 older brothers. Before he was diagnosed with cancer in February 2015 Jarrell spent his time with school, his family and sports.  He especially likes the Detroit Pistons.  Since his diagnosis Jarrell has had to put his medical treatment first and has […]

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Dylan’s dream comes true!


When Dylan was born he was diagnosed with Hypo Plastic Left Heart Syndrome, a life-threatening heart condition.  He is six years old now and each day of his life has been affected by his medical condition. There is so much he is not able to do but Dylan strives on!  He loves playing with his […]

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Logan loves Superheroes!


Logan is 7 years old and lives in Clarkston with his parents and sisters, Jasmine and Kaila. Logan was diagnosed with SMA (a genetic disease) shortly after birth. Logan loves all superheroes!  His very favorites are Captain America and Spiderman.  Logan knew right away that his wish was to meet his superheroes in person!  His […]

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Special Wish for Emily


Wish child Emily takes her love of princesses very seriously! From when she was a little girl Emily has collected all the princess stories.  Emily was just a toddler when she was diagnosed with a life-threatening mitochondrial disease.  She is in the 10th grade now and shared that her dream was to go to Disney […]

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Ladazja meets her favorite princesses

Family in front of Christmas tree

Ladazja is 3 ½ years old and lives in Wayne with her mother and three big brothers. In October, 2012, Ladazja was diagnosed with a rare life-threatening genetic disorder.  Since that time Ladazja’s days have been filled with doctor appointments, medical treatments and hospital stays. She loves watching all of the Disney movies, especially the […]

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Alicia- 2014 Metro Detroit Walk for Kids Ambassador

Thumbs up for Wish Ambassador Alicia & Wish mom Candie at the Walk for Kids!

“I love The Rainbow Connection and helping other kids have a dream come true is a real honor for me” explains Alicia. Learning she had a brain tumor at 12 years old impacted every aspect of young Alicia’s life.  The entire family was focused on doing everything they could to help Alicia during the long […]

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