Category Archives: Wishes Can Happen




The heartbreaking reason I support wishescanhappen.org and so should you

Sharing our heartbreaking story played a small role in Wishes Can Happen raising $213,946.00 over the 2 day Wish-A-Thon. That’s enough to grant for than 40 wishes over the next year.







The important reason I cried this morning

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This morning, Emmett and I went to Wishes Can Happen’s annual Wish-A-Thon. I was planning to go alone for a couple of reasons. First of all, this is a very hard thing to do and I didn’t want to upset the kids or talk about Gavin’s story in front of… Read more »







How #Autism unexpectedly influenced our day

We had a pretty amazing day. The parade was a ton of fun and we shared the float with another, amazing wish family. While it was a great experience, it wasn’t without its Autism related challenges. Emmett struggled quite a bit because the Wishes Can Happen shirt he was given… Read more »







If I gave you 100 guesses, you’d never guess what we’ll be doing today

Something interesting, exciting and a bit nerve-wracking happened today. While we were at the Akron Zoo, the executive director of Wishes Can Happen say down to speak with us. We were meeting her for the first time and it was a very pleasant visit. ☺ During the visit, she asked… Read more »







Thank you Wishes Can Happen and the @AkronZoo for an amazing day

I wanted to take a minute and thank Wishes Can Happen and the Akron Zoo for a fantastic day. Wishes Can Happen sponsored today’s trip for us and many other previous wish families. We got to visit the local zoo, meet other families who have been touched by Wishes Can Happen and have… Read more »







The really cool reason we’re going to the @AkronZoo today

We’re off to the Akron Zoo this morning for a special event sponsored by Wishes Can Happen. For those who don’t know, Wishes Can Happen granted Gavin’s wish last Fall. It was an amazing experience and you can read about it here. Since then, there have been quite a few… Read more »







Wishes Can Happen Granted My Son’s Biggest Wish (All The Pictures)

I wanted to put all the pictures from our Wishes Can Happen trip to Give Kids the World in one place. People have suggested putting everything in one place because it’s easier to view them all and refer back to if need be.


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