2024 Wishes

Wishes Granted in 2024

AndreaHer wish was to take her three sons to Hawaii.  She said that they had an amazing time and created priceless memories.  Our thanks to Island Breeze Luau for their help in making Andrea’s wish come true.  This is a note from Andrea: “I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for granting this wish for us to visit this island. During our stay here, I was informed that Kona and other Hawaiian islands revolve around the spiritual concept of mana, which is the life force energy that flows through all living things. The islands are believed to be infused with mana, which is creating a sacred space where healing and transformation can occur. Our stay here on the island was very much healing, and the memories that were created were priceless. The boys and I had  a wonderful time snorkeling, seeing the sea turtles, and just exploring all parts of the island, from rainbow falls to Hawaiian national volcano park. This will be something that will be remembered forever, and I thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to create these wonderful memories. Thank you again to Wish Granters and everyone who has helped with our trip.” 

Dorothy (Dottie) – Her wish was to have her hot water heater fixed or replaced.  Our thanks to Diamond Heating & Cooling for making Dottie’s wish come true!  This is a note from Dottie’s social worker:  “I spoke with Dorothy’s daughter today and she told me that Wish Granters helped to send an electrician to the home who found the issue with the hot water heater and got it fixed. They now have hot water in their home.  I cannot thank you enough for all your help! You are all true angels!!”

MargieHer wish was to have her home cleaned so that her last days could be spent enjoying her family and not worrying about her home.  She was absolutely delighted with the deep cleaning her home received.  Our thanks to Kristy from Sawtooth Home Services for  making Margie’s wish come true.

Tony His wish was for thumbprint pendants for his two sons and a ring for his Mom.  While he passed away before the wish could be completed, we were still able to order these special keepsakes for his family.  His Mom gave her thanks and said they will have these forever as a remembrance of Tony.  Our thanks to Thumbies for their help in making this wish come true.

Christhian His wish was for a Walmart shopping spree to help his mother as she cares for him. Unfortunately, Christhian passed away before it could happen, but we still completed the wish. His mom, daughter, and grandma were so appreciative that Christhian’s final wish came true.

Jean Her wish was to have her bathroom remodeled so that she could safely shower at home again. Jean is so excited that the project is complete! Since her favorite color is purple, one of our board members even bought her purple towels to put in the completed bathroom. Our thanks go out to John at Drake Mechanical, Jesse and Steve at Custom Bath, Michael at Valley Glass, and Troy at Optimum Plumbing for their help in making Jean’s wish come true.

Rich His wish was for a trip with his wife to Henderson, NV, to visit family.  Rich and his wife had an absolutely amazing trip and were so thankful for this time with family.

Dee Her wish was for new flooring in her mobile home. She was absolutely speechless when she walked into her home and saw the new flooring . She was so pleased with the results. Our thanks to Tony’s Floor Covering and RC Willey for making Dee’s wish come true!

Hannah Her wish was to go to Dallas with her husband and son to visit family. They had a wonderful time; and spending time with her three year old granddaughter was a highlight of the trip! 

Jeff His wish was to bring his daughter and family here from Mississippi so he could spend time with them and meet his great grandson for the first time – so special! This is the message we got from his daughter after the trip: “We had the most amazing visit, and we are so thankful to Wish Granters for making my dad’s wish (and mine) of having all of his family come out to see him before he passes. Liam had the best time meeting his great grandpa. The week was perfect […] We would like to thank everyone again for making this possible for our family.”

Deborah – Her wish was to go to Pacific Grove, CA with her daughter and grandchildren. She specifically chose Pacific Grove because that’s where she spread her husband’s ashes several years ago and because sitting by the ocean brings her peace. This is a thank you from Deborah: “There are no words that can express my gratitude and joy to have my final wish granted. Thank you to everyone at Wish Granters and everyone who has donated to this wonderful charity. May God give you all special blessings in your lives, as He has in mine.” Our thanks to Paul & June Bromley for their assistance in helping with lodging for Deborah and her family.

Larry – His wish was to go to Phoenix, Arizona, with his children to visit family.

Susan – Her wish was for new vinyl flooring in her kitchen and bathroom to leave her home in good shape for her children. She was so delighted with the result and said the floors are beautiful! She said it just makes her feel good to look at them. Our thanks to Nampa Floors and Interiors for making this wish happen. They did the job as a team building exercise and were so excited to make Susan’s wish come true.

Tim – His wish was to go to Hawaii with his wife, son, and future daughter-in-law.  This is what his wife said after the trip:  “I can’t tell you what an amazing gift it was to our whole family. The one on one time with no worries was a welcome change.”  Our thanks to Alisha Palmer for her generosity in helping this wish happen.  

Mike His wish was for a new swing set in his daughter’s backyard so he could enjoy watching his grandchildren play.  This is what the family said: “Thank you so much for everything you have done. You helped make my Dad’s dream of a great back yard come true. The girls can’t get enough of their new play set! We want to thank you again and everyone who helped make my Dad’s wish come true.” A thank you to Lifetime Outlet for helping to make Mike’s wish happen.

Posted in Past Wishes developer February 22, 2024

2023 Wishes

Wishes Granted in 2023

Kathleen (Kathy) – Her wish was to take her grandson to Build-a-Bear.  Because she was too sick to go along, her grandson went with his parents.  He picked out two bears.  The green frog is named “ Hero” as that is grandma’s bear, and it is dressed in a superhero outfit. They were able to record her voice saying “I love you” and it was put in the frog. Because she is his hero, that’s how the name came about, plus green is her favorite color. His other bear he put in a military outfit, and he named it “Reese.”  Such a simple yet beautiful wish.

Reid – His wish was to go to Hawaii with his daughters. They said it was a great trip.  It rained like crazy, but it was still fun!  Many thanks to Reid’s co-workers at PayneWest Insurance and to Hilton Waikoloa Village for making Reid’s wish come true and allowing him to make cherished memories with his daughters.  

Ron – His wish was to have reels of film transferred to DVD from his years of service in the Navy,  so he could share with his family.  Many thanks to Roots Family History for their help in granting this wish.

Justin –His wish was to go to Disneyland with his wife and daughter. They said their trip was magical and a lifetime of memories were made. This is what Justin’s wife told us: “This trip has meant everything to my family. Saying thank you does not seem like enough. I will be reaching out soon to donate towards the next family in line to go to Disneyland.” Our thanks to Get Away Today, TNT Tours & Shuttle, and Karmel Shuttle for helping make this wish possible.

Ed His wish was to have his daughter and son come for a visit and have a special dinner out with them as a family.  Many thanks to Chandler’s for hosting the family for dinner.  Ed was so thankful and said they had a memorable time.  

Jessica Her wish was to have an adult electric trike to make it easier for her to get around.  When the trike was delivered, Jessica was ecstatic!  Thank you to George’s Cycles for helping make this wish come true! 

Tom – His wish was for new windows so that his wife could be warmer in their home. Tom and his wife were thrilled with the new windows. Many thanks to Window World for their help in granting this wish (this is the SECOND time Window World has helped make a wish come true).

Cathy – Her wish was for a lift chair so she could get up easier. Cathy said it’s perfect!  Many thanks to Norco for donating this chair and making Cathy’s wish come true.   

Betty – Her wish was to have a lift/sleep chair.  Her daughter said she slept so well in the chair!  Many thanks to Mobility City for helping to make this wish come true.  

Anonymous Recipient – This wish was to go to Disneyland with family members. Many thanks to Get Away Today and Karmel Shuttle for helping make this wish possible.

David – His wish was to have a BBQ on Father’s Day for family and friends.  Unfortunately David passed shortly before it could happen, but we went ahead and had the celebration of his life for his family and friends.  Many thanks to Idaho Pizza Company, Abbott BBQ, and Bouncin Bins Idaho for helping make this wish possible.  Also, a special thanks to the Gem County Chamber of Commerce for their help in coordinating the wish.  

Ted – His wish was to have a lift chair so he could be more comfortable.  Many thanks to RC Willey for their help in making this wish possible.  

John – His wish was to go to the Oregon Coast with his family.  This was a note from John’s sister:  “I want to thank you very much for your help in getting our family to the Oregon Coast.  It was a special time that none of us will forget to have the time with our brother.”

Kate – Her wish was to go to the Oregon Coast with her family.  They had an absolutely amazing time!  Many thanks to Happy Camp Hideaway (Netarts Bay, Oregon) and Fairfield Inn by Marriott (Dalles, Oregon) for their help in making this wish come true.  And a special thanks to Kimberly Mclain at Kreative Memories for capturing photos of their family vacation.  

Geni- Her wish was to have her carpet cleaned.  Many thanks to Stanley Steemer in Meridian for making this wish come true.

Robin – His wish was to have a new back yard, including a sprinkler system, sod, and gravel. He and his wife were absolutely delighted with the result. Many thanks to Absolute Irrigation, Ruschman Sand & Gravel, McKellip Sod Farm, and all of our volunteers for making this happen.

Steve – His wish was to go to the rodeo with his family. Thank you so much to Snake River Stampede for donating dinner and rodeo tickets! They had a blast.

Jenny – Her wish was to go to Huntington Beach with her husband and two young children. The family had an absolutely amazing time and made so many memories. Our thanks to The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel, for their help in providing lodging for the family; they went above and beyond by providing an ocean front room AND a cabana at the pool. Also thanks to AA Car Rental for not only donating a car for the family to use but also providing car seats for the kids.

Larry – His wish was to have a walk-in shower installed in his home so he could bathe safer and easier. He says he loves it! We want to give a huge thanks to Mode Remodel, Gatsby Glass, Glaz-Tech Industries, and VAREP – Treasure Valley, ID Chapter (Veteran’s Association of Real Estate Professionals) for their help in making Larry’s wish come true! We appreciate the support and amazing work that went into this wish.

Mike – His wish to have new skirting put on his mobile home has come true. He said “Looks amazing! No gaps for critters at all. Thanks for everything. Wish granted!” Thanks to Continental Supply Northwest who donated the skirting and delivery and to Daniel Kangas who donated installation.

Sandy – Her wish was to go to San Luis Obispo, CA, to visit her kids and grandkids.  

Shawn – Her wish was to have a camp trailer to make memories with her family.  She cried when finding out the trailer was really going to be hers and then immediately started making plans for a weekend camping trip with her kids.

Robert – His wish was to have his son fly to Boise to visit him and help him move to Kansas to be close to family.  The family was so excited that Wish Granters could help make this happen.

Brent- His wish was to have new carpeting installed in his home to give him and his wife peace of mind.  Our thanks go out to Dillabaugh’s Flooring America for donating both the carpet and the installation; to Boise Box for donating the use of a storage container while the installation was being completed; and to our many volunteers who helped move furniture both out of the home and back in.  

Art – His wish was for a bike trip on the Hiawatha trail. This was a trip he had planned with his wife, but she passed away before it could happen. He carried her picture with him on this adventure ,and he had a great time. Thank you to the Wallace Inn in Wallace, ID, and to the staff at the Hiawatha Trail who peddled him on the trail in a Blessing Bike.

Robert – His wish was to go to Disneyworld with his two children, son-in-law, and his granddaughter on her 11th birthday. This is a note from Robert: “I was afforded a unique opportunity to leave my family a remarkable, photo-filled memory and expression of love to remember ‘Grandpa.’”

Emilie – Her wish was to go to the Oregon Coast with her family.  She said she had fun and that it was a great experience. Her best friend, who she hadn’t seen in years, also surprised her with a visit while they were there. 

Kendra her wish was for a bike to go bike packing, and she absolutely loves it. In fact, she was in tears when she found out that the bike was on its way. Thanks to Meridian Cycles for helping to make this happen.

Colleen – Her wish was for a ramp into her house. Colleen and her family were thrilled to have it and even made cookies for the installation crew. A big thank you to Amramp for donating the materials and the installation.

JennyHer wish was to go to Hawaii with her brother and her son.  They had an absolutely incredible time.  

Ted – His wish was to have his side yard cleaned up and the “zen” theme of the backyard carried over to that area. Ted passed before the wish could be completed, but we still worked on it for his wife and family.  The side yard was cleaned out and mulch and rocks were added.  Then the family decided  to complete the rest of the work on their own. Ted’s wife said doing the landscaping was very therapeutic for her.  Our thanks to Flourish LLC and Canyon Hardscape for their help in making this wish happen.

Cliff – His wish was to go to the Sun Valley Jazz Festival with his granddaughter.  Cliff and his late wife used to go to the festival, so this was a trip down memory lane for Cliff.  Both Cliff and his granddaughter had an absolutely amazing time.  Our thanks to the Sun Valley Jazz Festival and to the Best Western Tyrolean Lodge for helping to make this wish happen.  

Elaine – Her wish was to go to Disneyland with her nieces and great nieces.  They said they had a magical time!  Our thanks to Get Away Today and Karmel Shuttle for helping us make Elaine’s wish come true.  

Dawn – Her wish was to go to a San Francisco 49ers game in Levi Stadium with her family. They had an absolutely amazing time and the 49ers won! Our thanks to Ticketmaster for their persistence in finding seats for us and to the Hilton Santa Clara for helping us make this wish come true. This is a note from the family: “Thank you all again so much for this opportunity. We are forever grateful for the memories we made together as a family, we will remember them forever.”

Darla – Her wish was to have an adjustable bed so she could be more comfortable and sleep with her husband again.  She loves the bed and is sleeping so well on it.  Our thanks to Denver Mattress for their help in making Darla’s wish come true.

Serpil – Her wish was to go to Hawaii with her husband and three sons.  Her husband said that they all had an absolute blast. This is a thank you from the family: “”Thank you so very much! The memories you allowed us to create together in Hawaii was a true blessing. We wanted to share how happy you all have made Serpil and our family. Thank you for the enormous generosity and all the hard work to all involved! We are re-energized and fulfilled, and our hearts warmed and feel strength for the future.”  Our thanks to Chief’s Luau, Elite Parking, and SIXT Rent The Car for their generosity in helping to make Serpil’s wish come true.

Tina – Her wish was to have her driveway fixed.  Tina and her family were so happy with the results.  Our thanks to Mr. Mudd for making this wish happen!  

Bob – His wish was to have a ramp built outside his mobile home.  Bob was thrilled to be able to safely get in and out of his home.  Three different tradesmen worked on this and Lock Stock and Barrel donated the wood!  Our thanks to Lisa and her crew at Mr. Handyman for coordinating the wish. 

Elea – Her wish was for a “Staycation” at The Riverside Hotel with her husband and children. The family said they had a wonderful time. Our thanks to The Riverside Hotel, Wepa Cafe, and Luciano’s Italian Restaurant for their help in making this wish come true.

 

Posted in Past Wishes developer February 22, 2024