♥ Many thanks to all those who help make these wishes come true ♥
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.’”
Wishes Granted in 2022
♥ Deborah- Her wish was to go to McCall with her entire family. Deborah passed away the day before her wish was to happen, but her family was able to gather in McCall.
♥ Joe- His wish was to have the backyard waterfall he built for his wife working again. Joe passed away before seeing the wish completed, but he wanted it to be done for his wife, and we made that wish come true.
♥ Kika – Her wish was to go to Las Vegas with her family. The family thoroughly enjoyed their time together!
♥ Ina – Her wish was to take a trip to McCall with her family. She also wanted to do some fishing while she was there. Our thanks go out to the Atkinson family who took her fishing on a pontoon boat on Cascade Lake and to DoneRight Management who donated the cabin for Ina and her family.
♥ Kelly – Her wish was to get up close and personal with elephants, and this came true at the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City. Kelly got to help feed the elephants, and she and her family received a tour of the zoo as well. Thanks to Hogle Zoo, Alpine Home Medical, and the Hampton Inn in Salt Lake for their help in making Kelly’s wish come true!
♥ Kristy – Her wish was to have matching rings for herself and her wife. Unfortunately, Kristy passed away before the wish could be completed, but we still got the ring Kristy had picked out and gave it to her wife. She was ecstatic.
♥ Kat – Her wish was to go to Disneyland and Universal Studios with her family, but we lost her before the wish was granted. She had wanted her family to be part of this wish and we made that happen. Many thanks to Capri Suites Anaheim for helping us make this wish possible.
♥ Kate – Her wish was to go to Hawaii with her family. The family had a wonderful time and in their words made “SO many memories.”
♥ Ryan – His wish was to go on a trip to the Oregon Coast with his wife and dog. While he was able to complete part of the trip, he got sick and had to come home early. We lost him a few days after the wish. His wife said they had a wonderful time in Newport. Our thanks go out to The Landing in Newport, Oregon, for helping us make this wish happen.
♥ Melisa – Her wish was to have a working refrigerator. Many thanks to Nampa Appliance, TV & Mattress for helping us to make this happen!
♥ Larry – His wish was to have a notary help him with his will.
♥ Jeff – His wish was to go to the Oregon Coast with his wife. They had a wonderful time in Lincoln City and we thank Sailor Jack’s for making that portion of the wish come true! They then spent one night in Newport before heading for home. Many thanks to The Whaler for helping out on the Newport stay. Also our thanks to Sharon at Simply Design Studios for taking pictures on the beach of Jeff and his wife–beautiful memories preserved forever.
♥ Scott – His wish was to make amends with his ex-wife and daughters who live out of state. They were able to travel to Idaho to see him. Many thanks to the Hampton Inn in Meridian, Kona Grill, Bodovino, Uncle Bob’s Pizza, and The Yard House.
♥ Darrin – His wish was to have a new floor put in his garage. He passed before it could be finished, but we still completed it for his family. A big thank you to Hello Garage for making this wish happen. They even put his name in the floor!
♥ Steve – His wish was to have new windows put in his house. Many thanks to Window World of Boise for making this wish come true!
♥ Cassie – Her wish was to travel by RV and stay in a home on the Oregon Coast with her husband, children, and grandchildren. Thanks to Idaho RV Rental in Nampa for their help with this wish!
♥ Louise –Her wish was to to to Graceland with her son and daughter-in-law. She has loved Elvis since she was 11 and always wanted to go to Graceland. Many thanks to The Guest House at Graceland for helping make this wish possible.
♥ Sue – Her wish was to have a portable hot tub to ease symptoms. Thanks to our own Board member Caleb Barker for making this wish come true!
♥ Dean – His wish was to have his daughter fly in from Arizona for a visit and to host a family dinner for 20 people at their home. Thanks to Twisted District Brew Co in Garden City for making this happen. Not only did they donate a prime rib dinner for 20 but they also paid for the daughter’s airline ticket.
♥ Rowland – His wish was to attend a Steelheads Hockey game with his family. He passed away before it could happen, but we were able to bring the family to the arena to watch the game and remember Rowland. Thank you to Tyson Baker of Baker Auction Co. for donating the suite for the family to use at the game; and thanks to Nate Jordan and Idaho Central Arena for donating the food for the family.
♥ Bernie – Her wish was to have her daughter and family fly in from Florida for one last visit. She and her family had a wonderful time together and cherished every moment.