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Grants 2011

Posted by Joshua Richard on July 9, 2011 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

01/08/11 -  A Pennsylvania mother has a very severe asthmatic daughter.    She has missed 3 weeks of school due to these constant episodes.   The mother has put in a request for an air purifier, allergy free mattress cover, and allergy free pillow covers.   Walk On Foundation Inc. has granted their wish in the amount of  $85.35

01/24/11 -  A Mifflinburg, PA mother of 3 has been diagnosed with two severe autonomic conditions which effect her daily life and her ability to walk.   She is seeking a motorized wheelchair so she may be a little more independent and spend time with her children.   A local Central PA resident donated an electronic wheelchair that is valued at approx. $1700.   The MIlton Standard Journal ran a story and community residents donated $355 towards the chair and medical costs.   The chair that was donated was in excellent condition and only need new batteries.   Walk On Foundation purchased these for $141.38, had them installed and the chair works wonderfully.   A check was presented to the family in the amount of $215.

02/12/11 - A Milton, PA boy age 15 months  has been diagnosed with Severe Congenital Neutropenia and will need to have a bone marrow transplant.   In addition they have found a mass on his lungs in which he will need to undergo surgery.   The bone marrow transplant will take place at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia around February 14th.   Approx. travel costs including lodging at Ronald McDonald, Food, Gas, Parking, etc. is $1100.   Walk On Foundation has donated $250 towards these costs.

02/16/11 -  A Cameron, MO 52 yr. old man with Parkinson's Disease has missed numerous appointments due to transportation issues.   The man has been trying for months to get his car fixed, have transportation provided, to and from hospital, etc. only to run into roadblock after roadblock including most local agencies to him telling him they are out of funding.   We received documentation on medical condition, car estimate for repairs, proof of ownership, spoke with the garage and much more.   While Walk On Foundation does not make it a habit to assist with car repairs we truly felt that his needs were being ignored and causing further medical incapability.   Therefore we have sent $464.06 to Dave's Motor Service in Cameron, MO to assist with this repair.   

03/05/11 -  A Chinese auction and 50/50 was held to help raise funds for young boy with Severe Congenital Neutropenia as listed above.   Walk On Foundation Inc. sponsored the 50/50.  While the 50/50 only raised $58 for the young boy, the Chinese Auction was able to raise over $1000.   Thanks to all who came out to support this family.

03/19/11 -  As of this date the goal of $10,000 has been met in order to have Ender  "The Peanut Dog" trained and brought to Mifflinburg, PA to meet up with Isaac, a young boy with numerous allergies including one to peanuts.   See our page under Events and Isaac's Peanut Dog to learn more.   Thank you to all those that helped support this family.  

05/02/11 -  A family in Sunbury, PA became victim to a fire and loss everything.   Walk On Foundation held their Annual Fashion Show and provided the family with $710 in funding to help with the loss.

05/13/11 -  A gentleman in Delaware County, PA was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon Cancer which has already spread to his liver and pelvis.  In addition to cancer, he recently suffered a heart attack as a result of the aggressive chemotherapy.  Walk On Foundation assisted him with $95 for his prescription and $75 in form of a Wal-Mart gift card to assist with other medical items that are needed.

07/16/11 - A gentleman is in need of going to hospital approx. 2 hours away for a day full of testing and is requestng assistance with gas funds.  A community member wished to assist in this need and provided $40 to Walk On Foundation to place towards this families need.   The family will now travel 2 hours on 7/19/11 for the testing.   Thank you to those who support our mission!!

09/12/11 - A local family is taking their toddler son from Central PA to GMC every 2 weeks following a liver transplant and for other medical related appointments.   They are in need of assistance with gas to get to and from these appointments.   Walk On Foundation granted them $250 in gas cards to assist with this need.

09/17/11 - Walk On Foundation was able to assist and 8 month old boy and his family from the Danville, PA area who are in need of taking their son who has OEIS (issues with spinal cord, lower intestine, and other lower area development) get to Children's Hospital in Cincinnati this Monday. Walk On assisted with $300 in Gas Cards.

10/10/11 -  A West Virginia family needs to travel to Ohio for care for their 5 year old daughter who has kidney issues.   The trip is approx. 200 miles and Walk on Foundation assisted with $100 in gas cards.

10/24/11 - A Michigan man needs to get to PA for further testing before undergoing kidney donation to a young man in kidney failure.   Cost of airfare is approx. $390.   Walk On Foundation held a bake sale and raised $190 to assist with these costs.

11/7/11 -  A lady with multiple medical issues is in need of a shower chair.  Walk On Foundation went ahead and purchased this item at a cost of approximately $45.

12/18/11 - A 20 year old Pennsylvania male was involved in an auto accident 5 years ago that left him with left side paralysis and aplashia.  Documentation from his doctors, therapist and school show that utilizing an IPAD 2 and some of the applications on the IPAD have allowed him to communicate, interact, and learn with more ease.   Walk On Foundation is assisting this young man by purchasing him an IPAD 2.  Merry Christmas and here is to a wonderful new year ahead!







Grants 2010

Posted by Joshua Richard on July 8, 2011 at 12:36 PM Comments comments (0)

01/07/10 - Samantha is a 25 year old with beautiful daughters. Samantha suffers from Cystic Fibrosis since the age of 2. About 6 years ago her health started to decline. Her lung function went from 80% to 23%. She wants to live long enough to see her kids graduate and even get married. Not an unreasonable request, we all want those things in life. Samantha must go to Barnes and Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO from January 24th - January 31st to see if she is a candidate for a double lung transplant. Her family will incur traveling costs, lodging costs, and food costs. Walk On Foundation contacted numerous hotels in the area to see if they could provide lodging. Hampton Inn & Suites graciously donated the full week stay. Thank you Hampton Inn & Suites.


01/22/10 - Marie Pompee is heading on a medical mission to Haiti. Thankfully her family was spared in the earthquake, however many others are suffering. Callie, Mary and Shelly of www.uniformsforuonline.com worked with Walk On Foundation Inc. to send 75 sets of medical scrubs with Marie. We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Uniforms For U for their generosity. Our prayers are with the many effected by the recent earthquakes.


01/23/10 - Walk On Foundation & Kingdom Kidz Puppet Ministry (www.hiskingdomkidz.org) hosted an All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner & Blacklight Puppet Show. $600 in donations was raised for Ashley's Angels.


01/29/10 - 3 month old child has been in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit since December 9th, 2009. The exact cause of the symptoms have yet to be pinpointed. The parents wish to have an apnea monitor so when they bring their young child home he can be monitored and any crisis can be prevented. Walk On Foundation contacted SpaceLab Medical and they graciously donated the machine to this family. Thank you SpaceLabs (www.spacelabs.com).






02/04/10 - A 16 year old has Fragile X Syndrome, and a host of other disabling conditions. He was sleeping in a hospital bed that was paid by insurance back when he was 3 years old. The child has now outgrown this bed and insurance will not pay for a new one. The mother has found what is called a Safety Sleeper that she felt would be good for her child and keep him safe. You can see these at www.thesafetysleeper.com. While Walk On Foundation was not able to secure this specific bed type, we were able to make contact with New Care Therapies who was able to generously donate a bed and a Soma Enclosure. ABF generously donated shipping for this large item. Thank you to these two companies for your generosity!



02/11/10 - A 4 month old boy was diagnosed with Plagiocephaly (flat head). He is in need of a cranial helmet but the families insurance will not cover it. The cheapest helmet they could find was $1200 and they are unable to afford that. Hanger Prosthetics was contacted and generously donated a helmet for this little boy. Thank you Hanger Prosthetics!!


02/13/10 - A 16 month old boy has hydrocephalus and just had his second brain surgery. The family just found out last week that the boy has developed another hematoma. The child has just begun walking and this time is crucial in protection of his head. The family is in need of a safety helmet. Walk On Foundation contacted Baby No Bumps (www.babynobumps.com) and they generously donated a helmet for this boy. Thank you Baby No Bumps!!


02/15/10 - A 11 year old girl has Rheumotoid Arthritis and has a hard time walking. They have been fighting the insurance to get her a walker with a seat attached. Walk On Foundation went ahead and purchased the walker at cost of $109 plus tax. It is our hope that this will allow her to have comfort in walking.


02/22/10 - A 40 year old has had Macular Degeneration for over 25 years and is legally blind. This person is asking for assistance with an alarm clock for the blind so they may have a little more independence. Walk On Foundation located this product and purchased it. http://www.moshilifestyle.com/Product/VoiceControlVCAlarmClock


02/22/10 - A few weeks ago this gentleman has a open heart surgery with double bypass and valve repair. He is still in the hospital and very ill. He has 20lbs of fluid built up (mainly in his lungs). He is on a lot of new meds. In the event of an emergency these meds and his condition need to be known. His granddaughter has come across a product she things would help. This product is sold at www.averyspecialheart.com. A Very Special Heart was contacted by Walk On Foundation and they have generously donated this product to this gentleman. Thank you A Very Special Heart!!



03/05/10 - A 2 year old suffers from epileptic enchepalopathy. He currently takes Topamax which causes him to over heat and he is unable to regulate his body temperature. He is in need of cooling supplies such as a cooling vest and a neck cooler. Another individual was able to help with the cooling vest. Walk On Foundation Inc. purchased the neck cooler from www.coolingapparel.com for $12 plus shipping.


03/06/10 - A Ham Pot Pie Dinner and Puppet Show was held at the Masonic Lodge in Sunbury, PA for Ashley's Angels Transplant Fund. A total of $1,215.50 was raised for Ashley. Ashley is still hospitalized but continues to improve after undergoing a double lung transplant. Thank you to the community, Masonic Lodge, and Kingdom Kidz for your support at this event.



03/12/10 - A young girl suffers from hypotonia, encepalapathy, macrocephaly, PDDNOS, sensory intergration dysfunction, and phonological processing disorder. The child is in need of many therapy items. One of them is a therapy ball. Ball Dynamics was contacted and they graciously donated a 65cm ball to this young girl (a $38 value). Thank you Ball Dynamics (www.balldynamics.com)


03/26/10 - A family has a newborn that requires a special kind of formula. The child has tried prescription medication but to no avail. Enfamil AR seems to help however WIC will not cover this formula. Walk On Foundation provided the family with 3 24 oz. cans at a total of $76.01. Walk On also contacted Enfamil and they will be sending the family a case and providing them info on monthly programs. Thank you Enfamil!!


04/01/10 - A gentleman takes 8 diffrent medications daily. one of them (Effient) costing $173 a month. The family is unable to afford the prescription this month. Walk On Foundation placed a $1 for $1 match on the need. Members of Wish Upon A Hero helped provide $87.50 towards the need, and Walk On Foundation provided the other $87.50 directly to Wal Mart Pharmacy.



04/01/10 - An eleven year old boy suffers from a rare medical condition.  He has been featured in Parents Magazine and on Montel Williams.  He is allergic to many things including the sun.  If he gets too warm he immediately suffers from hives that within hours turn into oozing blisters which permanately scar him.  There are also many other side effects.  He must wear a speical suit and a cooling vest.  This special suit is the same used for the astronauts and is specially done by a seamstress. Walk On Foundation received all documentation on this childs condition and has purchased the special suit for this child so he may enjoy the sun.

04/11/10 -  A family is dealing with a teen child that is addicted to drugs.  Each therapy sesssion costs out of pocket for the family until their co pay is met.  $100 was provided to cover the costs of this therapy.

05/07/10 -   A very young girl has complex congenital heart defects which causes low blood oxygen levels.  Over the past weeks she has had several episodes of chest pains which required ER visits.  It was determined that the chest pain was coming from her heart racing and the scar tissue.  Her pulse ox used for monitoring is broken and the family is in need of a new one in order to monitor this young child.   Walk On Foundation Inc. purchased a new pulse oximeter from Amazon.com that fulfuills the families needs.  Cost is $169.00.  You can view more about this young child at www.littlezippers.com/jozlynns-story.php.

05/07/10 -   Last month a lady fell and bruised the bones on both sides of her foot.  She also sprained it.  A shower chair was provided to her however upon getting out of the bath she fell and cracked the shower chair.  She now can not get in and out of the bath tub easily.  Walk On Foundation paid $27 to www.activeforever.com to purchase her a new one.

05/07/10 - Applicants mother had a mastectomy a few years ago and was never given breastforms to allow her to feel like a woman.  Her sizes were obtained and Walk On Foundation ordered these for this lady costing $42.98.


05/12/10 -  This infant has severe apnea due to being born prematurely with a large teratoma.  The family was told to terminate the pregnancy at 18 weeks as she would have no chance, but the family gave her a chance and 5 weeks after birth the only issue showing is the apnea.  The family is in need of a Nanny Baby Breath Monitor that will alert them should their child stop breathing.  Walk On Foundation contacted Mediquipped (www.mediquipped.com) and they have agreed to donate this to the family.  Value is approx. $109.  Thank you Mediquipped!!!                                                                                                            

05/13/10 -  A local family of 3 is currently dealing with numerous medical conditions, consults, etc.  The family must travel to Philadelphia on May 23rd to May 25th and is in need fo a hotel room.  Walk On Foundation contacted the Crowne Plaza in Philadelphia (www.cpcityavenue.com) and the graciously donated a 2 night stay complimentary.  This is valued at $328.  Thank you Crowne Plaza!!

05/15/10 - A local elderly lady is in need of a wheelchair.  Walk On Foundation provided this 90 year old lady with a wheelchair donated by Home HealthCare.  Approx. value $96.  Thank you Home HealthCare!! 

06/01/10 - A families young boy was taken to the hospital via helicopter in the middle of the night due to pulmonary issues.  He was admitted to the PICU for a heart catheter, and an ECHO showed that the right side of his heart is very weak, his liver is enlarged and the hypertension of his lungs is severe.  The family is approx. 3 hours away from their home.  They have secured lodging but do not have the resources for food and/or gas.  Walk On Foundation has donated $100 to the family to assist during this time of medical crisis.

06/02/10 - A child in MN was recently admitted to Childrens Hospital because she was not gaining or maintaining her weight even though she is eating regularly.  The child has a milk allergy so they switched her to a high calorie soy drink called Bright Beginnings.  The child is to drink at least 2 cans of this a day.  2 cases of 24 drinks were purchased for this family from Diapers.com by Walk On Foundation at the cost of $66.53.


06/09/10 - A child with many special medical needs suffers from epilepsy and the heat can sometimes produce these seizures.  A cooling vest is needed to help reduce these episodes.  Walk On Foundation purchased this for the 6 year old child  at the cost of $62.05.

06/12/10 -  A 6 week old girl was diagnosed with Pyloric Stenosis and had to have surgery to correct it.  While in the hospital they switched her formula and suggested the child remain on the Similac Sensitive.  WIC has denied covering this type of formula and the parents are unable to continue wtih this expense.  Walk On Foundation bought the child a 6 pack of Smiiac Sensitive which should last approx. 3 months.   Total cost was $125.97.

06/14/10 -  A lady suffers from severe allergies and is on a list of medications to try and help with the allergies.  Doctor suggested she purchase an air purifier for her home to help remove the allergens.   Walk On Foundation purchased her two of these through Walmart.com in order to supply more purification throughout the whole home.  Total cost was $116.

06/14/10 -  A child in MN who was assisted on 6/2/10 (see above) has to take a high calorie soy drink called Bright Beginnings.  We previously purchased these through Diapers.com at $66.53 for 48 of them.   We have located these through another source at $32 for 96 of them.  We have went ahead and purchased 96 of them (approx. another month and a half worth) for this child.

07/30/10 - A lady who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis wishes for a 3 month YMCA membership so she may begin exercising in hopes of staying strong and not having a need for a wheelchair.   Walk On Foundation sent $82 directly to the YMCA for her membership.


08/03/10  - A families child age 12 suffers from Cystic Fibrosis and is currently hospitalized at John Hopkins in Maryland.   She will need to stay for approx 2-4 more weeks.   During this stay the family is incurring gas, parking, and food expenses.   The family has provided us with a letter of diagnosis from the doctor and the hospital has provided us with word that there is no resources available to assist this family financially during their stay.  Walk On Foundation is providing this family with $200 to help alleviate some of these costs.

08/05/10 - A young boy has a mitochondrial disorder and has heat regulation issue.   The family has tried multiple strategies to keep him cool.  They are losing their medicaid and are now responsible for over $4000 in medical expenses.  Their son is currently trapped inside as stepping outside causes him to loose energy and sort of "wilt".  WIth a cooling vest they believe he would be able to go out and play and have a chance at a more normal life.   Walk On Foundation purchased a cooling vest for this child at the cost of $55.  It is our hope that this brings the young child some relief with his condition.

08/30/10 - This 3 year old girl suffers from Angelman Syndrome which is a neurological disorder associated with development delay, cognitive impairment, little or absent speech, and difficulty walking due to a stiff and unsteady gait. She has significant developmental delays in the areas of speech and language, fine and gross motor, and adaptive behavior.  She also has a clinically high level or affective problems due to the difficulties she has with sleep.   She does not maintain sleep.  She sleeps for a few hours and then is up in the middle of the night roaming the house.  The most she sleeps at a time is 2 to 3 hours.  She communicates non verbally with gestures (she has no functional speech).  She is not walking on her own and needs constant supervisions because she creeps and climbs very quickly.   The child is in need of a Safety Sleeper (see www.thesafetysleeper.com).  These usually sell for approx. $1500, however the Safety Sleeper provide a discount, and the new total was $1084.98  The Fairfield County Society for Children and Adults with Disabilities contributed $600 towards the cost.   Walk On Foundation along with members of Wish Upon A Hero provided the balance of $484.98.

08/31/10 - A local Purple Heart Iraqi War Vet was recently in a vehicular accident that has left him hospitalized and with numerous injuries.   Modifications will be needed to his home.  Walk On Foundation hosted a photo contest in order to raise funds for this local hero.    $550 was raised and will be presented to the family.  Thank you to all who came out to support him!

10/23/10 - A local woman is fighting cancer and is currently paying for her medications out of pocket and other medical expenses.   Walk On Foundation held a Kern Run Craft Bingo which raised $692.   50% of that went to this local lady.   $346.   Thank you to all who came out to support her!

11/09/10 -  Doctor has requested that person's blood pressure be monitored while at home because it has been rising quicly over the past month for no apparent reason.  Medicaid will not pay for it.  Documentation was provided and Walk On Foundation has purchased this item at a cost of $30.55.

11/09/10 -  Mother has a 2 month old son who has been put on Nutramigen Lipil with Enflora LGG due to protein sensitivity.  The cans in here run approximately $27 each and she uses approximately 12 a month.   Walk On Foundation has purchased 8 cans for a total of $169.92

11/09/10 -  A local boy named Daniel was diagnosed 6 weeks after being born with Biliary Atresia.   He has had many hospitalizations in his first year of life and has recently gone through a liver transplant at Pittsburgh Children's Hospital.  He received a liver recently and is living in the Ronald McDonald House with his mother.   His father and family travels back and forth between their home here locally and to Pittsburgh.  Walk On Foundation has assisted the family with $200 in Gas Cards to help with these trips.

11/23/10 - A York, PA lady is in need of a certain medication.  Documentation was provided, pharmacy was contacted and medication was paid directly to pharmacy in amount of $107.95.

12/06/10 - A Union County man is in need of a certain medication.   Documentation was provided, pharmacy was contacted and medication was paid directly to pharmacy in amount of $36.

12/13/10 - A Union County boy, age 4, is in need of an allergen dog.   This boy named Isaac has many allergies including a severe one to peanuts.   This allergen dog would alert the boy if there is peanuts in his food, nearby, or even have been eaten by a person that is in close contact with the boy.  The cost of this dog is $10000, which includes the training and release of the dog to the family.   A goal of raising $5000 by December 10th was set in order to purchase the dog and begin training.   With the communities support this goal was met.   The dog will be purchased and will begin training.  A second goal of $5000 has been set and we pray will be reached by June 2011.  If you would like to support this fund please see www.isaacspeanutdog.com.   All funds raised were from donations and or fundraisers by the community. 


12/15/10 - A young child is dealing with weight and eating issues.   Her mother has requested assistance with Pediasure.  WIC and her insurance will not cover it.   The child is currently using 1-2 bottles of Pediasure a day, more on sick days.  Walk On Foundation has purchased the child 72 bottles, approx. a month worth from www.walmart.com in the amount of  $135.22.

12/15/10 - A Pennsylvania lady is suffering from heart and liver failure and complications with swelling of fluids which has to be drained weekly.   The lady is in need of a Commercial grade Step Stool to get in and out of her vehicle and also in and out of her bed.   She is also in need of an oximeter in order to measure her oxygen levels.   Walk On Foundation has purchased the lady the stool requested from www.stepstooluniverse.com in the amount of  $84.89 and an oximeter from www.amazon.com in the amount of 35.95.

12/15/10 - A Pennsylvania lady suffers from Multiple Sclerosis.  During the summer months her apartment gets extremely warm and effects her MS.   She is requesting an air conditioner to keep her apartment cooler and more bearable.   The heat can sometimes be debilitating to her MS.   Walk On Foundation has purchased this lady an air conditioner from Amazon.com in the amount of  $169.94.

12/17/10 - A Union County, PA family has requested a membership to the local YMCA.  Their 4 year old son was diagnosed with Legg Perthes Disease which effects the hip and the mobility of his leg.   Swimming, Bicycling, etc will benefit this child.  Walk On Foundation contacted the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA and they have generously donated a membership to  this family in the amount of $672.00




Grants 2009

Posted by Joshua Richard on July 8, 2011 at 12:28 PM Comments comments (0)

1/4/09 - Walk On Heroes & Wish Upon A Hero Foundation granted a wish live on WISH TV.  User (JForKids) is a single mom who suffers from an auto immune deficiency disease.  Her water in her home has been tested and is not suitable to drink.  She is taking necessary steps to have this fixed but in the meantime needs assistance with clean, SAFE drinking water.  Walk On Heroes will provide this user with enough PUR water filtration packets to provide her for a year.

1/7/09 -  User (jsmith31006) who has granted 56 wishes came to Walk On Heroes asking for assistance with groceries for their family of five.  They were recently evicted from their home due to circumstances beyond their control.  In moving they had struggles getting utilities switched.  By paying those utilities this left the family short of money for food.  Walk On Heroes granted their wish for groceries in the amount of $75.

1/7/09 -  User (DiaClair) who has granted 2 wishes has a wish posted for help with food due to son having allergies.  Son is allergic to milk, eggs, soybean, corn, and wheat.  By looking at products in your household you will realize almost all products have one of these ingredients.  There are some foods this child can eat and they have been able to locate them at Wegman's.  Walk On Heroes went ahead and approved them for a  $50 Wegman's gift card.

1/16/09 - User (xxmommy2007xx) who has granted 15 wishes has posted for assistance.  On 1/15/09 late while her, her husband and their two infants were sleeping, they were awakened by smoke detectors.  Their chimney caught on fire causing damage to the front of their home.  They all were able to get out of the house safely, but they are in need of furniture, groceries, furnace repairs, home repairs, carpet, and so much more.  Walk On Heroes presented this family with a $100 Wal-mart card.

1/20/09  User (tomsmomanddad) posted a wish for help with a wig for her mother who is currently undergoing chemo treatments for stage 2B Grade 3 Breast Cancer. Their insurance will not cover the wig because it is considered cosmetic.  Walk On Heroes feels that this is a necessity in order for this lady to feel a sense of comfort in everyday life.  After speaking to the family and finding out the exact wig that was wished for we went ahead and bought this deserving lady a wig from www.tlcdirect.org along with liners.  Payment of $63 was paid directly to TLC Direct.

1/25/09 - User (mom2four30) who has granted 9 wishes has posted for assistance with food and personal hygiene items.  Her husband recently fell ill, landed in the hospital and had been out of work.  The family consists of 2 adults and 4 children.  Walk On Heroes felt led to give this family a Step Up and granted them with a $75 Walmart card.

1/28/09 - User (GuineaPigs8) who has granted 5 wishes has applied to Walk On Heroes for assistance with food and basic necessities.  Hospital visits in the past year have put them approx. $6,000 in debt.  Male head of household works in the automotive industry and has been decreased in hours to 3 days a week.  The family has two children and have a great need for clothes, food, paper towels, toilet paper, etc.  Walk On Heroes and user (ANonyMouse) both granted this user $75 for a grand total of $150 to help with this wish.

1/30/09 - User (got3lilones) who has granted 534 wishes has psoted a wish for assistance with car seats for her 3 year old and her 8 month old.  Her current seats are very old and do not meet current safety guidelines.  Walk On Heroes feels it is not only a necessity for these chidren to have these seats, but a safety.  Walk On Heroes paid $132 and purchased the two car seats.  We encourage everyone to not buy car seats at garage sales, thrift stores, etc.  You may not know whether they were involved in accidents, have missing pieces, or are expired.  Manufacturers suggest you do not use car seats that are more than 5 years old.

2/6/09 - User (greatabyss) who has granted 12 wishes has applied to Walk On Heroes for assistance with necessities that were lost due to a fire.  All escaped without injury however their home was damaged heavily.  You can read more about the fire at http://www.kxxv.com/Global/story.asp?s=9783060.  Walk On Heroes was organized to provide basic necessities, especially in a time of emergency or disaster.  Walk On Heroes has granted this family with a $100 Walmart Card in order to help provide some of the necessities that were lost.

2/17/09 - User (mommynicole) who has granted 45 wishes furnace has broken and her house if feeling the wrath of the 20 and 30 degree days and the Pennsylvania nights that are in the teens.  She is asking for a space heater to help keep her warm until the furnace is fixed.  Walk On Heroes has supplied this family with a space heater.

2/17/09- User (llknightll) who is new to Wish Upon A Hero is requesting assistance with food due to layoffs at their local factory that has effected their family.  Walk On Heroes made a few contacts and within hours heroes came their way.  We would like to give a special thanks to the PA Chapter of Wish Upon A Hero and User (codingace).  These heroes have helped supply this family with food.

2/18/09- User (SweetnOhio) has a daughter who must have immediate surgery on a cyst.  She is asking for assistance with food and gas during these medical trips.  Hungry for Heroes and Walk On Heroes teamed up and have provided this family with $100 for their expenses.

2/20/09 - User (mommynicole) who has granted 45 wishes furnace broke down.  She lives in the Pennsylvania region with her children.  With her furnace being down and the temperatures in Pennsylvania being anywhere from 10 degrees to 30 degrees, her house is becoming very cold and unbearable, not to mention unsafe for her and the children.  She posted a wish for a space heater until her furnace can get fixed.  Walk On Heroes approved her for $40 to buy a space heater at Lowe's.

3/04/09 - User (winstar99) who has granted 4 wishes and is the Featured Wish this week is looking for assistance with her daughter.  Her daughter who is 24 and developmentally delayed has a trach and is having troubles speaking due to scar tissue on her vocal cords.  She will be having surgery to reconstruct her airway but this will leave her with NO voice for at least 3 months during the recovery process.  There is a device through Digital Voice Technologies that would allow her to communicate her needs.  This device is called the MV-1000 and sells for $400.  Digital Voice Tech was contacted by User (mum2kaza) and they worked out a discount.  Walk On Heroes feels that there is no need more basic than being able to communicate, so we have provided the $200 balance to purchase this device.  Thank you Digital Voice Tech and Mum2kaza for providing assistance on this wish.

3/08/09 - User (inyourshoes2) who has granted 2 wishes is seeking assistance with her roof.  Her roof has been deteriorating and when it rains or snows her daughter's room is affected.  Walk On Heroes found that this wish was an immediate need.  Proof, pictures, etc were obtained.  Member (ckgan) and her husband volunteered to do the labor.  Walk On Heroes called on state chapters to help with the funding of this wish.  Between Walk On Heroes and 5 other state chapters we were able to raise over $440 to grant this wish.  This family will now have a new roof for their home.  Thank you to all those that helped.

3/08/09 - User (saraho1978) who has granted 26 wishes applied to Walk On Heroes for assistance with groceries.  She recently had surgery and her husband had to take off work for a week to help care for the kids.  Walk On provided the family with $75 to help with groceries.3/19/09 - User (hanna44587) who has granted 7 wishes is seeking assistance with some items for her child.  She was approved for the Miracle Diapers program but needs assistance with the shipping of $20.  She also has an Evenflo seat for her child that can no longer be used due to very frayed straps.  Evenflo was contacted and they stated because the seat was over a year old and she had no receipt they could not replace it, however they would give 50% off of the same car seat.  The cost for the seat at 50% off is $75.  Walk On Heroes has provided this user with $100 to purchase diapers and a car seat. 

 3/23/09 - User (jaleese) who has granted 20 wishes has ran out of wood pellets for her wood stove.  She lives in PA where the highs are currently in the 50's and the lows are still in the 20's.  She applied for assistance with Walk On.  One bag of wood pellets will last the family approx. 14 hours and the bags sell for $5 each at Wal-mart.  Walk On assisted this family with $70, enough to hopefully get them through 2 more weeks.

3/25/09 - User (rbeauchamp) is seeking assistance to get to Duke Hospital.  Her 7 year old son has C.H.A.R.G.E. Syndrome.  Due to this syndrome he is unable to smile or close his eye.  He has been approved for facial reanimation which will allow him to smile for the first time in his life.  The family is seeking hotel for the night before admission to the hospital, and for food and gas costs during travel times.  Walk On Heroes contacted the Brookwood Inn and they have donated a room to this family.  Thank you Brookwood Inn.  Walk On Heroes will also assist this family with $100 for food and gas.  There is nothing more basic and heartwarming then the smile of a child. 

3/25/09 - User (xray47) is seeking assistance with a walker.  He has had 4 back surgeries and is now 61 years old.  He is in need of a 500lb max walker with seat due to his weight. Walk On Heroes has contacted  The Medical Club and purchased the specific walker needed.  The Florida Chapter of Wish Upon A Hero has placed $100 towards this wish, the balance (approx. $100) was paid by Walk On.

4/4/09 - User (Luke638) who has granted 11 wishes is seeking assistance for a friends child who has had a defect since birth that has required a trach.  He has now had it for 5 years and is not able to talk or eat orally due to it.  Due to the frustration of not being able to communicate the little boy has now begun hitting himself.  He must wear weights on his wrists to prevent him from hitting himself.  The wisher is asking for assistance on getting a PALM device that allows the boy to communicate using a computer type device.  This device is sold by Digital Voice Tech.  The cost of this device is $400 for the PALM and the software together.  Shipping is $25.  We have contacted Digital Voice Tech and they have donated the software ($200 value).  We then called on Team Wish to help with the remaining $225.  Walk On Heroes started it off with $75, PA  state Chapter donated $60,  MA state $30, CT state $10, and the wisher put in $50 to make this wish fully granted.  Thanks to all the chapters and programs that have come together to grant this wish.

04/05/09 -  User (dlcummings) is seeking assistance to attend her granddaughter's murder trial.  Her granddaughter was killed viciously at the age of 14 months by the grandmother's daughters boyfriend.  The daughter was not home at the time.  The trial is scheduled to begin on May 11th and the grandmother would like to be there to support her daughter and the loss of her granddaughter.  She needs to get from New Mexico to Texas.  All documentation has been received from the wisher and the DA's office.  The wisher is in need of round trip airfare, and assistance with rental car, gas, parking, etc.  Walk On Heroes donated round trip airfare via Southwest Airlines and called upon Team Wish to be activated.  Team Wish answered that call in the following manner:  User (gunderstone) $210, User (suzee) $10, User (danniec) $20, MO State Chapter $35, NJ State Chapter $100, MA State Chapter $75, FL State Chapter $100.  Thank you TEAM WISH!! You can read more about this story at:  www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnew

4/12/09 - User (GodGaveUsAllWings) who has granted 22 wishes is seeking assistance to travel to Shriners Hospital for her son's care.  They are in search of 4 hotel nights due to the amount of traveling to and from.  A generous Wish Upon A Hero Member has donated 3 of the nights via hotel points.  Walk On Heroes donated $75 towards the 4th night.

4/31/09 - User (cntrygalhall) has a wish posted for assistance with a swing for her daughter. Her daughter is handicapped and can not sit up, walk or talk.  She has very limited mobility.  The swing that is being requested costs $1,165 (www.willygoat.com).  Walk On Heroes Co-Director Therese made contacts and Jensen Swing Company has donated the swing and frame to this child.  Thank you very much Jensen Swing Company.

4/31/09 - User (wastedconfession01) has a wish posted for assistance with medical costs.  Her son has Autism and needs to get to Childrens Hospital in Jackson, MS.  Walk On Heroes had put $75 towards the costs of food, gas, hotel, etc.

5/1/09 - User (Elyssacichy) has a wish posted to have her son taken to see a specialist in NY at NYU.  He suffers from severe intractable epilepsy.  The specialist is hopeful but they will incure $5000 in out of pocket medical costs.  This wish has been certified and verified.  Individual members have donated $3500 of the $5000.  Team Wish has been activated.  The Foundation has donated $100 and Walk On Heroes will match that with an additional $100.

5/18/09 - User (MrsHoward12565) is a stay at home mom to 4 wonderful children.  Her 11 yr. old daughter has just been diagnosed with Leukemia.  The family has had to miss some work due to being with her during chemotherapy.  Their hospital is also approx. 50 miles from their home adding extra strain on their finances.  They are currently in need of approx. $900 in order to get their daughter to and from Chemotherapy for the next 6 weeks and the misc. costs that go along with these medical trips.  Walk On Heroes has put forth a challenge to Heroes.  Walk On Heroes will match donations dollar for dollar up to $150.  This wish has currently reached $260 in donations, therefore Walk On Heroes has donated an additional $150.  Please donate today at:  http://www.wishuponahero.com/wishes/?id=2485515/22/09 - User (shutterug81) is Type I Diabetic, insulin dependent, and she currently was laid off her job.  She is in need of her diabetic supplies, low carb foods and groceries.  Illinois has donated $75 to this wisher to provide food for her.  Walk On Heroes has donated $80 to the wisher to provide the life sustaining medications she needs.

5/31/09 - User (memrjaky) and her family needs to make a trip to Salt Lake City for a surgery.  Walk On Heroes called upon the Royal Garden Inn and they donated 3 nights hotel stay for the family.  Walk On Heroes provided the wisher with $100 in gas cards for transportation costs.

6/01/09 - User (snowwilkins) husband was deployed to Iraq and sustained nerve damage while serving there.  He spent a year in Florida in the Wounded Warrior Program and during his absence their family had many difficulties including having to replace a furnace in their home, and replacing a motor in their vehicle.  Their fridge has recently stopped cooling stuff efficiently to the point where 2-3 days after putting food in it, it is spoiled.  Joyce also known as kokothegorilla contacted Lowes and got a discount on a brand new fridge.  Cost would be $400, and that included shipping.  Walk On Heroes asked other chapters and programs to join us in a Team Wish.  After approx. 48 hours Walk On Heroes, New Jersey, North Carolina, and Conneticut has pulled enough funds together to grant this wish.  Thank you for the wonderful teamwork!

6/02/09 - User (sassy07)'s son has been sleeping on an air mattress.  The air mattress is no longer usable.  Walk On Heroes Directors came together and purchased a new mattress for this child.  Total cost was $26.

6/22/09 - User (sweinman) has come to Wish Upon A Hero to team up with the Thomas Paine PTA.  Approx. 6 weeks ago one of the second graders (Grace) was diagnosed with Cancer.  There are many costs effecting the family.  Grace will need to have at least 2 years of chemotherapy.  Team Wish was activated on this wish and $1000 was raised to help support this family in their time of need.  Team Wish has raise $1000 for this child with cancer. The Foundation donated $100, the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Florida, and the Connecticut Chapter donated $100, the Walk on Heroes Program donated $100 as well as a $100 from the Team Wish fund. Massachusetts donated $65, Tennessee donated $50. We even had a Pay it Forward winner (nannieto7) on Sunday nights WishTV who wanted to send this wish $50. The Missouri Chapter donated $140 to make it to $1000 mark. Good job Heroes! To see a video about Grace go here:  http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/video?id=6866327 6/22/09 - User (jnoble) has come to Walk On Heroes requesting assistance for a family that has lost everything in a fire.  The mother currently is serving her country in Afghanistan while the father is at home with the 5 month old baby.  A Wal-mart wishlist of items needed was posted and Walk On Heroes purchased $150 worth of items off this list.6/23/09 - User (CanadianMom) post a wish for her son Steven who has a very rare disease called Klippel Tranauney Syndrome (KTS).   Due to it being so rare he needs to be seen at a Clinic in Rocheseter, MN which is about a 14 hour drive from the families home.  Costs needed to make this trip are approx. $2100.  Walk On Heroes encouraged members of WISH UPON A HERO to donate to this wish.  Walk On Heroes placed a challenge, that if the members could donate $500, Walk On Heroes would donate $100 in addition.  Many members came together and made this happen.  If you would like to donate to this wish please go here:  http://www.wishuponahero.com/wishes/?id=2507717/11/09 - User (ConcreteFamily01) posts a wish for her son who is 6 and was born with Bi-Lateral Microtia which means he was born with no ears.  Reconstructive surgery was scheduled to start in CA on July 8th.  This surgery is not wholey covered by the families insurance and will cost them over $100,000.  Wish Upon A Hero has featured this wish, Walk On Heroes has donated $125 to the cause and between other heroes, the wish currently has brought in $1,075.00.  If you would like to donate to this wish please go to http://www.wishuponahero.com/wishes/?id=289345.

7/11/09 - User (Leace) posts a wish for her granddaughter who is facing her third open heart surgery.  The mother is expected to be off for a month to be with the child.  The expected expenses and shortfall is approx. $850.  Thanks to the Walk on Heroes, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Missouri, Mississippi, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Delaware Chapters this wish has been granted in full.

7/12/09 - User (Hampster9) posts a wish for natural cleaning and laundry supplies.  Her child suffers from peanut allergies, asthma, exema, hives, and other breathing conditions.  She is looking for safe natural supplies to use that will be better for her child.  Walk On Heroes contacted Seventh Generation (www.seventhgeneration.com) and they graciously agreed to send the family a care package.  Thank you Seventh Generation!!!

7/16/09 - User (joanmarie1962) posts a wish for assistance with travel expenses.  Her daughter is having removal of a tumor from her kidney in Philadelphia.  Approximate cost is $100.  Walk ON Heroes along with the assistance of the Missouri Chapter has granted this wish in full.

7/17/09 - User (losteyelynn) posts a wish for a new prosthetic eye.  The one she currently has is 25 years old and is uncomfortable and does match her other eye.  CKGAN (Cyndi), Wish Ambassador contacted Silicone Ocular who originally quoted $1900 for this proceudre.  They graciously have offered to do this for $1000.  Walk On Heroes and Missouri Chapter granted this wish in full.  Approximately another $400 will be needed for travel costs. 

7/30/09 - User (deleketala) gave birth to premature twins in December of 2008.  Genevive was born 3lbs. 1 oz. and her sister Lillian 1 lb. 13 oz.  2 weeks later Genevive suddnely got sick and passed away.  The family was unable to afford a tombstone.  Walk On Heroes contacted many companies and Mike's Laser Etching (www.mikeslaseretching.com) is providing the family with a Tombstone Marker that they may customize with whatever lettering, design, and photos they wish.  We hope to have pictures posted at a later date.  Thank you Mike's Laser Etching!!  You are true heroes!







10/16/09 - A 19 year old girl had been dealing with mental health and substance abuse issues, but was beginning on the road to recovery.  She enrolled in community college but two nights before she was suppose to leave she ended up overdosing on methadone.  Four days later this 19 year old girl was buried way too early in life.  The family is not able to afford a grave marker.  Walk On Foundation contacted Affordable Markers and together we were able to provide a proper resting place for this young lady.  Please if you are dealing with substance issues talk to someone TODAY!!





10/19/09 - A lady had been diagnosed with Sleep Apnea and COPD.  She was in need of a Fingertip Pulse Oximeter and an Oxygen Meter.  Walk On Foundation contacted Portable Nebs (www.portablenebs.com) and they have granted this lady a portable pulse ox.  Thank you Portable Nebs.

10/19/09 - A Mifflinburg, PA lady was diagnosed with a brain tumor.  Surgery took place this past week.  The family will incur a lot of time at the hospital.  West End Ambulance Association along with Walk On and other community members worked together on Saturday to raise $200 in donations.  Thank you to the local community for your support of this family.

11/01/09 - A 19 yr. old man is very sick and in a wheelchair.   Due to his health he is in need of Adult Diapers.  These diapers are expensive and the family can not currently afford them.  Walk On Foundation contacted Kimberly-Clark Corporation and they generously donated $21 of coupons to be used towards the diapers.

11/07/09 -  Mifflinburg, PA lady who was diagnozed with a brain tumor passed away on 11/04/09.  Local Ambulance Associations along with Walk On and other community members worked together at Harvey's Food Mart in Hartleton, PA to raise $390 for the family.  Thank you to the local community for your continued support.

11/08/09 - A child has autism and her parents are prepared to begin biomedically.  The most important test they need done is the OATS test (Organic Acid Test), but the test cost $297 and they can not financially afford that.  Walk On Foundation contacted Mr. Clymer of MyMedLab (www.mymedlab.com) concerning this testing.  MyMedLab has agreed to provide the testing for this Pottstown, PA girl.  You can view here wish at this link:  http://www.wishuponahero.com/wishes/?id=425701.  Thank you MyMedLab for your generosity!!



11/10/09 - Juleigh just graduated from high school and was looking forward to attending college this fall in pursuit of her dream of becoming a nurse. However she now faces brain surgery called Decompression Surgery for Chairi Malfromation.  Part of the base of her brain will need to be removed and part of the first couple of vertebra.  Juleigh wishes for a laptop so while in the hospital she can keep in touch with friends and family.  She also plans to utilize this laptop for college courses, even if they have to be taken from her hospital bed.  Walk On Foundation contacted Terry Sloan of Addax Computer in Shelby, North Carolina and he has graciously donated a laptop to Juleigh.  Thank you Addax Computer!!



11/11/09 - A two year old child with Cystic Fibrosis is in need of a portable nebulizer to help with breathing treatments.  Walk On Foundation contacted Ms. Simpson from Clinical Guard (www.clinicalguard.com) who has graciously donated a refurbished pediatric nebulizer for the family.  Thank you Clinical Guard!

11/12/09 - A 5 year old girl with Cerebral Palsy is unable to walk. She is in need of a gait trainer walker  that would show her how to walk.  These walkers cost between $2000 and $3000.  Walk On Foundation contacted Rifton  (www.rifton.com) who graciously has worked with Walk On Foundation to get this little girl the tolls she needs to help her walk.  Thank you RIFTON!!

11/13/09 - A 4 month old baby girl was born with a bilateral complete cleft palate, which basically means she was born without the roof of her mouth.  Because of this she is in need of special feeders.  Walk On Foundation contacted Add A Little Love (www.addalittlelove.com) and Pediatric Medical Solutions who both have generously offered to grant these special feeders to this precious little girl.  Thank you Add A Little Love and Pediatric Medical Solutions!!

11/16/09- A 2 year old boy has Restless Leg Syndrome and Limb Movement Disorder.   This toddler only sleeps 2-3 hours a night in 20-30 minute intervals.  Even with numerous medications no improvements are being noticed.  Parents are wishing to try a homeopathic approach.  They have located a bear that holds an herbal pouch that can contain herbs that will help relax and aid sleep for the boy.  Walk On Foundation contacted Relax with Flax (www.relaxwithflax.com) who has generously donated this aid to the family.  Thank you Relax with Flax!

11/16/09 - A 3 year old girl suffers from Supraventricular Tachycardia and was recently hospitalized in the ICU.   Parents are in need of a pulse oximeter to monitor her heart rate.  Walk On Foundation contacted Clinical Guard (www.clinicalguard.com) and they generously donated this to the family.  Thank you Clinical Guard for your continued support!!

11/21/09 - A 19 year old girl from Sunbury, PA suffers from Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes, and Asthma.  Ashley Spotts is in need of a lung transplant.  Approximate out of pocket costs are $110,000.  Walk On Foundation, Pennsylvania Cystic Fibrosis Inc. (www.pacfi.org) and Kingdom Kidz (www.hiskingdomkidz.org) are workng together to raise the much needed funds.  PACFI started the fund off with $1000.  A fundraiser was held on this date and $645 was brought in from the fundraiser.  Other fundraisers are being planned.

11/27/09 -  A gentleman was diagnosed with Adnocarcenoma Lung Cancer.  He has a hard time sleeping laying down and he sits at the dinner table on a desk chair most of the night.  Hopes are that if he had a recliner, he would be able to get some rest.  11/13/09 the doctors notified him and the family that all they can do is keep him comfortable and in least amount of pain as possible.  Walk On Foundation contacted Wade Young of Turner Furniture who generously donated and delivered the recliner to this gentleman so he may rest easier.  Thank you Turner Furniture!!

12/01/09 - Juleigh is scheduled for brain surgery on 12/09/09.  The family wishes to stay close to her during this time.  Walk On Foundation contacted the Embassy Suites and they generously donated the stay.  Thank You Embassy Suites of Charlotte!!

12/06/09 -  Family from Wilkes Barre, PA recently had a mother and daughter diagnosed with neurofibromatosis also known as Elephant Man Disease.  They have been traveling back and forth from Wilkes Barre to Danville to see a neurologist.  Their daughter has an appointment coming up on 12/11/09.  Walk On Foundation has provided the family with a check for $60 to help with gas and food costs for the day.

12/06/09 - A 19 year old girl from Sunbury PA suffers from Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes, and Asthma and is in need of a lung transplant.  Approximate out of pocket costs are $110,000.  A fundraiser was held on this date with a portion of the proceeds to go to Ashley's Angels Transplant Fund.  $117 was raised for Ashley's Angels.  Thank you to Kingdom Kidz Puppets and PACFI for their continued teamwork!

12/09/09 - A mother is asking for a ventriliqouist doll for her 7 year old autistic son.  He loves watching Jeff Dunham and saw a specific doll he had to have.  Walk On Foundation contacted numerous businesses.  After receiving no responses Walk On Foundation contacted Donna Bridge of Kingdom Kidz Puppet Ministries (www.hiskingdomkidz.org) which is a non profit organization local to Walk On Foundation.  Donna and her team were more than happy to purchase and donate the puppet requested by the mother.  Thank you Kingdom Kidz Puppet Ministries!!!

12/11/09 - A mother of 4 (2 which have severe asthma) is currently at the hospital with her 4 month old child.  She began having severe breathing problems when she was a month old.  She is on breathing treatments every 3 hours.  Her pulsox has dropped to a 71 (out of a 100) and she has currently been diagnosed with RSV and broncholitis and bronchial asthma while the hospital runs test for allergies.  The hospital is suggesting air purifiers in order to help make the home a healther living area for these children.  Walk On Foundation will be providing the family with an EdenPure Whole House Air Purifier.  Here is to healthier breathing....

12/19/09 - A Pennsylvania man, father, husband, has been diagnosed with a brain tumor.  The tumor has been removed and now he needs to go through chemo and radiation.  He is only 44 and doctors would like to treat him aggressively.  However, the insurance company will not pay for the chemo drug he needs ($10000, or $8750 through FamilyMeds) unless the tumor comes back and he is yet another step closer to death.  This is not acceptable.  Wish Upon A Hero Foundation has set up an account and for every $10 donated, they will match it with $20.  Walk On Foundation has went ahead and donated $200, therefore being matched by Wish Upon A Hero Foundation comes to a total donation of $600.  Please check out the wish here if you can help by making a donation:  http://www.wishuponahero.com/wishes/?id=477367


12/22/09 - A local PA woman has been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and low vitamin deficiencies.  For the past 2 1/2 years she has had much trouble walking.  She actually had to retrain herself on taking steps.  Some days are worse than others.  More tests are being done, but in the meantime she is in need of assistance to get from here to there.  Autocrafting (www.autocrafting.com) out of New York heard her story and wanted to meet with her.  The family met with Autocrafting and they have donated a handicapped accessible van to this family.  The family must return next week to receive the vehicle.  The family is having trouble financially.  Walk On Foundation wants to make sure this trip happens.  Walk On Foundation has provided the family with $75 for traveling costs.  Thank you Auto Crafting for your generosity to this family!!!

12/31/09 -  A Paramedic is losing his hearing.  Each time his hearing is evaluated it is worse.  The family realizes that his hearing plays a vital part in his everyday job, and in saving lives.  The family is unable to afford a hearing aid to assist with his duties.  Walk On Foundation contacted Harris Communications who has generously donated an E-scope II Amplified Stethescope to help him while on the job.  Thank you Harris Communications (www.harriscomm.com) for your generosity!


Grants for 2008

Posted by Joshua Richard on July 8, 2011 at 12:20 PM Comments comments (0)

9/18/08 -  User (mywonderfulkids) who has granted 152 wishes posts a wish for help with her water bill.  She has currently been having medical issues with swelling in the brain, optic nerves, and spine.  She has an MRI and Spinal tap scheduled.  She needed to use money she had for medication.  She was without medical insurance.  Her family of 9 needs this water for everyday things.  Her overdue bill amount is $237.89 payable to York Water Company.  (Mywonderfulkids) comes to Walk On Heroes for assistance.  Walk On Heroes was provided proof of this need and made contact with the York Water Company, they told us they could not provide information on particular consumers but gave us some places we could refer to, they also allowed this family to  pay only $165  by 10/3 instead of the $237 originally.  Walk On Heroes made some contacts with other agencies in the York Area and also with some everyday heroes on WUAH.  After some contacts, one WUAH member granted this wish $50, others also joined in and with one last contact made from Walk On Heroes to St. John the Baptist Church in York, PA the final $70 needed was granted.  Her shut off notice was taken care of on 9/30/08, three days before shut off.

9/20/08 - User (momof308) who has granted 11 wishes comes to Walk On Heroes for assistance with food for herself and her 3 kids.  Hurricane Ike caused severe winds in Ohio causing widespread electric outages.  This caused all their food to be wasted.  They did apply for emergency assistance but were told it could take up to 2 weeks before they would know anything and there were literally thousands of applications. Walk On Heroes sent her a $50 Kroger Gift Card and other members assisted. 

10/3/08 - User (Romany) who has granted 9 wishes came to Walk On Heroes for assistance.  (Romany) and her family of 8 had been homeless for approx. a year.  They have now found a place to call "home" however do not have beds, furniture, kitchenware, food, and toiletries.  They have been using what income they do have on rent and utilities.  This user has been verified and Walk On Heroes Program supplied the family with a $50 gift card, as did another WUAH member. 

10/19/08 - User (emmasgrammy) who has granted 216 wishes came to Walk On Heroes for assistance with gas and food to get her through until the end of the month.  Both parents had numerous medical appts. they needed to attend, their daughter has recently been hospitalized and financial burdens have been piling on them.  Their needs were verified and Walk On Heroes Program supplied the family with a $20 Sheetz Gas Card, which Wish Upon A Hero Foundation matched, therefore presenting her with $40 Sheetz Gas Card.  Walk On Heroes will also present her with some food care packages.

11/5/08 - User (staciedawn84) who has granted 32 wishes came to Walk On Heroes for assistance with medical and basic necessity costs.  Her 1 year old and 4 year old are both fignting a virus and her husband has been suffering from poison. Walk On Heroes realizes how expensive medications, Pediasure, and other necessities can cost.  One hero donated $10 to this user, and Walk On Heroes added a $15 donation. 

11/17/08 - Featured wish is of user (Smallmedium) who has granted 64 wishes.  She is having reactions to cleaners such as trouble breathing, irritated skin, and a numbed tongue.  She is asking for help with natural cleaners.  Walk On Heroes contacted a company and they have generously offered to help by sending her a care package. 

11/21/08 - User (Kryzdan) who has granted 14 wishes came to Walk On Heroes for assistance with utility bills.  Her family has just taken in one of their friends and their family, therefore causing a strain on houshold costs.  She has 3 kids, one who has some health problems.  All documentation was gathered and Walk On was able to assist this family in preventing shut off of their electric. 

11/24/08 - User (Bam1305) who has granted 2 wishes came to Walk On Heroes needing assistance.  (Bam1305) is a 19 year old female with two children, her oldest being 5 and the result of an assault.  (FIRST LET ME SAY HOW PROUD WE ARE OF THIS YOUNG FEMALE FOR TAKING RESPONSIBILITY AND RAISING HER CHILDREN AT A YOUNG AGE.)  She is currently married and is attending college.  In May, she was diagnosed with a heart condition that left her without a job, and now trying for disability.  Her husband does work but his hours have been getting cut.  They came to Wish Upon A Hero looking for help with their water, electric and rent.  They have been provided help with their water, and Walk On Heroes has provided them with $75 towards their electric.  This young family is in need of so much more, if you are able to help this family please email me at joshua_richard@wishuponahero.com . 

11/27/08 - User (KittyBum22) came to Walk On Heroes because there mortgage had recently increased and this left her choosing between paying the mortgage or purchasing some personal need items for her and her family.  She has 3 children whom she needs deoderant, toothpaste, toiletries, etc. for.  Walk On Heroes received supporting documents and granted this user $20 gift card to Wal Mart.

11/30/08 - User (smd03411) who has granted 66 wishes came to Walk On Heroes for assistance with her phone bill.  Her husband had Emergency surgery and has been out of work since mid October. There are 4 children in the home, including one who has special needs.   All documentation was obtained and Walk On felt it was necessary for their phone to remain on for emergency purposes.  Walk On Heroes paid the company directly to help prevent an immediate disconnect.

12/3/08 - User (libby) who has granted 34 wishes came to Walk On Heroes for assistance with her phone bill.  It was due for shut off on this date.  She is a single mother of 1 child with medical issues and another child on the way.  There are numerous medical related calls that are placed.  All documentation was obtained and walk on felt it was necessary to maintain at least her basic phone plan.  Action was taken to keep this from being shut off today.

12/3/08 - User (jaleese) who has granted 16 wishes posted a "wish" on Wish Upon A Hero for help with some food.  Walk On Heroes contacted 5 local Angel Food Ministries and Christ Weslyan Church Angel Food Ministries Program in Milton, PA (www.cwcmilton.org) is providing this family with the needed food.  Thank you Christ Weslyan!! 

12/7/08 - Walk On Heroes & Wish Upon A Hero Foundation granted 2 wishes live on WISH TV.  First wish is user (jkneelee) who has granted 6 wishes.  Her 20 month son weighs almost 40 lbs.  He suffers from pharyngeal dysphasia. Which means he can't swallow or manage his own secretions and is fed through a tube in his belly.  His mom is wishing for a bath chair that costs $199.00.  Walk On Heroes thanks to an online raffle has been able to grant this wish fully. This user was also granted $25 to pay it forward to another wish.

12/7/08 - Second wish is user (rhondaking82) who has granted 1 wish.  Her son's ear was bitten off by a dog last year.  He needs new glasses (rec glasses) because of the missing ear.  The cost of these glasses are $215.  Thanks to proceeds from an online raffle Walk On was able to grant this wish fully.

12/14/08 - Walk On Heroes & Wish Upon A Hero Foundation granted a wish live on WISH TV.  User (mommyjill) has 3 year old twins who have outgrown their baby seats.  Due to her being off on maternity leave she is unable to afford new seats for her twins.  Walk On Heroes felt these seats were not only a necessity, but a safety issue therefore her wish for new seats were granted. 

12/21/08- Walk On Heroes & Wish Upon A Hero Foundation granted a wish live on WISH TV.  User (Jess2Tood) has two children.  Her, her fiancee and their children were walking home one night when her fiancee was struck by a car, the lady fled and was later arrested.  Because Jess and Todd were not married, and has seperate legal addresses, she does not receive any form of compensation to help care for her family.  Todd, remains in a vegetative state in a nursing home, unsure of what the outcoo me will be.  This family needs many prayers.  Many heroes came together and helped provide this family with gift cards, toys, etc.  Walk On Heroes held a Christmas Extravaganza and dedicated 1/2 of the proceeds to this family.  On 12/21/08 we were able to provide her with $250 to help alleviate bills.  Thank you to all who came out to the Christmas Extravagana and the many volunteers who helped us that evening.

12/24/08 - User (ilovemywifejenn) who has granted 145 wishes came to Walk On Heroes asking for assistance with groceries for her family of 5, and one on the way.  Her husband has been decreased in hours until the new year, and she is currently on bed rest due to her pregnancy.  Walk On granted her a $ 75 gift card to Walmart to help with groceries.

12/28/08 - Walk On Heroes & Wish Upon A Hero Foundation granted a wish live on WISH TV.  User (savingkaelyn) has a three year old autistic daughter named Kaelyn.  They have been working with a Defeat Autism Now doctor.  Many tests have been ordered and covered by their insurance however the Toxic Metal Hair test is not covered by their insurance.  To get the results of this test it will cost $135 and is done by  Great Plains Labs.  Walk On Heroes has granted this families wish by paying for the results of this testing.



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