2019 Thank You to all our 10th Anniversary Celebration Sponsors, Donors, and Basket Donations

I want to thank everyone for being a part of this amazing journey that started in 2009. A Mother’s Wish, (AMW) was created by a small group of my friends that wanted to support me and my son Thomas,  who was thirteen at the time of his diagnosis with Crohn’s Disease. The truth is that he really started having the pain and problems from the Disease when he was just three years old. Over the last 10 years,  more Mothers with children dealing with Crohn’s disease have joined AMW. We all started out as strangers fighting the same fight. Now we have become family. We cry with each other, check up on each other, and laugh together. The work we are doing is hard, really hard. We are all too busy to be doing this work. However, we are not willing to stand by and watch our children suffer without doing our very best to be part of the solution. A Mother’s Wish is the most rewarding work I have ever done!

Here is what we have been up to this past year, without all of you, none of this would be possible:

We have been sending C.O.P.E.S bags to families which provide them with items needed to help them manage the disease in their day to day activities.

We have joined CHOP in their Microbiome research and pledged $25K to help get answers and cures for our children.

We have joined University of Pennsylvania with Dr. Gary Wu in their Microbiome research and pledged $25K  to get answers and cures for our children when they become adults.

We sent 25 scholarships to CCFA’s Camp Oasis which allowed children with Crohn’s to have a safe place to be a kid and go to a camp they otherwise could never attend.

We continue to be a place where people call us for support, listen to their trials and tribulations, concerns, and heart breaking stories.

Our own Heather Wickersham took on the very first annual AMW walk and was able to bring over 500 people to this event. We are so proud of all our Mom’s and the families and friends that make all of these amazing successes possible!

A Mother’s Wish would like to recognize our 2019 Event Sponsors. Thank you for your generous contributions!

Corporate support is critical to the success of A Mother’s Wish. This high visibility event is expected to draw hundreds of attendees, garner media presence, and offer sponsoring companies great exposure to our area’s business community




Golden Jubilee:

Preston Elliot From WMMR

Matthew and Donna Trotter


Silver Jubilee:

Sterling Drive Ventures & The Rodon Group, Michael & Ellen Araten

10th Anniversary:

Doreen O’Neill

Lee and Jenn Rubin

Dana Santangelo  Germantown Title Company

Cindi Diccianni Diccianni Financial Group, Inc.

Windmill Foundation, Susan and Richard Tressider

JDB Service Group Joe & Ellen Staerk

Lorenzo and Sons Pizza


5th Anniversary:


Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation

Budget Store and Lock Self Storage


Donations From our local Vendors and friends for our Baskets:

Conshohocken Brewing Company

La Belle Epoque

Anthony’s Pizza

Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar

Redstone American Grill, Michael Musselman

Turkey Hill Experience

Kids First Swim Schools

Vinnie’s Place

Tom’s Dim Sum Mania


Pinocchio’s Restaurant and Beer Garden

Detweiler Laser & Aesthetic Center, Jill Basile

La Mirage’ Salon

Simply Be Well

Food Babe

Skippack Acupunture

WMMR, Preston Elliot

Dunkin Donuts

Steven Singer

Revivalist Botanical Gin

Olce Pizza Grille

MetaMorFit, Jeffrey Wiskersham

Sweet Aloha

Pure Balanced Wellness

The Wilson Family

Reading Phillies

Massage Professionals, LLC

B Ross

Unsolved Case Files

Chorus Photography

Helium Comedy Club

Parx Casino

Valley Forge Casino

Longwood Gardens

Philadelphia Museum of Art

West Chester Country Club

Hot Heads-George Sioma

Amelia Paris

Philadelphia Flyers

Philadelphia Eagles Pro Shop

Stateside Urbancraft Vodka

Beam Suntory

Bill and Peggy Campbell

Happy Place

Melissa Marie Yoga

Crayola Experience

Brian and Mary Staerk

Mari Gates

Chorus Photography

Helium Comedy Club

Mission BBQ


Francesco & Giovanni Salon-Sue MacNeal

Aim High

Tasco’s Italian Restaurant

Williams & Co

SPF Tanning

European Wax


Yoga Home

Barre 3

ChaddsFord Winery

Ron Jaworski Golf

World Wide Stereo

Clean Juice


Asher’s Chocolate Co.

Currie Day Spa

Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack

Philadelphia 76ers

Boardroom Spirits

Robert Irvine’s FitCrunch

Learning Express- Blue Bell PA

Prive’ Salons

Philly Word Art

South Fellini

Michael & Simona Fabiano



Generous Donations From Our Friends:

Doug and Kate Marshall

Kaushika Kansara

Julie Anderson

Amy Bellaire

Nina Wickersham

Paul Wickersham

Megan Dick

Patricia MacCorkle

Pina Tete

Barbara Jones

Stephanie Parker

Jane Karas

Kathleen Fiorentino

Cornelius Gallagher

Pat & Lawrence Ratcliffe

Elizabeth Lendrum

Robert Maxwell

Jennifer Akers

Jeffrey Biberman

Sig Mikula

Heidi Geist

Dorothea DiGiovanni

John Bearoff

Cindy Shaw

Carla Surman

Ruby Holmes

Christine Yawe

Edward Sacco

Joe Riley

Nancy Baker

Brian Varley

Cynthia Wadsworth

Nicole Kline

Susan DeGeare

Douglas Walsh

Verna J De Geare

Chris Allerton

Dave Sauberbaum

A Brockway Myers

Edward Baker

Jeannette and Bill Mulcahy generously added AMW in lieu of Wedding Gifts

Donna Gallagher , Springton Tennis

Barbara Jones

Meredith Neckermann

Tom Markley

Beth and Spiros Angelos

Jacqueline and Michael Morrill

Michael Romero

Tara Kieffer

Fabio Mezzogori and Desiree Motta

Frame Station Gallery

Catherine McCarty

Judi Fennell

The Kelly Family

Sandy Friedman

Kirk and Corinne Kumfert

J.M. Vargo

Sharon Paff

Angela Stong

Wells Fargo-Your Cause

Jennifer & Brian Katits

Harry & Charlene Greco, Jr

Trish Confer

Kahn Jekarl

Kathryn Head

Lloyd & Jeanne Raport

Wendy Boyd

Keller Williams-Stephanie Parker

Kathryn Head

Emma Collina



Jeannette Mulcahy-CPA

Neil Suhre-Photographer

Preston Eliott-Emcee

Marie Bialek

Tim Riley

Richard $ Caryl Raport-Party Co

Off The Wall-Richard Godshall

Matthew Adorno-Produce Junction



Sarah Hedley

Emily Zerr

Bridget Dombrowski

Brennan Kelly

Pearse Kelly

Stephanie Parker

Rob Berkibile

Neil Suhre

Brennan Kelly

Melissa Culp

Christina Prinzivalli

Pearse Kelly

Michelle MacKenzie
Tim Riley