Jim Wasley Blog Entries

Khamari's Wizards Smile

Khamari's Wizards Smile

Author: Jim Wasley   |  Published: May 10, 2017

Khamari is a 10 year old boy from Garner, NC. He has been battling a brain tumor for the last eight months. Sadly, Khamari and his family were told that he only had weeks to live. Khamari asked to go to Washington DC to sightsee and attend a Washington Wizards basketball game.

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Jesus's Raleigh Museum Smile

Jesus's Raleigh Museum Smile

Author: Terri Wasley   |  Published: April 14, 2017

Jesus is a 10 year old boy from Greenville. Jesus battles Usher Syndrome, an extremely rare disease that leaves people hearing and visually impaired. Jesus has lives with being hearing impaired for most of his life however, he just recently started to lose his sight. Doctors fear that most of his sight will be lost in a short time frame.

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Jaylin's iPad Smile

Jaylin's iPad Smile

Author: Jim Wasley   |  Published: March 24, 2017

Jaylin is a 3 year old sweetheart from Mebane. Jaylin battles Hurler Syndrome which makes her have multiple physical challenges as well as being non-verbal. She received a stem cell cord blood transplant at Duke in 2014. Her family moved to North Carolina from West Virginia so they could be closer to her Doctors at Duke.

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Dustin's Puppy

Dustin's Puppy

Author: Terri Wasley   |  Published: February 14, 2017

Dustin is a young man from Fredericksburg, VA who is treated at Duke Medical Center for a condition called severe anaplastic anemia. The condition depletes Dustin of all three types of blood cells and frequently leads to a shortened life. Dustin underwent a bone marrow transplant in July of 2015.

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Bryce's Myrtle Beach Trip

Bryce's Myrtle Beach Trip

Author: Jim Wasley   |  Published: January 1, 2017

Bryce is a 10 year old boy from Raleigh that lives with a rare form of epilepsy called ESES. Bryce was diagnosed three years ago. He battles 15 seizures a day which occur when he eats and sleeps. As you can imagine, Bryce has had it so hard and was in need of a “smile.”

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Reagan's Smile

Reagan's Smile

Author: Phillip Passey   |  Published: July 11, 2016

Reagan Blake Passey, was such a thoughtful boy who was always putting others before himself. Being the 9th child out of 11, Reagan was always the first one at the door to greet you when you came to visit. 

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