Wish Stories

20 years

Below are some of our lasting memories…

Tuf Cooper Grants ShyAnn’s Wish

Tuf Cooper was born to rope calves. But the five-time NFR qualifier and world champion tie-down roper has a soft side too. Recently at The American, Tuf Cooper sat down with our normally quite bashful wish kid, ShyAnn and got … Continue reading

Emily Crews at the 2014 NCHA Futurity

Please keep Emily in your prayers/thoughts as she undergoes brain surgery at MD Anderson. Emily, 17, got a standing ovation at the 2014 NCHA Futurity when she showed a cutting horse for the first time. After being diagnosed with brain … Continue reading

Chancey with Susie McEntire

2012 Wish Story: Chancey M., Oklahoma

Chancey Miller is the quintessential example of what a fighting spirit truly is! On February 10, 2011, Chancey was in a single-vehicle rollover near Stillwater, OK; suffering a C3-C4 injury. Originally, her family was told that she would be completely … Continue reading

Tallen with World Champion Bareback Rider Will Lowe

2012 Wish Story: Tallen S., Arizona

On June 29, 2010, when Tallen was only 5 years old, he was severely injured when a horse he was leading for his father, spooked and drug Tallen approximately 20 yards. Tallen was airlifted to University Medical Center in Tucson, … Continue reading


2010 Wish Story: Emma, Midwest Branch

Since 1994, this award-winning program has had the pleasure of turning dreams into lasting memories for these inspiring kids. The common thread we find with most Western Wishes kids is that they possess a fierce competitive spirit. Focusing on their … Continue reading

Tacey R.

2009 Wish Story: Tacey R., Texas

When You Wish Upon a Star meets How the West Was Won Tacey R. dreamed of attending the National Finals Rodeo and the Miss Rodeo America Pageant in Las Vegas. With the help of Western Wishes, Wrangler, the Miss Rodeo … Continue reading