This year, we are serving as wish ambassadors so we can raise funds for children like Asher to receive their biggest wish. As ambassadors, we are showing our deepest appreciation and seeking to “pay it forward” for the most incredible trip gifted to Asher last year.
The first time he saw a character (which happened to be Mickey and the gang on our first morning there at a chance reservation at Tusker House), his excitement brought me to ugly tears. We didn’t even make it to our table before he was jumping and screeching for joy, and I was a hot mess. The hostess hugged me and told me she would never forget his enthusiasm. She even came back with a little toy for him at the end of our breakfast. The mom at the table next to us had to explain happy tears to her young girls who couldn’t understand why I was crying! Asher met Mickey at least 5 times and Pooh 3 times, and his excitement never dwindled!
The entire trip was filled with pure magic. From being paraded through Animal Kingdom by the characters coming off of their break to his own private wand selection at Olivander’s wand shop to riding every carousel and spinning ride to his little heart’s content. We didn’t come across one person at GKTW who wasn’t sporting the biggest smile and most helpful attitude.
We almost didn’t apply to Make-A-Wish simply because we know many families are in situations that are much worse than ours. But now I see what everyone is talking about. This isn’t an experience that could ever be replicated, and it was 100% about Asher, our little warrior. I couldn’t have imagined or asked for anything more. One year later, Asher talks about his friends in Florida and pretends to ride each ride every single day!
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Make-A-Wish helps grant wishes for children with critical illnesses. No matter the circumstances, every child deserves a childhood. Life-changing wishes wouldn't happen without the power of donors like you. Your support gives children much-needed hope for brighter days ahead.
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