"The most fantastic magical things can happen, and it all starts with a wish" - Pinocchio
At 6 months old Kayden was diagnosed with grade C Retinoblastoma, a rare form of cancer in his eye. Life changed quickly, all with in 1 week Kayden went under anesthesia 3 times, had a port placed and started chemo. If our regal days didn't involve a drive to Los Angeles, for chemo and laser treatments it was full of visits from home care nurses for pokes and blood draws. I never thought our kitchen table would be turned in to a place for medical exams.
We have had our share of harder days but Kayden always remains our wild, happy boy.
2 years after diagnosis we got a call from Make A Wish, Kayden had been nominated. We were assigned two wonderful wish granters who came to play with Kayden and learn all about him. He was only 2 and a half at the time of his interview but he was very vocal about his favorite things, and one of those favorites was no secret, Mickey Mouse! Kayden wished to go to Disney World!
To me, It was so surreal that our family was getting this experience.
We have always been very cautious to make sure Kayden has had as much as a normal life as possible, but this trip was far from normal in all of the best ways. Kayden was able to submerse himself in the enjoyment of getting spoiled! Every night as I went to bed, seeing him snuggled with a new stuffed animal I couldn't help but tear up.
The trip was filled with so many memories we still talk about.
Make a Wish went above and beyond for our family, and for all families.
The Power of ONE Wish.
The Power of ONE Another.
Together, we can change lives.
I believe in the power of a wish.
ONE wish is more than just a nice thing or a quick moment in time. The wish experience sparks imagination and inspires children to consider limitless possibilities. The result – a lifelong, lasting impact on the wish child, their family and all those involved.
Will you join me? Join me in making these wishes come true!
We invite you to become ONE with us and help more kids experience the life-changing power of a wish.
How can you help?
Simply donate $1, $10, $100 $1,000 (or more!) The power of any gift, it’s that simple! And you can help bring much needed hope, strength and joy to our wish children and their families.
Every little bit helps in making sure more wishes come true this year.
With the power of ONE another - Together, we can change lives.
If you would like to read more on Kayden's story you can here,
Thank you for your support!
The Yount Family