We can’t thank you enough for making our daughter, Emily’s, wish come true. This past year has been so difficult for her and our entire family. Holding onto the dream of being able to go to Disney once she was done with her treatments helped keep her going, and finally being healthy enough to actually go there was a dream come true. We will never forget all the wonderful memories we made together there and at Give Kids the World, and we will never be able to to thank you enough for helping make that happen. Thank you!
The Webb Family
Rachel, Daniel, Sean, and Emily
“It was so nice to spend time together. We had so much fun!!! Thank you for everything! We loved Give Kids The World and the kids ate ice cream everyday. They rode the carousel everyday too, everyone was so sweet!” – Mason’s Mom
The Give Kids the World Village is open and ready to help make wishes come true!
Elizabeth and her family were one of the first families back at the village. Spring break week at Give Kids the World Village was full of many such firsts for the family since the pandemic: the first time staying at a resort, the first time going out to dinner and sitting down to order off a menu, the first time at the theme parks. Every day ended with an explosion of fireworks—actual ones—thundering and crackling in the night sky.
Elizabeth loved it all: the pool, the popcorn, the medieval times party where she was given a crown. The first thing the family did was go to their villa. The kids’ room was so big, and there was a huge bathroom with little soaps that smelled like strawberries and ice cream. The family also visited the Castle of Miracles where Elizabeth got her star to add to the wall like all the wish children who came before her. The week at the village gave Elizabeth and her siblings a chance to play and relax in a safe environment.
Adaptive bikes allow children of all ranges of illnesses to have the joy and freedom of their very own bike. Zunriah, like many wish children, has had a hard time with the isolation that has come from staying safe during the pandemic. She wished for an adaptive bike so she could explore the neighborhood safely along with her siblings and have the freedom and independence of having her own bike.
When her bike arrived, it was a dream come true. You can tell by the look of excitement on her face!
Wishes for Kids serves children 2-18 in the Central Florida area fighting a life-threatening illness. For more information about our Wish Program, please click the button below or contact Tezmon Williams, Wish Program Director at email@example.com.
I cannot say thank you enough for this. When we were at the Give Kids the World Village getting orientated and given all the“stuff” it was hard not to cry. We were blown away with what we received last week. We would never be able to do anything like that again! What a blessing. “
Aidan’s wish was for the Disney Halloween Cruise. He was determines to meet “Jack” from the “Nightmare before Christmas”. His mom described the trip as nothing less than magical. “It was fantastic! Aidan had an amazing time,” his mom wrote. During the cruise, Aidan got the royal treatment from the ship’s crew. He played in the ship’s Youth Activities spaces and spent time enjoying all the amenities on-board. The real magic happened when Aidan had a private meeting with Jack, Mickey Mouse and friends. With autograph book in hand, he got every Disney character’s signature and plenty of hugs. Aidan is very proud that he could give his family such a memorable, once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Terryana’s wish for a shopping spree at the Florida Mall was a success. Shopping from the minute the doors opened and picking out items like a professional Terryana made the most of her day. What made the day even more special was tjhe fact she was just released from the hospital after 8 days of treatment. Making this wish exactly what the doctor ordered – a fun shopping celebration!