Today is World Wish Day for Make-A-Wish. The Dancing Queen is in the process of having her wish come true.
Disney World so she can meeting Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, Daisy, Lightening, Sally, Mater, Buzz, and Woody. She also wished to go to Sea World because Elmo hangs out there when in Florida. Officially, the wish is to stay at Give Kids the World Village and go to various Orlando attractions.
As of two weeks ago, the Dancing Queen's wish was officially granted and is being planned. A local company adopted her wish (will pay for all of it) and there is a bike team started in her honor. They will bike 300 miles in DQ's name this summer, raising money for Make-A-Wish of Michigan.
We will go in December. DQ and TRex are beyond excited. DQ has never had a real vacation and TRex doesn't remember the only one he has taken at 10 months old, before DQ's diagnosis. We traveled last summer, but I don't think spending half of the time in the hospital really counts, even if you stay in a hotel, ride a plane, and go to the ocean.
Make-A-Wish is an absolutely wonderful organization that has made my daughter light up more than I thought possible just from the thought of meeting Mickey and Elmo. It is a bright spot in what is normally not a lot of fun. The anticipation is amazing, so I can't imagine how exciting the actual event will be.
So, in honor of World Wish Day, I am publicly thanking Make-A-Wish, Make-A-Wish of Michigan, all of the volunteers and employees of Make-A-Wish and Make-A-Wish of Michigan, all of the generous donors, and all of the Wish Families before us. I am humbled by the outpouring of love for my family and overjoyed from seeing smiles on the faces of my babies.
I can't say enough good things about this wonderful organization. Thank you.