Thank you for brightening children's lives in 2010
This past year, our wish children experienced incredible dreams come true — professional room makeovers, meetings with cherished sports heroes, tropical family getaways, and so much more. Each wish is as unique as our wish children themselves. For wish child Tyler, a family trip to Walt Disney World for his 10th birthday was the perfect wish!
Tyler’s dream vacation was not only a weeklong birthday party, but also a celebration of his successful completion of 25 months of chemotherapy. In August, Tyler, his brother and his parents were whisked away to sunny Florida where his parents said the only real concern was "whether we had eaten too much ice cream." This was a drastic difference from the challenges the family faced since Tyler's diagnosis of a form of leukemia.
A trip to Orlando's exciting parks gave Tyler plenty of time on lightning-fast roller coasters, many of which he rode more than once! This thrill-seeker also explored splash-filled rides at SeaWorld and the speedy “Incredible Hulk” coaster at Universal Studios. On Tyler’s dream trip, he and his family experienced carefree quality time together to relax, have fun and celebrate two important milestones — at one extraordinary place!
The magic of a wish creates unforgettable memories for an entire family and re-energizes courageous children like Tyler. In 2011, the Foundation will work to serve over 400 children — another step toward the ultimate goal of reaching all medically eligible children.
Photos: Tyler (center, right) celebrated the end of his chemotherapy and his 10th birthday with his family at the Magic Kingdom (above); Tyler and his brother enjoyed plenty of sweet treats at their resort, Give Kids The World Village (below).