November 17, 2012
We had an absolutely amazing experience for my daughter's wish! We were originally scheduled for a trip to Disneyland/Knott's Berry/Universal Studios in March, but then my daughter got really sick and had to be hospitalized unexpectedly. We were due to leave on a Monday morning, but had to call on the previous Thursday to say that she was just too sick and wouldn't be able to leave as planned. I honestly wasn't sure how it would all play out, since so many plans had been put in place and now canceled at the last minute. But Make A Wish was so awesome!!! They were very understanding and reassuring that the wish would still be waiting and every bit as wonderful then as it was planned for. And indeed it was! We ended up going two months later (we chose our reschedule date), and it was absolutely worth the wait in every way!! Not only was my daughter in much better health to fully enjoy the trip, the weather was better than it would have been during our original dates! And the trip itself...this was our very first family vacation EVER, and it was such a blessing to not have to worry about anything, especially expenses!! Everything was completely paid for, down to the smallest detail. The accomadations were fantastic as well!!! And I must add that although my oldest daughter was the "Wish Kid", my youngest daughter is affected by autism, and we were very pleased that her special needs were taken into consideration as well. I just can't say enough how great our experience was (starting with the limo to the airport and special recognition from the pilots!) and we just love and are so grateful for the Make A Wish Foundation for giving my daughter (all of us really) that much needed break!!!
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