Thursday, August 19, 2010

Make A Wish

WOW! Is all I can say….Make A Wish is an unbelievable organization. When we first learned of Katy’s special heart, it was brought to our attention that Kate would be eligible to have a wish granted.

Mike and I both agreed that although she may medically qualify, we would not be accepting a wish. Because at the time Katy was so healthy and we felt so blessed, that we didn’t want to take a wish from a more deserving child.

Obviously, a lot has changed since then. (Oh, how I wish we could go back to those days. I was so naive, I thought that we were so lucky…. little did I know. )

Anyway, since all that has changed and Katy has been through so very much. More than any child should have to endure, and more than most adults will ever go through. We decided that Katy deserved to be treated like the princess she is and asked Make A Wish to consider Katy’s wish to go to Disney.

Make A Wish contacted Katy’s team to confirm that she was well enough to travel, and then sent two volunteers out to meet us, and fill out all the paper work.

They arrived with gifts for both Katy and Patrick.

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The volunteers were very impressed with Katy’s Disney knowledge.

So as long as Katy stays healthy and a heart doesn’t arrive before then, we along with Katy’s Fairy God Mother, Auntie Corinne will be leaving on a jet plane to Disney World in the fall. AMAZING! As Katy would say “We are going to Mickey’s House!!!! I am SOOOO EXCITED” In her cutest, most excited little voice.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good news! So happy for you all. Love, Erin

Beth said...

Awesome news! Do you know when in the fall? We'll be there at the end of September!

Amiee said...

Last week in September or the middle of Oct. We don't know when yet...still waiting to hear back!

Kerry Leary said...

I'm so happy for you. I hope you have a great time!

Danielle said...

This made me tear up! I'm so happy that your little girl is going to get her wish!

Kristi Vega said...

SUPER excited for Katy! Brought back such a flood of memories for me! It was this time last year (Aug 3 to be exact) Gabriella made the very same wish... and we are STILL pending the wish trip!

I hope you have have an amazing time! Will they make her status 7 when you leave? (inactive)

McKay Family said...

That's great! If all goes well with the travels, we would love to meet you in Orlando [my hometown]. We already have plans to be there the same week as Beth.