In October of 2015. . .
We had a once-in-a-lifetime visit to Disneyland provided by Make a Wish. Littlest had been referred to Make a Wish after his terminal diagnosis in 2014, and we were able to plan the trip for the fall when the weather wasn’t quite so warm. Make a Wish spoiled us completely, with a hotel stay at Paradise Pier, all meals covered, a visit to Knott’s Berry Farm for our third day, dinner at Medieval Times on our first day, and a special MAW specific room IN DISNEYLAND where Littlest could have his feeds and get some rest. It was truly magical, and MAW+Disney means you get to experience the Happiest Place on Earth in a truly amazing way. I’ve made two galleries, one for the professional pictures, the other for our snapshots (many of which were captured by the kids).
The beauty of Make a Wish is that it gives the whole family a little bit of a break from reality. We really didn’t know what to expect back in 2015, we still don’t know what to expect NOW, but Make a Wish allowed us to live like a “normal” family without all the worry that comes with a difficult medical diagnosis… and going to a theme park with a child who has major medical involvement isn’t easy, but Disney and MAW made it SO much less hassle.