disneyland Make-a-Wish Trip

two days at the happiest place on earth
Living Open Handed


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.





One of the perks of Make a Wish was that they paid for all of the copies of the images that the cast members took at Disneyland. No more disappearing mom!

Hundred Acre Wood

Nothing like seeing Pooh in his native habitat. Minus the honey.

Elsa and Anna

Seeing the Queen of Arendale was an event in and of itself. She and Anna gave us a private audience for much longer than usual, and they gifted Littlest with a signed book.

Dining at Disney

Character meals, where kids get distracted seeing the characters so they barely manage to eat a full meal.

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