Alex’s Wish to visit Disney World, March 2007
Alex was eight years old when his Disney wish came true thanks to BNI and the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Eastern Ontario. As soon as Alex got the call that he was headed to Disney to see his favorite characters, his Mom started seeing a positive change in his outlook. The wish experience brings hope, joy and strength to children with life-threatening illnesses.
Back home, Alex had an opportunity to show his class mates the video of Give Kids the World, the village in which the family stayed while in Orlando. Prior to this trip Alex was very uncomfortable talking about his heart condition with his peers. Now the trip is all he talks about and indirectly it leads to a brief mention of his heart condition. This is wonderful because he no longer feels the burden that he has to keep his condition a secret. The wish was not only liberating for the entire family but helped create life long memories that all will cherish.
Read Alex's story which was featured in an article in a Cornwall newspaper.
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