Seven-year-old Annabelle was born with spina bifida, a neural tube defect that occurs when the spinal column fails to close completely before birth. Annabelle has extreme difficulty with her mobility and needs legs braces and a wheelchair for distance. In addition, Annabelle has hydrocephalus which causes fluid to build up around her brain. To drain this fluid, Annabelle has had numerous shunt surgeries. She has been in and out of the hospital much of her young life.
On Annabelle’s special wish trip to Florida, she took full advantage of everything on her busy itinerary. She hit just about every park she could get to during her visit including MGM Studios, Epcot, the Animal Kingdom and of course the Magic Kingdom. It was an experience this brave little girl will never forget!