At the age of three, Olivia was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. This is a rapidly progressive cancer of the bone cells in which underdeveloped white blood cells flood the bone marrow and crowd out all of the normal cells. These malignant cells then spread to other organs, causing much damage to the body. In order to shrink the affected cancerous areas in her body, Olivia must endure chemotherapy once a month, which is tough for an adult, let alone a four year old. She is also on a daily medication regimen to regulate her condition.
Olivia and her family visited Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the Magic Kingdom again, much to Olivia’s glee. It was there that the little princess met her favorite famous princesses (she especially loved meeting her favorite, Princess Ariel) and became enchanted with Disney’s live stage shows. Her parents even took her to visit the Bibbdi Bobbidi Boutique, where she was pampered like the princess she knows she is. For Olivia, the fun didn’t end.
Even the dinners were magical for the little girl and her family! At Fulton’s Crab House in Downtown Disney, Olivia was greeted as though she were a celebrity and even had her very own private table complete with pink tablecloth, glitter and Little Mermaid gift basket! The waiter even regaled Princess Olivia with magic tricks the entire evening and to top it off, the food was awe-inspiringly fantastic. She truly had a magical time in Florida.