At birth, Timothy was diagnosed with Duane-radial ray syndrome. This condition affects the eyes and causes abnormalities in the bones of the hands and arms. People who suffer from this can also be affected by improper nerve development, gene mutations, heart and kidney defects and other issues; as Timothy grew, his doctors became aware that he suffered from other conditions related to Duane-radial ray syndrome. So far, Timothy has undergone 19 surgeries and over 20 other procedures, including placing tubes in his ears, corrective surgery for club feet, palate reconstruction, and nasal surgery. He has endured thousands of hours various therapies almost since his birth and he must wear orthotic supports for his calves, ankles, and feet.
For his wish, little Timothy wanted to spend some quality time with his family at Disney World and all of the other magical theme parks in Orlando, Florida. Kids Wish Network arranged for an all expenses paid vacation that included tickets to whichever theme parks that Timmy wanted to visit.
According to his mother, Amy, Timmy was excited when he learned his wish was going to be granted: “He was so excited. He was clapping and smiling and giving the thumbs up, which is his signature move!”
During the wish, Timmy and his family visited Universal Studios, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and the Magic Kingdom. They rode every ride they wanted and watched every show and parade they passed.
The magic of Timmy’s wish extended even into the hotel and their meals every evening, with VIP treatment and extra care. For Timmy and his whole family, the wish was a dream-come-true.
“Timmy was happy the entire time,” said Amy. “I want to say thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. My boy has gone through so many hours of therapy, surgeries, doctor’s appointments, you name it. And for there to be five days of pure joy for him and for my family, it means so much to us. Thank you so much for doing this and helping make dreams come true for my family and for all the families you come in contact with.”
Wish Type: Theme Parks