Dakota is a happy 5-year-old with a passion for Disney movies, especially Toy Story and Cars. He also likes watching WWE wrestling and always cheers for John Cena. Dakota enjoys reading, playing on his swing set, and painting.
Dakota was born with a hole in his diaphragm and he was immediately hooked up to an ECMO machine to help oxygen flow through his lungs and heart. He was then diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension, which is an abnormally high blood pressure in the lungs. This condition causes the right side of the heart to work harder to pump oxygenated blood. Dakota spent his first nine months in the hospital and the first three years of his life reliant on a ventilator and a trach tube, although he is now off of both. Dakota also suffers from a condition called sensory processing disorder, in which sensory signals sent to the brain do not receive the correct response from certain parts of the brain.
For his wish, Dakota enjoyed the magic of Walt Disney World with his family. He had a wonderful time getting to know his favorite characters and watching the colorful parades and shows. Dakota’s wish was a real dream-come-true!
Wish Type: Theme Parks