“The entire experience was great, everyone involved was fantastic.”
At 8 months of age, Ella became inconsolable. She was rushed to the emergency room where doctors quickly prepped Ella for surgery to save her from a hemorrhaging stroke. Six months after that tragic day, she was diagnosed with AVM (Arteriovenous Malformation) an abnormal connection between arteries and veins in the brain. AVM often results in severe brain hemorrhaging and epilepsy. Since her diagnosis, Ella has been plagued with relentless seizures, each episode damaging her young body. Seizure medications were not helping Ella and the only option left to fight her epilepsy was surgery. Doctors hope the surgery will disconnect the left portion of the brain that is triggering her seizures.
When Ella was given the opportunity to have a wish granted through Kids Wish Network she asked to visit “Cinderelli.” To bring her dream to life, Kids Wish Network arranged an all-expenses paid trip, including dinners, accommodations, and, tickets the theme parks she wanted to visit. Ella’s favorite part of the trip was the tea cups and meeting the Princesses.
“We had such a wonderful time and the girls loved it!” said Ella’s mother, Ashley Grimes. “The entire experience was great, everyone involved was fantastic. We can’t thank Kids Wish Network enough.”
Wish: Visit Disney World
Wish Category: Theme Parks