“It was so great to see him happy; that’s all that matters”
At the age of 3, Dominick’s mother began to notice that he was suddenly experiencing rapid weight gain. Soon after doctors diagnosed him with Steroid Resistant Nephrotic Syndrome, a disease that causes significant abnormalities in kidney function. The many symptoms and ill effects of this disease include: excess protein in urine, shortage of protein in blood, high cholesterol and blood pressure and extreme weight gain. This disease usually leads to kidney failure. Since his diagnosis, Dominick has been in and out of the hospital frequently and has endured weekly infusions that last for hours. His lungs and stomach often fill up with fluid and he is on a rigorous medication schedule that involves taking 20 pills a day.
For his wish, Kids Wish Network arranged an all-expense paid trip to Disney World for Dominick and his family including tickets to the many Orlando theme parks, as well as accommodations at the Sheraton Vistana Resort Villas, dinner each evening and ticket to Wonderworks. Dominick had a blast at Universal Studios and Epcot; he especially enjoyed the Spiderman 3D experience at Universal Studios.
“Dominick loved the fact that he was able to have a vacation with the whole family. We are so grateful for this experience and what Kids Wish Network did for us, it was so great to see him happy; that’s all that matters” said Janeice, Dominick’s mother.
Illness: Steroid Resistant Nephrotic Syndrome
Wish: Visit Disney World
Wish Category: Theme Parks