NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH – After landing in the hospital due to seizures and memory loss, 6 year-old Cerraleus was diagnosed with a life threatening condition, Central Nervous System (CNS) Vasculitis. As a result Kids Wish Network granted Cerraleus his ultimate wish to visit Disney World and Universal Studios.
CNS Vasculitis is a condition often found in older men, where blood vessels swell, eventually cutting off circulation to a portion of the body. Without treatment that area of the body begins to break down. Cerraleus has undergone brain biopsies and a year of Chemotherapy; he will require treatment for the rest of his life and in the last 12 months has lost his ability to read. Physicians are especially concerned about Cerraleus’ memory loss and are working tirelessly to identify the cause and location of the affliction in his brain.
Cerraleus was so excited to learn that his wish would be granted that during his initial interview he asked his wish coordinator, “…can I go tomorrow?” Right then wish department manager Jill Atchison, knew his wish just had to be perfect.
At Kids Wish Networks we understand some of the most memorable moments are those you never anticipate. In a recent interview with Cerraleus’ mom Jessica, she said, “He loved his Kids Wish Hero shirt so much, he literally wore it the entire trip and the Holiday Inn Resort was more fun that than we could ever have imagined. Cerraleus even danced with Santa!” Of course, Cerraleus’ stay was complete when he visited Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom, and Universal Studios.
Kids Wish Network would like to thank the following for making Cerraleus’ wish so special: Holiday Inn Resort-Lake Buena Vista, Pirates Dinner Adventure, Wonderworks, Compassion Partners, Fuddruckers, Elephant Bar and Dollar Rent-A-Car.
Every child deserves a chance at happiness; a wish is a way of bringing them that joy. If you would like to sponsor a child’s wish or if you know a child who is suffering from a life-threatening illness and may be in need of Kids Wish Network’s wish granting services, please call 727-937-3600 or toll free 888-918-9004.