A Glass Slipper for Adeline


Adeline was diagnosed at birth with Down syndrome, a congenital disorder that can cause intellectual impairment and physical abnormalities. She was placed in the NICU for six days where she then contracted E-coli. After her release, Adeline was diagnosed with hypothyroidism at 6 months old when she didn’t reach her weight milestones.

As a common complication of her condition, Adeline suffered from heart problems that required surgery. When Adeline was 2 years old, doctors inserted a heart monitor. Doctors also had to perform a pediatric cardiothoracic procedure to close an open artery in Adeline’s heart.

After all that Adeline has been through, KWN was happy to send her on a magical vacation to “the happiest place on Earth.” After days of exploring the sights and sounds of Magic Kingdom, Adeline was enjoying dinner with her family one evening when two very special guests arrived to surprise her. Kids Wish Network arranged for a certain Snow Queen and Princess from Enchanted Entertainment to spend time with Adeline, absolutely making her night. Seeing her favorite characters in the flesh was a dream come true for little Adeline. She dressed up in a matching princess gown and played pretend with the Snow Queen and Princess until her heart’s content. The whole experience was the highlight of the Frozen enthusiast’s wish trip.

Wanting Adeline to enjoy the city’s best attractions, KWN set up additional visits to Madame Tussauds, Sea Life Aquarium, and The Orlando Eye compliments of Merlin’s Magic Wand.

Kids Wish Network would like to thank the following Guardian Angel sponsors for participating in Adeline’s wish:
• Compassion Partners
• Merlin’s Magic Wand
• Madame Tussauds
• Orlando Sea Life Aquarium
• The Orlando Eye
• Enchanted Entertainment
• CiCi’s Pizza
• Chili’s Grill & Bar
• Bahama Breeze
• Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista
• Enterprise Rent-A-Car


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