ORLANDO, Fla. (May 2018): Addelyn Hacking loves Disney Princesses, and Kids Wish Network, a children’s charity that grants wishes for kids with life-threatening illnesses, also made Addelyn feel like one. Her royal wish was a fairytale trip to Disney World!
Kids Wish Network flew Addelyn and her family from Maryland to Orlando, Florida. They enjoyed beautiful accommodations at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. The hotel went above and beyond, treating them as VIP guests. Addelyn was especially thrilled being treated to ice cream.
Addelyn and her family visited multiple Disney parks, taking in all their special magic. She was excited seeing so many of her favorite Disney Princesses. During her wish trip, they enjoyed memorable dinners at Bahama Breeze, Planet Hollywood and BJ’s Restaurant.
Addelyn has an autoimmune condition, and has been dealing with many health challenges since she was born. She had infantile spasms, a rare seizure disorder caused by uterine stroke before birth, and underwent brain surgery. She also has hemiplegia with paralysis on the left side of her body, and hemianopia with left-sided blindness. Her wish was a special time when she could enjoy extraordinary moments of happiness with her family.
Kids Wish Network Executive Director Tam Lai said, “A special thank you to the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort for giving Addelyn her storybook wish.”
Kids Wish Network is a national charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children with life-threatening conditions and struggling with life-altering situations. KWN provides trip expenses, meals, accommodations and additional spending monies to all wish families whenever traveling as applicable. Visit www.kidswishnetwork.org to learn about our different programs, and find out how you can help make dreams come true and sponsor a wish for a deserving child.