Liam’s Wish Transformed after Meeting Optimus Prime

“When Liam saw Optimus Prime it was all over. The boys were so happy they cried and because they cried I cried.”

Liam loves Transformers, and always wanted to visit Disney World and Universal Studios. Kids Wish Network rolled out with the Autobots to grant Liam’s wish and flew him and his family from their home in New York to Orlando, Florida for a theme park extravaganza Liam would not soon forget. On the plane Liam was surprised when a flight attendant announced that they had a special guest on board from Kids Wish Network. Liam and his family were invited to take pictures with the pilot and he even got to sit in the captain’s chair. Liam suffers from a life-threatening autoimmune disease.

Liam and his family stayed at the wonderful Sheraton Vistana Villages Resort Villas, located near the Disney parks. The hotel staff greeted Liam with balloons and a wonderful gift. After settling into their hotel, Liam and his family headed to Disney for the first day of Florida theme parks. Liam chose to go to Magic Kingdom for his first park. When Liam saw Cinderella’s Castle for the first time, he lit up with excitement. Liam rode all the rides he wanted to and even met one of his favorite characters, Buzz Lightyear. After an exciting first day, Liam and his family had a lovely dinner at The Cheesecake factory.

The next day, Liam went to Universal Studios. He met some of his favorite superheroes including Spider-Man, Wolverine and Captain America. Liam also got to meet the Velociraptor Blue from Jurassic World. He and his family rode tons of rides but Liam’s favorite part of Universal was meeting all his favorite Transformers characters. When he saw Optimus Prime, Liam took off sprinting to meet him with mom close behind. “When Liam saw Optimus Prime it was all over. The boys were so happy they cried, and because they cried I cried,” said Liam’s mom Jacqueline. After an amazing time at Universal Studios Liam and his family had a great dinner at The Hard Rock Café.

For his last day of theme park fun, Liam chose to go back to Magic Kingdom so he could ride It’s a Small World again. Liam also went on Splash Mountain, his very first rollercoaster. After a fantastic second day at Disney, he was treated to a delicious dinner at Texas Roadhouse. Liam was also gifted a big bag of toys from the restaurant. After dinner and a swim in the hotel pool, Liam and his family ended their day watching Disney movies together, the perfect ending to a perfect trip.

Kids Wish Network would like to thank the following sponsors for making Liam’s dreams become a reality:

  • Sheraton Vistana Villages Resort Villas
  • Hard Rock Café
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • The Cheesecake Factory

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