ORLANDO, Fla. (May 2019): Daniella likes theme parks and wanted to experience Disney and SeaWorld. Kids Wish Network, a children’s charity that grants wishes for kids with life-threatening illnesses, gave her a magical theme park extravaganza in Orlando, Florida.
Daniella was diagnosed with biliary atresia, a rare disease of the liver that can cause severe damage and scarring of liver cells. Kids Wish Network flew Daniella and her family to Orlando, Florida for her big wish. The family stayed at the Florida Hotel & Conference Center, who went above and beyond, also generously gifting Daniella and her sister American Girl Dolls complete with extra outfits and accessories. They made her feel incredibly special.
Daniella’s first theme park adventure was at Universal Studios. She had a wonderful time on the rides and seeing the spectacular shows. That evening the family had a memorable and scenic dinner at Paddlefish, a stationary paddleboat restaurant at Disney Springs. The next day the family experienced Disney World. Daniella met so many princesses including her favorite, Cinderella. She even got to participate in a Beauty and the Beast show where she played Mrs. Potts. Her favorite ride was Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid. That evening, they had an amazing dinner at The Cheesecake Factory.
“We loved seeing the smile on her face. We feel truly blessed to have made such wonderful memories while on Daniella’s wish,” said her dad David.
Daniella spent the final day of her wish at SeaWorld, her favorite park. She loved seeing the dolphin show and playing in the Sesame Street water park where she met Big Bird. After an exciting day at SeaWorld the family had a delicious dinner at P.F. Chang’s who went above and beyond with their service, and also gifted Daniella a small Chinese warrior statue.
“We’re so happy that Daniella’s wish was more than she dreamed of,” said Kids Wish Network Executive Director Tam Lai.
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.