My son Kash, or “Kashie,” as I like to call him, was diagnosed with a rare eye cancer at 3 months old, and was recently granted a wish through the Kids Wish Network. For his wish, Kash went to Disneyland to meet Mickey Mouse! Our family has been through so much, and this was an amazing trip and escape from everything. It was also so humbling and heartwarming. It helps to remind us that human kindness does indeed exist.
So, the entire trip was magical and an amazing escape from it all! I would have to say my favorite moment from the wish was when Kashie laid eyes on Mickey Mouse, it was just amazing. For Kashie, the rest of our amazing trip was just icing on the cake, all he really cared about was meeting the real Mickey Mouse! As a mother watching this, the light in Kashies’ eyes told you everything!
I will say the staff at Disney really went above and beyond and really made it even more special. Most definitely at the top of this list is the young female security guard at Disney California Adventure. Not only did this young lady go above and beyond helping my boys getting the autographs of every super hero out at that time, (which I believe there was about 6 of them), all with about an hour-long wait. But, the main reason I bring her up and why I was floored, is the fact that we never asked her, or anyone else for help. She had simply overheard me telling the boys we only have one hour guys before we head to dinner, and saw Kashie wearing the Kids Wish Network Wish Kid pin and Genie lanyard and asked if she could help! She explained that we would have plenty of time to see all the super heroes and she would see to it! Before we knew it, she had grabbed Kashie’s hand, and I grabbed the other, and we went around the park, where Kash proceeded to swing, without missing a beat. It didn’t bother her one bit, she was amazing! To say we were treated well everywhere we went would be an understatement. It was more like being treated like royalty!
Since we got back home from his wish, Kash has not talked about anything else. For Kash’s dad and I, the act of human kindness has touched our hearts forever! We are humbled and beyond grateful for everyone involved in making Kashie’s wish come to life!
Our family needed this more than anyone can ever know. We appreciate it and feel so blessed by Kids wish Network. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to everyone involved!
Mother of Wish Kid Kash Stevenson