ORLANDO, Fla. (January 2020): Jackie was born in Florida but moved to North Carolina when he was younger. He misses the beach and his parents were planning a trip to Florida. Kids Wish Network, a children’s charity that grants wishes for kids with life-threatening illnesses, made his upcoming trip everything he wished for, purchasing him generous gift cards to Disney and Hotels.com so his family could experience the perfect getaway.
Jackie is very excited about his upcoming trip and can’t wait to visit the new Star Wars area in Hollywood Studios. He hopes to buy himself a lightsaber and enjoy the sunny beaches. Jackie struggles with dermatomyositis, a disease in which the immune system begins to attack the cells of the body.
“We hope Jackie’s Florida experience is everything he dreamed of and more,” said Kids Wish Network Executive Director Tam Lai.