WINTHROP, Mass. (January 2020): Isabella loves Disney’s The Little Mermaid and wants to fly somewhere warm and spend time with her family. Kids Wish Network, a children’s charity that grants wishes for kids with life-threatening illnesses, purchased her generous Disney gift cards and provided theme park tickets for her and her family. Isabella wants to be a princess, and is excited to meet her favorites.
She has Chiari malformation, a birth defect that affects her brain and spinal cord, preventing her body from protecting her airway. Isabella also suffers from a syringomyelia, a condition that causes fluid to fill up her spinal cord causing a number of complications. She has already undergone five major surgeries, and continues to face challenges with her health.
“Isabella can now enjoy the warmth and beauty of Florida and the spectacular magic of Disney,” said Kids Wish Network Executive Director Tam Lai.