William adores Winnie-the-Pooh’s beloved pal Eeyore. He has nearly 30 Eeyore stuffed animals in his collection, and it’s continually growing – he receives a new one after each of his medical treatments. His snuggly friends bring him comfort, and he carries an Eeyore wherever he goes. Just like his favorite character, William was in need of something special to make him smile. Kids Wish Network, a children’s charity that grants wishes for kids with life-threatening illnesses, made his dream come true, purchasing him a generous Disney Store gift card so he can shop for an abundance of Eeyore merchandise and anything else on his wish list.
“William’s collection is about to get a whole lot bigger,” said his Wish Coordinator Kim Kreiner. “He’s going to have lots of fun shopping at his favorite store, it’ll bring him so much joy.”
William has a seizure disorder, and hereditary optic neuropathy, an inherited condition that causes a loss of central vision – he’s already legally blind in his left eye. Since infancy, he’s struggled with an overwhelming array of medical conditions, and he continues to persevere through all his challenges.