“I loved seeing the beautiful snow”
Ten-year-old Tiffany Fontenot’s only dream was to see snow, but because she lives in southern Alabama, it would only remain a dream. Kids Wish Network, a children’s charity that grants wishes to kids with life-threatening illnesses brought a smile to Tiffany’s face with a special winter wish and flew her family from Alabama to Gatlinburg, Tennessee to experience her first snowfall.
Tiffany and her family stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn before flying out to Gatlinburg Tennessee. Right before leaving for her flight Tiffany received twenty dollars from the hotel staff to buy something special during her wish. Tiffany had never flown before and she absolutely loved being on the plane. She could hardly stay in her seat when she saw the snowcapped mountains peeking through the clouds below.
After landing, Tiffany and her family headed to the luxurious Riverstone Resort and Spa where they had a cozy room to relax in. Tiffany’s favorite part of her hotel stay was the hot tub which she used every single night to relax. After unpacking their luggage Tiffany and her family had a fantastic dinner at the Hard Rock Café.
Tiffany suffers from Apert syndrome, a malformation of the face, skull, hands and feet. She has had multiple surgeries to lessen her symptoms, but she still faces hardships. Her lungs were also damaged, and she had to undergo a tracheostomy in order to breath properly.
Tiffany and her family spent their time exploring the Gatlinburg area and walking through a wonderland of dazzling Christmas decorations. Tiffany and her family then went to WonderWorks and enjoyed dinner at Texas Roadhouse. That night, Tiffany’s dream came true and she got to see snow for the very first time. Tiffany and her siblings spent the night and following day playing on a snow covered playground, they even went sledding down a small hill at the resort. “I loved seeing the beautiful snow,” said Tiffany.
After her first time seeing snow, Tiffany continued her special winter wish at Dollywood. Tiffany had a fabulous time enjoying the shows and riding the holiday themed rides. She was absolutely mesmerized by all the Christmas beauty. After a festive day at Dollywood, Tiffany and her family enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Tiffany absolutely loved the food and said it was one of the best meals she had ever had.
Kids Wish Network would like to thank the following sponsors for making Tiffany’s dreams become a reality:
- Hilton Garden Inn Pensacola Airport
- Riverstone Resort and Spa
- Bubba Gump Shrimp Co
- Texas Roadhouse