Wish Goes from Deputizing and Donuts to Disney

Phillip’s love of donuts and wanting to catch bad guys inspires him to be a police officer. He has many childhood dreams, but more than anything, he wished to go to Disney World. Phillip had a big surprise awaiting him at Dunkin Donuts in Palm Coast. He was greeted by Flagler County (FCSO) Sheriff Rick Staly, who appointed him honorary deputy. He also had fun decorating his own doughnuts, and was sweetly surprised that Dunkin Donuts would be providing him with donuts for an entire year. Then there was a special box of donuts with a big message inside… Kids Wish Network, a children’s charity that grants wishes for kids with life-threatening illnesses, was sending him to Disney World and more with an Orlando adventure!

Phillip and his family arrived at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, and were greeted by a lineup of hotel staff who welcomed him with a box of donuts and a poster of Spiderman that they signed. He was given special attention in many ways. Phillip’s family enjoyed a reserved VIP parking spot and two luxurious rooms with scenic views of the fireworks every night. “My favorite part was the Mickey Mouse pancakes every morning,” said Phillip.

The Magic Kingdom was everything Phillip dreamed of and more. His family took in all the magic, from the parades, to the rides, and meeting all the characters – especially his favorite Goofy. Phillip also had a blast at Animal Kingdom seeing the monkeys, hippos, and earning animal badges in his Disney book.

During his Wish Trip, they also enjoyed a day at Universal Studio seeing all the superheroes and going on the fun-filled rides. Throughout his Orlando adventure, Phillip and his family had delicious dinners at Homecomin’ Kitchen, Chevys Fresh Mex, Café Tu Tu Tango and Kings Bowl – Orlando.

“We’re thrilled so many caring people came together to make Phillip’s wish a meaningful experience  that he and his family will always remember,” said Kids Wish Network Executive Director Tam Lai.

Kids Wish Network would like to thank the following sponsors for making Phillip’s dreams become a reality:

  • Flagler County (FCSO) Sheriff Rick Staly
  • Dunkin Donuts – Palm Coast
  • Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
  • Homecomin’ Kitchen
  • Chevys Fresh Mex
  • Café Tu Tu Tango
  • Kings Bowl


See the first part of his wish here.