Mikayla continues to inspire others with her positive outlook and determination to live a full and active life. She has arthrogryposis, a condition with congenital joint contractures throughout her body. It’s been a very tedious treatment process for Mikayla, she was born without elbows and her knees were bent into her chest. She’s already undergone a series of 14 surgeries starting when she was just an infant, and will continue to need more. While life has been full of challenges, Mikayla keeps her focus on the things that bring her happiness, like swimming and playing on her wheelchair softball team. She’s also a big fan of Dolly Parton and country music. Mikayla was in for a big surprise!
Kids Wish Network, a children’s charity that grants wishes for kids with life-threatening illnesses, purchased Mikayla and her family annual passes to Dollywood for year-round fun, a generous gift card to Hotels.com, and additional gifts to make her travels extra memorable. Dollywood also donated fabulous swag to get her super excited about her upcoming adventure.
“Mikayla is going to have an amazing time being in the picturesque Smoky Mountains and experiencing all the thrills of Dollywood,” said her Wish Coordinator Melissa Calabrese.
Kids Wish Network would like to thank Dollywood for donating theme park mementos for Mikayla’s wish.