TRENTON, Ohio- A little boy with a life-threatening illness has the wish of his life with Kids Wish Network.
When a professional fundraiser from Kids Wish Network called, Micolas’ mother, Elizabeth, had no idea that the charity would be the organization to grant her little boy’s wish.
At five months old, Micolas was with cystic fibrosis, which is a chronic disease that causes mucus buildup to clog various organs including the lungs, pancreas, liver and intestines. This condition often leads to life-threatening lung infections and also interferes with food absorption. For Micolas, this disease has caused him to have an IV port opened in his arm for emergency IV insertions and he must be fed via feeding tube at night. He is also on a rigorous daily medication regimen and will soon have to endure daily insulin injections to help maintain his blood sugar levels.
When asked to wish for anything, Micolas wanted only one thing: to experience all the fun to be had at the many theme parks in Orlando, Florida. Kids Wish Network Wish Coordinator, Jen, wanted the wish trip to be extra special for Micolas and his family, so she arranged for them to have tickets to whichever theme parks they wanted, she sent them on a dinner adventure trip to the Pirates Dinner Theater and much more!
“The trip was jam packed with activities,” said Elizabeth. “It felt like I needed a vacation from the trip when I got back!” While there, Micolas wanted to visit Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Universal Studio’s Islands of Adventure park and he also got to enjoy a day at the beach, where he got his first real “taste” of seawater.
Though Micolas loved riding Expedition Everest and Splash Mountain at the Disney parks, “he was all about Universal Studios,” said Elizabeth. In fact, Micolas was absolutely thrilled with the Spiderman ride at the park and simply could not get enough of it!
Now that they’re back, Micolas and his family are enjoying their down time by just relaxing and reminiscing about the fantastic getaway they experienced through Kids Wish Network.
Kids Wish Network would like to thank the following for helping to make Micolas’ wish extra special: Compassion Partners, WonderWorks, Pirates Dinner Adventure, The Regal Sun Resort and the California Pizza Kitchen.
Kids Wish Network is a nationally recognized non-profit organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children. If you know a child between the ages of 3 and 18 who may be in need of its wish granting services, please call 727-937-3600 or toll free 888-918-9004. For more information on Kids Wish Network, visit their website at www.kidswishnetwork.org
Written by: Editorial Staff