Kyler Pals Around with Pluto!

Name: Kyler
Age: 3
State: OH

Wish Kid

Four-year-old Kyler of Ashtabula was born with giant congenital melancytic nevus, a potentially cancerous growth on the skin. The only way to remove the nevi is through numerous and complicated surgical procedures. In Kyler’s case, however, it is impossible to remove the entire growth, which covers 2/3 of his leg, and he will need to undergo periodic surgeries. His doctors started to work on removing the growth when he was two. They have also inserted tissue expanders underneath his skin to slowly stretch his skin. The procedures are very painful for Kyler and he will be having yet more procedures in the weeks to come. His mom, Debra, says in spite of it all, Kyler doesn’t let it get him down. “He’s a trooper!”

Kyler’s wish trip to Florida to visit all of the different theme parks there was a truly special time for this amazing little boy. During his busy visit to Orlando, there were few parks that Kyler didn’t hit. He visited Epcot, MGM Studios, the Animal Kingdom, Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and of course, the Magic Kingdom. His favorite? “Islands of Adventure,” laughed Debra. “That was where all of the Superheroes were. He got his picture taken with Spiderman and that just made his day!”

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