Findlay girl awarded Florida trip by charity

Brianna Bean, 7, of Findlay, recently visited Disney’s Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios with a trip made possible by national children’s charity Kids Wish Network.

Brianna suffers from congenital heart disease. She was diagnosed with this life-threatening condition the day she was born. She has had numerous surgeries, her first when she was just 1 week old, including four heart catheterizations. More surgeries lie ahead.

Kids Wish Network’s mission is to infuse hope, create happy memories and improve the quality of life for children. The agency has served more than 73,000 children this year. Kids Wish Network is based in Holiday, Fla.

Brianna’s father, Michael Bean, said he initially heard about Kids Wish Network through his mailman who has a nephew who had a wish granted through Kids Wish Network. He said that his family had a great time on the wish trip.

The family stayed at the Royal Plaza Hotel in Orlando. Kids Wish Network and other sponsors set up dining arrangements.

“Without the businesses that gave us dinner and the hotel we would have never been able to do this,” Michael Bean said.

Though her wish trip is over, Michael Bean said it has left an impact on Brianna.

“It’s been a week and she is still talking about it,” he said. “Her wish definitely came true.”

The Courier
Findlay, Ohio
Published: 3/16/10

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