Natasha’s Wish-Come-True

Name: Natasha
Age: 15
State: IL

Wish Kid

In 2009, Natasha started experiencing body aches and she just kept catching colds. At one point, she even lost hearing in one ear, so she was taken to the emergency room. There, Natasha was placed on antibiotics and didn’t show any signs of getting better, so her doctors opted to try testing for other issues and did a spinal tap. After that, Natasha was diagnosed with having lupus, an inflammatory condition in which the immune system attacks the body’s organs and tissues. For this condition, she takes medicines and visits the hospital for IV treatments two to three times a month.

For her wish, Natasha visited Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom and EPCOT Center, where she rode all sorts of rides and just had a real blast.

“Natasha had fun,” said her mom. “We all did. She really enjoyed the rides and thought it was the greatest thing in the whole world…It [the wish trip] is a wish-come-true for my children. I think it is the most wonderful and beautiful thing ever.”

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