Kids Wish Network Grants Disney Wish to Medford Girl with Seizure Disorder

MEDFORD, Wisc. – Teyona is a sweet 13-year-old who loves to play music on her keyboard and read books. She enjoys cheerleading, playing with her dolls and watching “Spongebob Squarepants” on TV. Although she’s a little bit shy, Teyona is quite the performer when it comes to playing music on her keyboard.

At the age of two, Teyona was diagnosed with having the seizure disorder epilepsy. Teyona suffers from at least 10 seizures every single day and they seem to be getting worse, not better, even with medications. In fact, a terrible side effect of one of her seizure medications was that she became diabetic and must now take insulin. The seizures are affecting Teyona’s memory and cognitive abilities and her doctors have performed many tests on her. She recently went in for the first part of a two-part surgery to implant electrodes in her brain to monitor her seizures and map out her brain. Hopefully, the surgery will help her doctors understand what is causing her seizures and how to treat it more successfully.

After learning about Kids Wish Network through Teyona’s grandmother, Teyona’s mother Tanya gave them a call. It wasn’t long before Teyona made her one wish known to her Kids Wish Network wish coordinator: to visit Walt Disney World in Florida.

Along with the assistance of some outstanding local sponsors, Teyona’s wish was granted and Teyona and her family found themselves in Orlando, Florida. Their fabulous vacation included a stay at The Palms Hotel and Villas, dinners every evening and, of course, tickets to the Walt Disney World Resort and all of the other major Orlando theme parks!

Once in Orlando, Teyona and her family enjoyed a real action-packed vacation; their itinerary was booked with fantastic activities and awesome places to visit. Kids Wish Network thought of everything and Teyona had the time of her young life on her wish trip.

Kids Wish Network would like to thank the following for helping to make Teyona’s wish extra special: Hearts for Families, Taylor County Sheriff’s Department, James Peterson & Sons Inc., Fraternal Order of Eagles Wausau, Compassion Partners, WonderWorks, The Palms Hotel and Villas, Longhorn Steakhouse and Johnny Rockets.

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