My Wish was Awesome!

Name: Dalton
Age: 12
State: WV

Dalton has suffered from migraines since he was six years old. When he was 10, Dalton suffered migraines as well as vomiting for four days straight and he was taken to the hospital. There, he was finally diagnosed with a tumor in his brainstem called a tectal glioma. The tumor was causing fluid to build up in his brain and Dalton was immediately taken into surgery to implant a shunt in his head to help drain the fluid. Unfortunately, it still causes him pain and he must have an MRI done every three months to monitor his condition.

For his wish trip to Florida, Dalton and his family visited Disney’s Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios, as well as Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and SeaWorld. Dalton’s favorite park was Universal Studios and he also enjoyed the themed Pirates Dinner Adventure Theater, where he was chosen to go up on stage and be a part of the show.

“It was an absolutely wonderful wish,” said Dalton’s mother, Amanda. “It was really fun and it kind of took the kids’ minds off of Dalton’s recent surgery. It definitely made his day and he’s still thrilled! Thank you.”

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Wish: Visit Disney World
Wish Type: Theme Parks

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