One day, Makenleigh developed a mysterious pain in her leg and her parents took her to the doctor. Thinking it was just a sprained ankle, she was given a walker and sent home, but the pain did not go away. In fact, Makenleigh started to develop new symptoms, including vomiting, fatigue and sudden weight loss. A blood test showed that 86% of her blood cells were cancerous and she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
During a month-long hospitalization, Makenleigh suffered a severe seizure that stopped her breathing. She was put on life support and given an epipen before stabilizing and regaining the ability to breathe on her own. That same week, Makenleigh’s appendix burst and she suffered through an appendectomy. Though her condition right now is stable, Makenleigh is still receiving chemotherapy treatments, which will continue for the next two years.
For her wish, Makenleigh met all of her favorite Disney Princesses at their home in Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. She was able to see them all dancing with their princes in the parades and she even had some time to stop and chat with Cinderella, Ariel and Tinker Bell! Makenleigh’s wish was all she could have ever dreamed of and more.
Wish Type: Theme Parks