I Met Mickey Mouse and Goofy at Disney World!

Joshua

“Everything was just fantastic!”

At 6 months of age, Joshua was diagnosed with Hydrocephalus, also known as “water on the brain,” a condition in which there is an imbalance between the amount of cerebrospinal fluid produced and absorbed into the bloodstream.

Hydrocephalus can cause severe headaches, nausea, developmental delays, blurred vision and irritability. Joshua has endured 4 heart shunt surgeries, 13 brain surgeries and abdominal surgery. He suffers constantly from headaches and is extremely sensitive to sound.

When Josh knew his wish was going to be granted he was ecstatic and immediately said, “I want to go to Disney World and meet Mickey Mouse and Goofy!” To bring his dream to life, Kids Wish Network arranged an all-expenses paid trip along with tickets to Disney Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom, and Sea World.

“Everything was just fantastic! Oddly, one of the most memorable moments of the trip was going to Friendly’s” said Joshua’s father, Richard. “We walked in and saw all of the Kids Wish Network Humanitarian Awards on the wall recognizing all the wish kids who have been there before us. We got chills, it was really neat. It’s moments like this no one can anticipate but really convey just how much care goes into planning these wishes.”

Help Grant the Wish of Another Child

Name: Joshua
Age: 4
State: IL
Illness: Hydrocephalus
Wish: Visit Disney World
Wish Category: Theme Parks

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Kids Wish Network is a charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children having experienced life-altering situations. Kids Wish Network assists children and their families through several key programs.