FORT ANN, NY – International children’s charity, Kids Wish Network sends 10 year old Taylor, who is suffering from a life-threatening illness, on an all -expenses paid trip to Disney World. Kids Wish Network is a Florida -based organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children having experienced life-altering situations.
Taylor was born with VATER Syndrome, a pattern of related birth defects involving many of the areas of the spine, rectum, heart, trachea, esophagus, radius (bone of the arm), and kidneys. Taylor has had numerous complications due to her illness. She was born with a webbed leg which had to be amputated when she was 9 months old; she has permanent kidney damage, an extra rib on her left side and a colostomy. Although Taylor fights daily battles to stay healthy, she always maintains a beautiful smile on her face.
When Taylor was asked what she wanted for her wish, her immediate response was to visit go to Disney World: “I wanted to go on an adventure and what better place than Disney. It was magical.”
For her wish, Kids Wish Network arranged an all expenses paid trip to Disney World for Taylor and her family including tickets to Disney World and Wonderworks as well as accommodations at the Sheraton Orlando North and dinner every evening. Taylor had a blast on the rides at all of the parks, especially Islands of Adventure and Universal.
“Taylor loved being with her family, she will never forget watching the Shamu show at SeaWorld. This wouldn’t have been possible without Kids Wish Network and our family, this was our first family vacation and I’m overwhelmed with happiness” said Crystal, Taylor’s mom.
“Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to put a smile on a child’s face, it truly is an amazing sight to see,” said Kids Wish Network Executive Director Anna Lanzatella.
Kids Wish Network would like to thank the following for making Taylor’s trip so spectacular: Sheraton Orlando North, Garden Grove Restaurant, Red Lobster, Pirates Dinner Theater, Wonderworks, Dollar Rent A Car and Johnny Rocket.