Hunter’s Happily Ever After

Hunter at SeaWorld-cropped

“I’ve never seen Hunter so happy”

Hunter was born three months premature when his mother required an emergency C-section. He spent the next 403 days in the NICU during in which time he had his first heart surgery at just 10 days old.

Hunter suffers from multiple life-threatening illnesses: chronic lung disease, cerebral palsy, asthma, adrenal suppression, hypoglycemia and seizures. He takes a range of medications and utilizes an oxygen tube and G-tube at all times. He also follows a rigorous routine of physical, occupational and speech therapies.

Despite these serious medical issues, Hunter is sweet little boy who tries to be as active as possible. He likes playing outside with his cars for as long as he can and loves anything related to the original Disney characters. When Hunter got to meet some of his favorites, his eyes lit up with excitement and a smile spread from ear to ear.

Hunter “I’ve never seen my little guy so happy,” recalls his mom.

Kids Wish Network made this meeting possible during Hunter’s wish trip to visit the Florida theme parks. Hunter and his family enjoyed five days of fun featuring luxury accommodations, kid-friendly dinners and first-time experiences.

Hunter loved his first plane ride, first Chuck E. Cheese experience, and visiting SeaWorld and Disney World.

“We are blessed beyond words for the once-in-a-lifetime experience with Hunter; miracles and dreams really do come true,” added Hunter’s mom. “We couldn’t have made this happen without Kids Wish Network. Thanks a million for the memories made and making our son’s dream come true.”

Kids Wish Network would like to thank all the generous sponsors that helped make Hunter’s wish unforgettable:

  • Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista
  • Chuck E. Cheese
  • Bahama Breeze
  • T-Rex Café
  • Compassion Partners Program
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

Hunter’s family is striving to have him start eating solid food so that his G-tube can be removed.

Donate to Help Grant Another Wish

Name: Hunter
Age: 3
State: OH
Illness: chronic lung disease, cerebral palsy, asthma, adrenal suppression, hypoglycemia, seizures
Wish: Meet Mickey Mouse

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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.