Jasper’s Mickey Mouse Retreat


“He was in theme-park paradise”

Jasper was born with five heart defects because his heart developed on the right side of his body, pumped backwards, and had switched arteries. At 7 days old, he needed his first of three heart surgeries. Currently, Jasper visits his cardiologist every two weeks and the surgeon once a month for check-ups.

Little Jasper was in theme-park paradise once he landed in Orlando on his wish trip. He enjoyed the animal shows at Sea World and all of the fun family attractions at Shamu’s Happy Harbor like the Jazzy Jellies teacup style spin cars and the flying fiddler crab ride. Jasper thought that the best part of Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure was the Dr. Seuss carousel which he affectionately referred to as the “elephant ride.” He always picked the elephant-looking creature to ride on.12046977_1021176641278734_9177930968778196780_n

Jasper’s favorite aspect of his entire wish trip was going to Disney World because according to him “it was the greatest.” Mickey’s Philharmonic show was the highlight of his time at Magic Kingdom. He also loved dining at Planet Hollywood because they played the best music and made the most delicious cheeseburger.

His mom Megan’s favorite part “was watching Jasper’s dream come true to see Disney World.” After Jasper’s harrowing medical journey, his family wasn’t sure how much time they would actually have with him, which made this trip all the more special. “The smiles it gave our sweet Jasper were priceless,” Megan continued.

KWN was beyond pleased to provide Jasper with his heart’s desire of going to Disney World to meet Mickey Mouse.

Kid’s Wish Network would like to thank the following Guardian Angel sponsors for their participation in Jasper’s wish:
• America Around the Clock
• Royale Parc Suites
• Compassion Partners
• Logan’s Roadhouse
• Bubba Gump Shrimp Co
• Planet Hollywood
• Red Robin
• Merlin’s Magic Wand
• Once Upon a Party

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Courtesy of NBC News 14 WFIE Evansville, IN


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