This past year, kids throughout Colorado planned, organized, and ran fundraising events to help grant wishes. The Kids For Wish Kids®
program is a unique opportunity for students, youth groups, and organizations to manage their own fundraising events, engage in their community, and help grant wishes to kids with life-threatening medical conditions. In the 2012-2013 school year, students at Mountain Vista High School organized events to help raise funds for wishes like Jaidyn’s to go to the Walt Disney World®
Resort in Orlando. His wish experience was truly a special time!
Here is Jaidyn’s mom, Cynthia's, testimony about the wish experience:
Thank you so much for all you have done for us. Make-A-Wish Colorado and Mountain Vista sent us to
Orlando in February for the best vacation ever. We stayed at Give Kids the World resort (they have ice cream for breakfast) which was amazing and had tickets to all the parks. Make-A-Wish thought of everything in the wish planning process. Jaidyn drank V8 juice in a champagne glass in a limo on the way to the airport. We didn't have to worry about anything for a whole week. After having a 5 year old going through chemo for 7 months you don't know how much that means. We all needed that.
When we were at Universal Studios, an employee saw his Make-A-Wish button he was wearing and told us to wait here; she had a surprise for us. In 5 minutes all the superheroes showed up to see Jaidyn! I will never forget the look on his face. He told me "See, I told you they were real!" I will remember this for the rest of my life. Thank you!
As summer comes to an end and the new school year starts, we look forward to another year of Kids For Wish Kids. It’s always refreshing to see students, youth groups, and organizations who want to get involved and help make kids like Jaidyn’s wish come true!
To read about Jaidyn’s wish experience click here
To learn more about the Make-A-Wish® Colorado Kids For Wish Kids® program or to get your school/group involved, please contact Lauren Beede or Ashlee Carey.