When Alice wants to break free from her routine of doctor visits, needles, scans, and long white hospital hallways, she envisions herself standing in front of the most beautiful enchanted castle she has ever seen. Make-A-Wish® Colorado was excited to transform this vision into a reality by sending Alice and her family to Walt Disney World® Resorts!
Alice demonstrates similar qualities to Moana, the main character of her favorite Disney movie! Her strength and bravery to continue to trek through unknown, oftentimes scary, territory is inspiring.
Alice loved her time in the most magical place on earth because it was full of walking and talking characters, rides and music throughout the streets! Her family was transported into a whole new, worry-free world. They immersed themselves into this relaxed environment and took a well-deserved break from draining routine that comes with living with a critical illness.
Wish mom Naomi described the tremendous impact that the vacation has had on Alice’s desire to communicate, despite her condition. “Alice has delays in speech due to her illness. She has several anecdotes that she now tells to everyone! She isn’t shy about explaining how Dad got wet at the ocean and how she got to ride Frozen two times! She is actively trying to interact and be understood with language.” This truly shows the power of a wish!