Dylan was granted a wish from Make-A-Wish® Colorado after a long battle with leukemia. Dylan wished to go somewhere she could meet her favorite characters and relax on the beach with her family. She wished to visit Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii, where Stitch plays and the white sand beaches seem endless.
From the moment the plane landed to the moment they stepped back on mainland, Dylan was smiling. Every moment felt special. They were treated to a private meet-and-greet with Stitch himself, which Dylan talked about throughout the trip. They were able to spend hours building sandcastles on the beach and wade in the ocean without ever thinking about Dylan’s illness. Their days in Hawaii were filled with laughter and smiles and quality time that they never could re-create in hospital rooms.
“The trip was a reprieve,” Dylan’s mom said. “We are so, so grateful.”