Throughout treatment for a brain tumor, ten-year-old Juliana always found joy in watching Disney movies. She felt a connection to these characters because their strength and bravery amidst hardships kept her encouraged through the challenging times of her own treatment.
When sweet Juliana learned that she was going to have a wish granted by Make-A-Wish® Colorado, she immediately wanted to visit the place where all of her favorite characters lived!
One of Juliana’s greatest desires for her trip was to meet Moana. When the family arrived in Florida, they kept busy until the day of their meet-and-greet appointment. Luckily, there’s plenty to do in the most magical place on Earth! Juliana was pampered like a princess and enjoyed time spent with her family as they explored all of the parks had to offer until finally, the time arrived to meet Moana.
Juliana eagerly waited in the room until the Polynesian princess herself came bounding in, eager to meet a new friend who loved her so much! Juliana and Moana bonded during their time together and it was a truly wonderful experience for Juliana to finally meet the princess whose courage she admired so much.
The entire family was overwhelmed with gratitude for the experience. Make-A-Wish left a lasting impact and definitely fueled them all in the fight against Juliana’s critical illness.