I am so excited to share about our trip to Florida and all the wonderful experiences we had. Eve is non-verbal and has multiple disabilities/medical conditions and she was nominated for a wish through the Make-A-Wish foundation. We took the task of choosing her wish seriously considering what Eve would like to do. We met our wish granters last May for the first time and we discussed what makes Eve absolutely happiest: time with her family. We decided on staying atGive Kids the World village, just outside of Orlando and we would also drive to Clearwater Marine Aquarium because we know Eve loves animals. Our wish was approved and we decided to go right after Christmas.
I am going to write a post about each place we visited (Disney World parks, Universal Studios, Clearwater Marine Aquarium and Give Kids the World Village) and maybe even share how we survived a 17 hour one way road trip that covered 8 states, a winter storm and 6 children. And we actually had fun!
You can also check out my Instagram page to see pictures I shared over the 10 days we were gone.
Eve’s wish trip was going to be a week to spend time as a family and make memories. It ended up being about so much more. It was a time of healing, hope, respite and fun. It was time for the siblings to be spoiled and recognized for their role in Eve’s life. It was kindness extended to us that felt humbling yet at the same time we met families who all were there for a reason they would rather forget. We came home refreshed and ready to tackle the medical things that are ahead of us.
If you want to follow our wish trip posts, make sure you like the blog Facebook page. I will post there as new entries are published. You can look forward to videos of how Disney World went above and beyond in accessibility, some special magic that cast members sprinkled during the trip and the VIP treatment Eve experienced. This is a trip we will never forget!
You may also like my post about preparing for our trip. Each resources shared was useful in some way.