Cora’s Magical Birthday Wish!

Since being diagnosed with Neuroblastoma at the age of 5, Cora has been dreaming of the day she and her family could escape the hospital visits and enjoy a magical, worry-free adventure at Disney World. Almost two years later, after clear scans, that wish came true last month!! Cora and her family flew to Florida, stayed at Give Kids the World village and made the most of every second of her trip.

Cora’s parents shared the impact of her wish, “Honestly, it was a magical week. We didn’t have to pay for anything, we didn’t have to plan almost anything, and we didn’t have to worry about school, work or medical treatments. It was just a really deep breath of fresh air in what has often felt like drowning over the past two years.”

Cora met Mickey, Minnie and her favorite – Moana! They also drove an hour away for the kids to touch the ocean for the first time right before sunset. Cora was able to celebrate her 7th birthday on their last full day there by seeing the fireworks at Magic Kingdom!

“Last year we were in the most difficult part of our journey during stem cell treatment and we tried our best to have a few cousins and brothers up to celebrate. She doesn’t complain a lot about anything, but she commented multiple times over the past year how much she hated being in the hospital for her birthday. So, to have this magical trip on her birthday could not have felt any more different.”

Please join us in wishing Cora a happy belated 7th birthday!! We are so happy she got to celebrate in “The Most Magical Place on Earth”!