Four-year-old Eduardo experienced the joy of being a kid when you helped grant his wish to go to Walt Disney World® Resort. After spending the past year in-and-out of hospitals, Eduardo could finally be his fun-loving self again.
“There’s just no way to describe that moment when we found out Eduardo had cancer … but our motto in this family is to live life to the fullest,” said wish mom, Sheena. “You have to take life day by day because nothing is guaranteed.”
After months of anxiety and trying to stay positive, Eduardo’s life got a little brighter when he learned that he could make a wish. Because of his love for Mickey Mouse, Eduardo wished to go to Walt Disney World® Resort.
“When Eduardo found out his wish was coming true, he couldn’t stop laughing and smiling,” said Sheena. “He was ready to leave right away!”
Eduardo spent the week building structures at LEGOLAND, going on wild amusement park rides, and, of course, spending time with his favorite celebrity, Mickey Mouse.
“Our trip to Disney World was just a special, perfect family time with memories that will last a lifetime,” said Sheena.
Today, Eduardo no longer requires treatment. His family reflects on his journey battling cancer and those who helped them with gratitude and humble hearts.
“Sometimes we feel like we are all alone, but we’re really not,” said Sheena. “It still makes me want to cry to this day because of how many wonderful people helped Eduardo.”
A wish can be a game-changer for seriously ill children and their families and that’s why wishes can’t wait. That’s why we need you – your kindness, generosity and compassion – more than ever.
You can help kids like Eduardo get the wishes of their dreams by signing up to volunteer today.
Special thanks to wish granting volunteers Sophie Boyer and Janine Lee.