On June 12, Tammy, Nick, Joey, their grandparents and I were picked up in a limo and started our trip to fulfill “Nick’s Wish.” Nick became a “Wish Kid” for 5 days! There are a lot of things that happen to you when you are a wish kid but the most important is the awareness that your life’s journey has brought you to a place where you are treated with special care. The list of things we are thankful for is endless, and here are some of the highlights: taking the whole family and having spending money for the trip, the limo ride to and from the airport, wearing a special button that meant being escorted to the front of the line at Disney World, even getting in for dinner at Emeril’s restaurant when there was a 6 week wait. We stayed at Give Kids the World Village in a great room – which was walking distance from an ice cream bar with all the ice cream you can eat any time you want it. For a brief interlude, Nick was being treated like a King, getting “50 yard line” seats at Medieval Times, playing at the water parks, and finally, getting invited to meet the pilots and visiting the cockpit of the plane that took us home.
There were so many wonderful moments and we met so many caring people everywhere we went. Make-A-Wish made it possible to fulfill Nick’s dreams and create memories of a lifetime.
Nick is a wish kid. We didn’t really know about this organization but social services at the hospital got us in touch with the local chapter. In the middle of all that was happening, even this amazing opportunity is a bit overwhelming. This is a wonderful organization. You only have one wish so be careful what you wish for!
“…it is not the end that matters, it is the journey that matters in the end…”