Rebecca, 11, sat next to Ariel on her big, purple oyster with her metallic leggings and Ariel’s green fin, it was hard to tell the difference between mermaid and wish kid.
Rebecca’s wish to go to Walt Disney World® Resort gave her one-on-one time with her favorite character from The Little Mermaid, who spent extra time with Rebecca to answer all of her questions.
“This was the greatest experience I could have ever had,” Rebecca said. “We got to forget that I’m sick and just have fun.”
At just the age of one, Rebecca was diagnosed with an uncontrolled seizure disorder. Her mom, Melissa, became a stay-at-home mom so she could give Rebecca extra time and attention.
“I was scared to leave her with anyone,” Melissa said. “I was scared for her to sleep without me for fear she might have another seizure.”
Sometimes Rebecca has to miss many days of school, but her teacher and friends are always excited to see her when she returns.
Rebecca’s wish gave her a week of wonder of happiness. Her and her family stayed in Give Kids The World Village where she received autographs from the characters, went horseback riding and ate ice cream every day.
“They treated me like a princess and didn’t treat me like a sick kid,” Rebecca said.
Melissa’s favorite moments were when she could see her daughter’s glowing smile and hear her continuous laughter.
“I would like people to know how awesome Make-A-Wish® is and how they made it possible for my dreams to come true,” Rebecca said.