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Old 06-14-2011, 08:26 PM   #1
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A Pirate Princess's stay at Walt Disney World: Wish trip 2011

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Well, some of you may remember me. I posted awhile back asking about how the whole wish granting process is. Finally, almost a year after applying for a wish, my Mother was called today and they have set a meeting with the wish granters for next Tuesday! I'm sooo excited. I have decided to wish to go to Walt Disney World with my mother and sister. I think maroo told me that since my sister is 21 years old, she would not be able to participate in the wish, so I would have to make her part of my wish. And that is what I'm gonna do. Thank you so much for the advise!

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Mom (49) : She also has a life-threatening condition which is in remission right now. It is Lupus. She has fibromyalgia and a couple of other chronic conditions. She's a very thoughtful, generous and caring Mother for my sister and me and I love her soooo much!( Her anniversary was at disney world)


Sister (21) : She also has medical conditions. She underwent surgery for scoliosis at the age of 16 and has been diagnosed with fibromyaliga. My sister and I stick together through thick and thin. She absolutely adores Disney! I also lover her very very much.


Me- ( Claudia )Wish teen (16) :
At birth, my Mom somehow knew that I would have problems with either my heart or lungs as I went it respiratory arrest and experienced bradycardia.
I won't give a lot of detail about my medical condition. Basically, for the past 6 years, I've been visiting my cardiologist constantly. I have hypertension, mitral valve regurgitation and a slightly enlarged left ventricle. I also have frequent arrhythmias. My mother has to take me to the gynecologist because it seems that I may also have Endometriosis.

When did we apply for Make-a-wish?

October 2010. Yes, almost a year ago. That's how long we've waited just for the interview.

What do I plan on wishing for?

A trip with my mother and sister to Disney World during Christmas.

Where am I from?

Puerto Rico...so it's not far at all from Florida.

Well, that's it for now....oh, I have a question. What should you expect during that first encounter with the wish granters? Is it one or two wish granters?
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Old 06-14-2011, 08:35 PM   #2
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WOW!!! Its finally happening! Im so excited for you!! Im ready to tag along for the ride!!!
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Old 06-14-2011, 08:42 PM   #3
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WOW!!! Its finally happening! Im so excited for you!! Im ready to tag along for the ride!!!
MY mom has a question. She says she doesn't really know how to drive in Florida. Are there buses to take you from GKTW to WDW and back? What about from the airport to GKTW?
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Old 06-14-2011, 09:03 PM   #4
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Typically they get you a rental car. You will have a greeter at the airport who will help you get your luggage and take you to your car. They will give you directions on how to get to GKTW. It really isnt a hard drive!

Im not sure if there is a shuttle from GKTW, but if driving is really an issue, maybe you should think about requesting to stay actually at disney???
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Old 06-14-2011, 09:48 PM   #5
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Typically they get you a rental car. You will have a greeter at the airport who will help you get your luggage and take you to your car. They will give you directions on how to get to GKTW. It really isnt a hard drive!

Im not sure if there is a shuttle from GKTW, but if driving is really an issue, maybe you should think about requesting to stay actually at disney???
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:05 PM   #6
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Happy Dreams,
Tell your sister Wanda that Mandy from SK says hello. I haven't seen her online in a LONG time...I am one of her scoliosis friends
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Old 06-15-2011, 09:48 AM   #7
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I hope that you get the perfect Wish. I know it must be so hard to wait to meet with the Wish granters. I can't wait to hear about all of your planning!
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Old 06-15-2011, 03:15 PM   #8
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I hope that you get the perfect Wish. I know it must be so hard to wait to meet with the Wish granters. I can't wait to hear about all of your planning!
It is very hard. But I can six more days since I've been waiting since October.
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Old 06-15-2011, 03:17 PM   #9
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Disneyland

My family and I are headed to California in 8 days! This is our annual family trip to Disneyland! I am sooo excited. We were shopping for travel sized stuff today.
Entrance to Disneyland



My wish is to go to Disney World because I haven't been there since I was like four and I dn't remember anything at all so its like I've never been there.
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Old 06-15-2011, 03:37 PM   #10
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My sister- Wanda ( this photo was taken more than a year ago so her hair has drastically changed).

Me( I look more or less the same, just a year older.)


My beautiful Mom: She's handled so many things in so many amazing ways.



Dont know why my sister's photo turned out so small...
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Happy Dreams,
Have fun at Disneyland! That park is my home away from home. I have a Premium AP so I could go every day of the year if I wanted (and I would if I didn't have to go to school, LOL). Since I live only 40 minutes from Disney I go as often as I can. Let me know if you ever want anything from DLR/DCA. I can always pick it up and send it down for you!
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Hey that is AWESOME news I'm glad to hear about it!
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Old 06-16-2011, 09:26 PM   #13
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Hey that is AWESOME news I'm glad to hear about it!
Thanks! HEY, I have a question. I read in a GKTW info that International families get a seven-night stay. They listed Hawaii and Alaska as international. Would Puerto Rico be considered international?
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Have fun at Disneyland! That park is my home away from home. I have a Premium AP so I could go every day of the year if I wanted (and I would if I didn't have to go to school, LOL). Since I live only 40 minutes from Disney I go as often as I can. Let me know if you ever want anything from DLR/DCA. I can always pick it up and send it down for you!
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Hey! Yeah, we'll be leaving in 6 days tomorrow. We bought Annual Passes! LOL I would love that!

I'm going to disney world for my wish trip.
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Old 06-19-2011, 02:31 PM   #15
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Meeting with MAW wish granters in 2 days! I'll be posting pictures.
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