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Old 08-26-2008, 10:43 AM   #1
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My son's Make-A-Wish trip t



This is my first time here, so if it's a little off I apologize. One of my good friends told me about this place and I'm here to try it out for the first time. I've read a few other posts, but never responded to any of them.

My name is Shavone Duquette, we live in GA. I'm 26 years old, my husband is Jason Duquette, he's 26 as well. We have 2 wonderful little boys. Jeremiah is 4 and Ethan is 3. This is my story of how I ended up here on the dis boards.

Here's the story. My youngest son (3) was born with a lot of heart problems and other problems. Throughout his 3 years we've gotten nothing but bad news from the doctors and specialist and other people he's had to see. In April of 2008 my husband and I were watching a race and saw that a boy was granted a wish from the Make A Wish foundation. Their information was posted all over the screen, so I decided to look into it that night. Well, you had to be a certain age and have a life threatening disease, well in my mind my son does have a life threatening disease, because of all the surgeries that he goes through we never know if he's going to make it. So I filled out all the information that they requested and went about watching the race. Two weeks later I recieved an email from one of the workers and it said that I would be getting a phone call within a few weeks to ask some questions and to get some paper work filled out. I got the phone call and answered the questions and the next day I got the paper work that was to be filled out. I filled the paper work out and had it in the mail the next day. A few weeks went by and I recieved some information in the mail telling us who our Wish Volunteers would be and that they would be contacting me shortly to schedule a visit. Things happened and one of the volunteers we were given went MIA, so we got another one and our meeting was scheduled a few days before Ethan's 13th surgery in July. At the meeting they discussed our options and asked Ethan what he wanted to wish for and what his favorite color was. He liked them. They are very nice people. Ethan's wish was to go to Disney World. I've never been and neither have my children. My husband used to go all the time when he was a little kid so he doesn't count LOL I recieved an email from one of the volunteers letting us know that Ethan was approved medically to travel to Disney World I was so excited. Our trip is going to be 6 days 7 nights. We're not sure where we're staying yet, but we do know that we're flying. My kids are very excited about all of this. Ethan asks everyday if we're leaving yet to go to Disney World. My husband keeps telling me that this type of stuff is what you only see on TV and it never happens to anybody else but the ones on TV. Well, it's happening to us and we're all very excited to go. It's my first time there as well as my son's first time. If there is any advice that you could give us I'd be greatly appreciative for it. Thanks.

This is Ethan and the spica cast he was in for 6 months


This is Ethan and his brother Jeremiah on a camping trip.


This is Ethan and his brother playing in the mudd.

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Old 08-26-2008, 10:59 AM   #2
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Hey Shavone!! I'm here!! I'm glad you started this PTR. This is going to be such a special time for you and your family and everyone here on DIS is so friendly and helpful. I hope you get lots of readers. You might want to post a link to your PTR over on the other thread I gave you to get them to come over here too. I'm sure they would love to read along. And don't forget to post some pictures of everyone when you get your post count high enough
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Old 08-26-2008, 11:14 AM   #3
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lol

How do you make a ticker of how long it will be before we leave for Disney?
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great news for all of u, go and enjoy those little guys!!
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Old 08-26-2008, 11:23 AM   #5
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How do you make a ticker of how long it will be before we leave for Disney?
I didn't realize you asked here but I know I just told you on Yahoo. I'm psychic....or psychotic....
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Old 08-26-2008, 11:36 AM   #6
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lol yer so silly
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Old 08-26-2008, 11:45 AM   #7
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yeah, Just a little
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Old 08-26-2008, 12:54 PM   #8
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Hi, I'm Cheri, Carla's online/DIS buddy. (but we've also met in person once)

What a great story! You are going to have such a great time!!!!

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Hope everything goes well!
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Thanks. That's awesome that you've met in person. Carla is a wonderful friend to me. I'm hoping this will be an experience my kids and myself will never forget.
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Hi, I'm Cheri, Carla's online/DIS buddy. (but we've also met in person once)

What a great story! You are going to have such a great time!!!!

Welcome to the world of Pre-trips!
Hey Cheri, glad you made it over. I knew I could count on some of you to give Shavone a warm welcome and come over to check out her report.
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Thanks. That's awesome that you've met in person. Carla is a wonderful friend to me. I'm hoping this will be an experience my kids and myself will never forget.
awww thanks it surely will be an experiance that you and your kids will never ever forget. You're going to have a blast!
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and look at that...she figured out how to edit her first post and add pictures. YOu know we want to see pictures of you and Jason too! hehe
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I am going to go and read your story now
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Old 08-26-2008, 10:32 PM   #15
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What Sweet little boys you have


I love the pictures of them being boys in the mud


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