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Old 11-05-2012, 10:52 PM   #2431
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Yay for no lukemia! We went through a brain tumor care (one of many medical debacles that I try not to think about!) It was definately one of the lowest points in our journey.

We had the meeting with the wish granters and heard back that she got her wish for Disney World. Waiting to hear on dates but shooting for January because she really can't handle heat. I am kind of kicking myself because my kids both really want to stay at GKTW and we didn't make it part of our wish so I am worried they will put us up somewhere different which will be a letdown for both my kids I think.

Looking forward to getting to know everyone!
You should just contact your wish granters. It seems like most wish families stay at GKTW if they are doing a Disney World trip unless they asked to stay at a specific resort. I'm sure they would be able to tell you if that was the plan or if that could be arranged.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:33 PM   #2432
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Yay for no lukemia! We went through a brain tumor care (one of many medical debacles that I try not to think about!) It was definately one of the lowest points in our journey.

We had the meeting with the wish granters and heard back that she got her wish for Disney World. Waiting to hear on dates but shooting for January because she really can't handle heat. I am kind of kicking myself because my kids both really want to stay at GKTW and we didn't make it part of our wish so I am worried they will put us up somewhere different which will be a letdown for both my kids I think.

Looking forward to getting to know everyone!
We didn't make GKTW part of our wish either, but that's where we are staying! They said it just comes with the wish - unless you specifically wish for another resort that you have been wanting to stay at previously. So fingers crossed you get to stay there!
We are going in February since my youngest son can't do the heat well either. Looking forward to hearing more about your plans! And welcome once more!!
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:42 AM   #2433
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Thank you!! I can't wait to read about meeting the wish granters! So excited for your family!
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Great news!! Now the fun begins! I am a huge planner and waiting is not my strong point!
I'm a huge planner too, and I think it's going to be hard to adapt to MAW taking care of everything. While I'm very familiar with the theme parks & budget boards, a cruise is brand new territory, so I'm learning all sorts of new info on the cruise board. Angel's old enough now to have her own DIS profile, so she's getting to do her own research too.
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:04 AM   #2434
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MAW called today to confirm that Angel qualifies for a Wish. Said that her wish granters should contact us in a couple of weeks to set up a meeting date.

So glad to hear that Angel gets a wish! I can't wait to hear all about the planning and your trip. As for GKTW Trevor never specified that either and the wish grantors just told us that is where wish families stay. We go sometime in May. Still waiting on dates!

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Hello everyone! I just wanted to introduce myself. I am Jen and my daughter, Victoria, was just granted a wish trip! I am overwhelmed with all the information on here and not sure I will be able to figure out how to even jump in but I did want to thank everyone for all the participation here that gives us newbies so much good information. My personal goal is to not become addicted to this site!
so glad to hear that Victoria gets a wish! These boards have been amazing and everyone has been so helpful! Can't wait to hear all about her wish!

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Old 11-06-2012, 12:17 PM   #2435
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Wow - I've missed a lot! But I'm back now. And THRILLED to report that Matthew does NOT have leukemia like his transplant docs had previously thought. We are working with getting him better and his counts up. His energy is returning a little more every day, and I am grateful to have him up and running again.
Just wanted to extend a warm welcome to all the newbies out there! Let's go those PTR reports started up so we can do some reading! Congrats on all those that have met their wish granters recently. It's a great feeling. And I'm so excited to get back on the board and get back in the swing of things again. It will take me a few days to catch up on all the reports, but I will. I promise! I look forward to the evenings of looking at pictures, reading plans and just being excited for all.
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there is a new beasts castle which is a restraunt. we saw Gaston by there.
there is the new little mermaid ride which is very good if you are a fan and Ariels grotto where you can chat with ariel in private.

its the belle visit that is unique- and yet not an autograph kind of visit. you see her fathers workshop and go thru a magic mirror. then a cast member picks people to play part of the story of when beast and belle fell in love. the costumes are cardboard or plastic props to hold. they help you act out the story with belle. the take photos during and on exit with each actor with belle and you get a special photo pass card with all the photos. you can add it to your free photo pass at home so no worries. you can also take photos.

more and more of the charachters are inside so you really do need to consult a guide book or times guide to find them.

we barely got home and Molly was in the hospital but she is better now.
So sorry Molly wound up in the hospital, and glad she's better now. It's what I suspect may happen with our wish child, she'll go non stop for her wish, though I'll be trying to ensure she eats and rests, hoping she won't wind up quite sick by the end of the trip.

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We had the meeting with the wish granters and heard back that she got her wish for Disney World. Waiting to hear on dates but shooting for January because she really can't handle heat. I am kind of kicking myself because my kids both really want to stay at GKTW and we didn't make it part of our wish so I am worried they will put us up somewhere different which will be a letdown for both my kids I think.

Looking forward to getting to know everyone!
Exciting! That's what I like about the timing of our trip as well, cooler temps, as DD also does not do well in high temps, she wouldn't enjoy it as much for sure, and I'd spend much more time worrying about her. Hope you find out your dates soon.

Welcome to all the new folks - this is a great place for learning info. I occasionally browse other areas, such as the Family Section, but tend to stick around here mostly.
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:34 PM   #2436
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We leave on Sunday and I am flipping out!! LOL. I had a month where I kind of did that and then made myself take a step back and not worry about it. The past week, I've been pretty wound up. I want to just let the memories happen (that's actually how I roll) but then, I don't want to miss anything, either...though I know it's nearly impossible to see and do everything the first time around.

I updated E's PTR so I won't repeat my craziness here

We had our send-off party this past Sunday and I will get pics posted soon. Wish we didn't have to link to pix but I guess this forum's so big it would explode from all the pictures!! HAHAHA!! Speaking of, I need to go figure out the settings on my camera and clean off the memory cards. Photog friends, how do you store your pix?

EEEK! Back to packing before E gets back from school. HOLY COW! I can't believe we leave in 5 days!
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:12 PM   #2437
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Amy, I just read your entire PTR! Have fun on your trip!!!!

We got a handwritten card from our wish grantors today to Victoria saying they were so excited she had her dates. So I guess our dates are January 3 to 9. I really need to get planning! My husband is about ready to kill me if I mention the trip one more time but I am SOOOOOO excited.

Is there some way to find people who are traveling right around the time we are or who have kids similar to mine? I am having trouble keeping track of everyone. I saw a super cute wheel chair backpack someone made and meant to send a message asking where they got the pattern but now I can't for the life of me figure out who the person was!
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:46 PM   #2438
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This Thursday will be Alyssa's send-off party from Make-A-Wish and also marks 1 year in remission. No better way to celebrate! We leave on Saturday and I'm trying to get all of our last minute packing done.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:58 PM   #2439
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So glad to hear that Angel gets a wish! I can't wait to hear all about the planning and your trip.
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This Thursday will be Alyssa's send-off party from Make-A-Wish and also marks 1 year in remission. No better way to celebrate!
How wonderful that it's the same day.



Nevada Jen - how exciting to have dates, and so close too.



Who do I need to contact to find out about contributing to the Big Gives?
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:13 PM   #2440
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This Thursday will be Alyssa's send-off party from Make-A-Wish and also marks 1 year in remission. No better way to celebrate! We leave on Saturday and I'm trying to get all of our last minute packing done.
What a wonderful way to celebrate! I can't wait to hear all about your trip. I hope you guys have a magical time!

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Old 11-06-2012, 07:29 PM   #2441
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Yay for no lukemia! We went through a brain tumor care (one of many medical debacles that I try not to think about!) It was definately one of the lowest points in our journey.

We had the meeting with the wish granters and heard back that she got her wish for Disney World. Waiting to hear on dates but shooting for January because she really can't handle heat. I am kind of kicking myself because my kids both really want to stay at GKTW and we didn't make it part of our wish so I am worried they will put us up somewhere different which will be a letdown for both my kids I think.

Looking forward to getting to know everyone!
When we choose Disney World, we could only stay at GKTW. I was wanting to stay closer to the parks so we wouldn't have to do the shuttle / car thing, but they said, no, every wish child stays at GKTW and you won't regret it! So, I sure hope your chapter works the same way. I would ask just to make sure to put your mind at ease.

Good luck!
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:31 PM   #2442
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This Thursday will be Alyssa's send-off party from Make-A-Wish and also marks 1 year in remission. No better way to celebrate! We leave on Saturday and I'm trying to get all of our last minute packing done.
That is AWESOME!!! Have a WONDERFUL trip.
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We just received the welcome brochure from GKTW today, so I went on the website to the family area and saw the advertisement for ICE. Never heard of it til now. As soon as I saw the advertisement, I thought, "my daughter would love to see this. How awesome would that be". Reading a few lines into how when to book, it said, "dress appropriately for 9 degree temperatures in ICE". Then it gave details on how to dress, how they hand out coats, etc. I thought, even with appropriate clothing, my daughter still couldn't handle that and how uncomfortable that would be for her to sit through bundled up. Yes, I can see how fun that would be, but not for my daughter. So, now I am disappointed we can't see it.

Sorry to vent!! I just really dislike when I come across something that I know my daughter would love, but then we hit a brick wall that makes her not be able to see/do.
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Even though my daughter loves my mom, I decided that it was best for my daughter if it was just her and I. That way I could focus completely on her and not worry about my mom and

I really want to plan everything or at least have a list so my daughter doesn't miss anything at all. I am trying to treat this as a once in a lifetime trip, but am getting no where with the planning. LOL! Not knowing everything makes it really tough to.

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I did not take my mom or another adult for the same sort of reasons.

I urge you to plan so you know what the menu of options is, understand them thouroughly AND then go with the flow and pick and let go of stuff as you have fun. Pick a couple must dos and then enjoy the shoulds, ought tos and let go when something else catches your attention.
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WOW so many of you are going on your trips soon! Hope everyone has a blast! Here is one of the many shirts I am making for Carter! Don't mind the stain, he left a little lunch behind!

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