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Old 06-12-2012, 08:01 PM   #1276
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The phone call we have been waiting on came yesterday
We will have a meeting with MAW this Sat. in Huntsville, AL. Do you think it will be a problem to wait for a time closer to Emma's b-day in March to go on her wish trip? That is also spring break for next school year. I just want to try to not miss a whole lot of school. Everyone's input would be VERY helpful so thanks in advance.
Our wish grantor's had us pick 3 possible dates.

HOWEVER - for whatever reason, our MAW chapter has a policy to not schedule wishes near a holiday. So, our first possible date (Christmas vacation) was nixed, as was our second (spring break, because it ran into Easter). Not all chapters have this policy, but it would be good to know if yours does so you pick dates that will work the first time.
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Old 06-13-2012, 03:33 PM   #1277
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Hi! My name is Charolott, and I'm Talia's mom. Talia has the late infantile version of Batten's disease, and we just got our welcome letter from Make-a-wish! We have an appointment with them on Monday (we live far from the office). I'm married to Link, Talia's Daddy, and I'm also Reno's mom, Talia's extra super helpful 17 year old brother. Talia can no longer communicate effectively (she can laugh, smile, and cry, but it's when she wants to, not when you want her to), so we want to wish for Disneyworld and the Give Kids The World experience. I don't know if that will work out because we live in CA and the lady on the phone at maw said that most kids who can't communicate only get sent to DisneyLand because they don't know the difference between california and florida. It's really the GKTW part that makes the difference though, so I'm hoping they will make an exception. We'll know more Monday. I've love snooping around on here and reading all the happy stories though, I'll post pictures soon, at work right now, better get off of here!
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:02 PM   #1278
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wish granters!

the wish granters came tonight to do the interview so our journey has begun!

Just need to wait for approval and dates


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Old 06-13-2012, 11:52 PM   #1279
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the wish granters came tonight to do the interview so our journey has begun!

Just need to wait for approval and dates


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Old 06-14-2012, 10:47 AM   #1280
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I made our first dining reservation for Sarah's trip yesterday...makes the planning start to get a little more exciting We are traveling in about five months, so plenty of time to get everything organized! I was wondering if Maroo is still on this board, or if anyone else has a spread sheet similar to hers? I read on quite a few PTRs that it was a helpful planning tool
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Old 06-14-2012, 03:10 PM   #1281
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the wish granters came tonight to do the interview so our journey has begun!

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Thats awesome !!
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:30 PM   #1282
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shallow sounding question

This sounds super shallow-please dont take it that way. Molly's 13 year old sister is coming on the trip. Can anyone tell me if teen siblings get gifts from give kids the world and if so what? Molly really has a hard time with her sister NOT getting somethig and she even asked her wish granters to help her do something special for her sister on the trip. If gktw does not give teens gifts I will probably collect some things to leave as gifts for her sister.

thanks for any help you can give me
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:36 PM   #1283
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This sounds super shallow-please dont take it that way. Molly's 13 year old sister is coming on the trip. Can anyone tell me if teen siblings get gifts from give kids the world and if so what? Molly really has a hard time with her sister NOT getting somethig and she even asked her wish granters to help her do something special for her sister on the trip. If gktw does not give teens gifts I will probably collect some things to leave as gifts for her sister.

thanks for any help you can give me
rom what i have herd they get something at the Christmas party , They get to make a pillow and they villa gifts are for the hole family ... Hope it helps some There is a walmart down the road if you want to pick up extra disney type stuff at low prices
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This sounds super shallow-please dont take it that way. Molly's 13 year old sister is coming on the trip. Can anyone tell me if teen siblings get gifts from give kids the world and if so what? Molly really has a hard time with her sister NOT getting somethig and she even asked her wish granters to help her do something special for her sister on the trip. If gktw does not give teens gifts I will probably collect some things to leave as gifts for her sister.

thanks for any help you can give me
Yes, her sister will receive gifts. Both will be able to make a pillow, get a gift from Santa at the Winter Wonderland party, and the gift givers will leave gifts for both children.
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:29 PM   #1285
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This sounds super shallow-please dont take it that way. Molly's 13 year old sister is coming on the trip. Can anyone tell me if teen siblings get gifts from give kids the world and if so what? Molly really has a hard time with her sister NOT getting somethig and she even asked her wish granters to help her do something special for her sister on the trip. If gktw does not give teens gifts I will probably collect some things to leave as gifts for her sister.

thanks for any help you can give me
Not shallow at all .. it's good to be prepared !

This sort of made me laugh remembering the Christmas party and the ladies at the toy cart were trying to get Jeremy to choose a gift and when he said "no thank you" they said "it's ok .. all kids get a gift" and then he says "but I'm 20 years old !!" and they were like "Ohhhhh !!" and we all laughed.
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teen at GKTW continued

are there gifts a 13 year old girl would want?
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:17 AM   #1287
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are there gifts a 13 year old girl would want?
They have games appropriate for her age. I think it was Bop It and Catch Phrase ? Or something similar.
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C.a.r.e.s ?

Has any one used a cares before ? Dose any one know where i can rent or borrow one . Are MAW trip will be are only time we fly so I really dont want to but 1 to use 2 times ..
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:05 PM   #1289
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I'm so excited! We had our intial interview with MAW in Bakersfield,CA. Talia was on her best reponsive behavior and the lady agreed that DW and GKTW was a good choice for us! Yay! So signed a few papers and just waiting on approval and dates. We can't wait, I was hoping we could get out of CA. I was going to take pics of Talia at the MAW office, but her little office was packed with fundraiser stuff and I know I don't like my stuff posted when it's a mess, so I'll have to wait for wish related pictures, but here's a picture of Talia anyway.

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Old 06-19-2012, 11:09 AM   #1290
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We talked to our volunteer wish grantors last night, and they are planning Gabby's wish presentation party for July 7 or 8.

I won't get any details until then.

The countdown is getting FOR REAL, though, the girls announce the number of days left every.single.day., multiple times. I think my husband is losing his mind with the 4 of us giggling over numbers every day.
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