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  1. KaylaM

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    Thank you!

    I am good on the meds - its how I always do it. I am just concern about having enough room for everything returning since GKTW suggest have an extra bag for goodies. I thought too, I could just mail a box home. I am already at my limit with carry-ons probably, so I would need something big enough to safely check. It sounds like from what you are saying, that I should just pack in a duffle bag; although, the ones I have are not the best quality for checking.

    Back to the drawing board. I think I will just see if I can fit one in.
     
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  3. DelanaAndKyra

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    http://www.givekidstheworldstore.org/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=2127

    thats the one they have. I am packing one of my own but may end up getting this one instead anyway as the one im bringing wont have many trips left to it anyway
     
  4. KaylaM

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    Love it! We have one very similar to it, but pink and is the one I was thinking of packing, but just not crazy checking it as its so old. Hmmm. I might have to leave it behind to make me buy one of these. :) Thanks for the link... So glad you posted it...
     
  5. DelanaAndKyra

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    lol np! Try and sleep tonight :P when do you guys leave to come home?
     
  6. NEmel

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    Have a Wonderful trip!!:cheer2: Take or buy a bag, that way you can bring home all of your goodies and have plenty of room!
     
  7. NEmel

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    He is very handsome!! I'm jealous of your land and sea trip!! My son wished for a cruise and depending on how long we might try and stay longer! ;)
     
  8. blessedmom4

    blessedmom4 WE BELIEVE IN MIRACLES! ~~Nearly twice as many chi

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    Tim, I LOVED your update on your return to GKTW! Our wish now is to move to Florida and volunteer weekly at GKTW, it feels like home to us. What a blessing Noah's family was able to do that. We met a volunteer last year whom we saw on our return this past September who told us of a family from I believe Canada about to do that, I just didn't know it was Noah's family since that was before my time on the DIS. I am certain that is who she was talking about now.

    Welcome to all of the new folks and safe trips for all leaving shortly. The talk about if someone deserves or doesn't deserve a wish trip makes me just say this: if your child has been gifted a trip, enjoy it. EVERY SINGLE ONE of these children are tougher than most people and they have been through a lot, so have their families.

    As for the luggage discussion. We shipped back 5 boxes from GKTW in varying sizes and STILL needed the extra room in our suitcases. It wasn't the gifts from GKTW (those were scarce, I think because my children were older); however, we had LOTS of experiences and surprises and things added up quickly! FYI: There is a shipping facility near the Wal-mart at Bass Road my DH took the boxes to ship back home.
     
  9. vegomatic

    vegomatic Earning My Ears

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    :)

    Here is Liam with Jim Slater of the Winnipeg Jets . He's hiding his hair loss.

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    In the Jets locker room. He's the short one.

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    With the Stanley Cup. Have you figured out he's a hockey fan? :)

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    Raining down scorn on the opposition at a Jets game. This was the new Jets' home opener. We weren't sure he could make it to this game. His doctor decided an hour before game time that he was good to go. They unplugged his port, we went to the game, went back to the hospital, plugged back in to his port and we didn't miss a beat. Or the game.

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  10. angel's momma

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    Emmaswishtrip - Hope you had a wonderful time :)


    KaylaM - Have a wonderful trip :)


    vegomatic - Liam is a great looking kid :) So glad he was able to attend the game.
     
  11. lakinbum93

    lakinbum93 Earning My Ears

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    Have been enjoying everyone's posts about upcoming trips! We will be there from Nov 26-Dec 2. We had Kaston's surprise 10th birthday/MAW send-off party last night and it was awesome! We served donuts and rootbeer...his 2 favorite things ever!
    We also got our packet and I have a couple of questions...
    #1 We don't get in until 9:30 and probably to the village who knows when. Obviously we will miss orientation. Will they do an individual one for us when we get there or do we have to wait until 7:00 the NEXT night? We had planned on going to AK/HS but may not even have tickets to do so. Just trying to plan our first day there.
    #2 Does everyone in the family usually wear their MAW shirts on the flight there or just the Wish kid?
    #3 Shirts again...Which park is the best park for us ALL to wear our MAW shirts in? Should we have the wish child wear his at every park? We purchased an extra blue one for each of us.

    Also, I am considering bringing our city pins and postcards to give to the other kids we meet at the village. Is anyone that will be there the same time interested in trading postcards with us? We are collecting them for our US History class (we homeschool) and thought this might be sort of fun!

    So looking forward to this trip not only for our son, but our whole family! My husband works so hard and hasn't had a real non-working vacation in many many years. This is gonna be great!
     
  12. DelanaAndKyra

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    we will be there while you are there. love your postcard idea! we are from Canada so wouldnt help your US history but would love to trade non the less! We are getting our package on tuesday with all of our info and we were all thinking of wearnig the MAW ****s in the airport for sure to make it easier to keep together and may make security easier as well
     
  13. Nevada Jen

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    I have seen a few people mention buying MAW shirts. Can I ask where you are buying them from? So excited to see everyone who is headed out for their trips! I finally have the dates and order of the parks nailed down. Now I just need to make some dining reservations and figure out the matching outfits I will be subjecting my family to!

    Is there anywhere in Epcot we can eat that we will be able to watch the Illunimation show from? When we have gone in the past we have had trouble find a place where DD could actually see the show since she sits low to the ground in a wheelchair.
     
  14. kalimom6

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    I think I read somewhere that they have a morning, afternoon, and evening orientation. Or it might be morning (9) and evening. Not sure though.

    We will be arriving at GKTW village on Dec. 1. Our flight gets in around 230 and we are planning on just exploring the village for the rest of the day. We would love to do the post cards thing. How many should I bring? We are in Montana.
     
  15. DelanaAndKyra

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    Just found this in the village guide online.

    Orientation
    Please choose one of several options to join us:
    • Every morning at 9 a.m.
    • Each afternoon (check with Guest Services for the time that day)
    • Every evening at 7:45 p.m.
    Please make sure that a legal guardian attends a full orientation session in the House of Hearts.
    To better serve all of our families, we ask that only one adult attend orientation.
     
  16. angel's momma

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    Here you go :) Make A Wish Marketplace Note that the shirt price changes once you select a size.
     
  17. DelanaAndKyra

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    Trying to make a somewhat schedule and there seems to be so much going all the time im wondering for those that have been at GKTW what things were your favorite and a must?
     
  18. Nevada Jen

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    Yay!!!! Wish shirts ordered! Wondering how Kayla's trip is going! I hope her daughter is back to normal seizure-wise!
     
  19. jas792

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    we are being sponsored by marty lyons foiundtion ---can you wer make a wish shirts? or do different oraniations ? I tried starting a pretrip thred but it isnt showing here -- how do i do that thanks :)
     
  20. Lilfoot93

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    I haven't been on in a few days and trying to catch up! When I first joined last spring these boards were pretty quiet! Now they are filled with action! We have been busy getting my youngest ready for surgery... It's not even my heart kiddo having surgery! She has a growth in her ear that needs to be removed. Surgery is set for December 14th. I hope she is fully recovered by Christmas! Trev has been helping her prepare for surgery and they are both SO excited. Now her twin feels left out and wants a surgery of her own...


    I am SO glad that Liam is getting his wish!! He does deserve it for all that he has been through! I understand the emotions as it has been very emotional for me to do accept that Trev even qualifies.

    How exciting!! Depending on Star Wars Weekends we may be there the same time as you guys!

    I hope you guys have a magical time!

    I hope you guys are having a magical time and I can't wait to hear all about your trip!



    Jackie
     
  21. angel's momma

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