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Make a Wish (and other organizations) - Wish Trippers UNITE! Volume SIX!

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  1. maroo

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    This is Volume SIX of the Wish Trippers Community Thread!

    First, Welcome to the WISH TRIPPERS thread!! :)

    This thread is devoted to families that are planning and going on Wish Trips! This thread is designed to be a place where you can ask questions about your wish trips, get some information about wish trips and gain general support from some Mom's and Dad's that really understand what life with a special needs child is like.

    If you are new to the DISboards - Welcome!!

    If you are new, scroll down to post #2 on this thread (just below on this page) and you will find lots of information designed just for our new friends!

    Frequently Asked Questions are answered below in POST 2!


    We also welcome anyone else to the thread, too! Even you lurkers out there. ;)




    The original thread can be found here: Wish Trippers...Unite! VOLUME ONE

    And Volume TWO can be found here:
    Wish Trippers ...Unite! VOLUME TWO

    And Volume THREE can be found here:
    Wish Trippers...Unite! Volume THREE

    And Volume FOUR can be found here:
    Wish Trippers...Unite! Volume FOUR

    And Volume FIVE can be found here:
    Wish Trippers...Unite! Volume FIVE





    Wendygrace started this thread concept in 2007 to serve as a place where families planning Make-A-Wish trips could come and share stories, pictures, information, and just life! Thank you so much, Wendygrace, because many of us have become friends through your original thread!

    So...let's keep the thread going...


    Many of these families have chosen to write a trip report and you can find the links to many Wish Trip Reports right here: (This list includes many of the trips linked in Volumes One and beyond!!)


    WE are HOME! Trip Reports!!

    2004
    Amazing Grace's Wish Trip (links)-MAW/GKTW-Late June 04

    2007
    Wendygrace's Wish Trip - MAW/GKTW - Late June 07 Great pictures, magical moments! The founder of this thread wrote this one!


    5dwarves' Wish Trip - Magic Moments/GKTW-August 07 Uber planner! Live report from Disney! Followed by a day by day report with pictures!

    LeeLee2U's Wish Trip - Texas Wishing Well/Beach Club - September 07 Note they stayed at the Beach Club (Texas Wishing Well Funded Trip). This trip report includes hints for wheelchairs (manual push chair)

    Bill Lin's Wish Trip - MAW/GKTW - September 07 Good index! Has a wealth of advice for Wish Trippers that has been linked on this Wish Trippers Unite thread!

    Who'syourMickey's Wish Trip-Dream Factory/GKTW - September 07 Dream Factory trip. Good index! Great allergies information! Good info re: GKTW villas. TR is unfinished, though.


    iluvmickeymouse!'s Wish Trip-MAW/GKTW-Oct.23-31, 2007 Great TR! Lots of pics. Very detailed. Lots of character interaction. Complete with Photopass pics!




    **** Update - I have been off the DIS for a while and am now actively looking for someone to pass this thread on to...Maybe a wish parent out there...or a Moderator on this board...or someone else that is interested in Wish Trips and has some time to organize these trips. If you are interested, please PM me! Thanks!! :)




    2008
    Eeyore's Mom's Wish Trip - MAW/GKTW - Jan 18-25, 2008 Completed Trip Report to Day 3

    Queenie122's Wish Trip-MAW/GKTW-May10-20, 2008 Done through first day

    lotferg's Wish Trip-MAW/GKTW-May 19-24, 2008 About half finished

    GoofyDoo's Wish Trip MAW/GKTW July 29-Aug 4, 08 ** FINISHED!

    PatMcDuck's Wish Trip - DISNEYLAND - Aug 08 ** FINISHED!

    HeatherN's Wish Trip August 2-8, 2008 ** FINISHED!

    Robin+5's Wish Trip August 16-23 ** FINISHED!

    laurenmama's Wish Trip Aug 19-25, 08 Pre-Trip Report, but no trip report

    mistymouse5001's Trip Report MAW/GKTW Sept 5-11, 08 ** FINISHED

    bigdisgrandma's Grandparent Trip Report Sept 10-16, 08 MAW/GKTW Extended Family Sept 10-16 Pre-Trip report, TR through day 2 (includes Christmas at GKTW)

    NicoleDisneyFan's Wish Trip Sept. 22-27, 08 Done through Day 1

    Maroo (Lauren) Wish Trip Report! Oct 3-9, 08 MAW/Contemporary Resort ** FINISHED!

    hogansteph (Keyan) Wish Trip - Oct 15 - 20, 08 MAW/GKTW (Disboards thread) (See BLOG link below for Trip Report!)
    hogansteph (Keyan) Wish Trip BLOG! Trip Starts Posting in October! ** FINISHED! TR is on their BLOG

    duquette (Ethan) Wish Trip - Nov 1 - 7, 08 MAW/GKTW ** FINISHED!

    Lambflock's Wish Trip - Nov. 6-12 MAW/GKTW

    oklamomof4boys' Wish Trip MAW Nov. 16-22, 08 ** FINISHED!

    bex271 (Jonah) MAW/GKTW Nov 20-26, 08 :littleangel: Jonah Passed away March 13, 2009

    zeppy68 (Ian) Wish Trip Nov 23-29, 08 MAW/GKTW

    twinmum's (Mark) Trip Report Starlight Starbright Foundation of CANADA/GKTW Nov 08

    khalana (Lydia) Wish Trip - Dec 5 - 12, 08 Rainbow Society of Canada/GKTW

    AmberGreenawalt (Sebastian) Wish Trip - Dec 6-14, 08 MAW/GKTW

    hotmamac's Wish Trip MAW/GKTW Dec.13-19,08

    LuvGoing2Disney7's Wish Trip - Dec.17-23,08 MAW/GKTW ** FINISHED!

    OneBlessedFamily (Samuel) Wish Trip - Dec 17 - Jan 3 (08-09) MAW/GKTW


    2009

    munch704 (Morgan) Wish Trip Jan 1 - 7, 09 Starlight/Embassy Suites!

    iu97alum (Emily) Wish Trip - Jan 18 - 22, 09 MAW/CRUISE!

    mom2lilnick (Nick) Wish Trip MAW/GKTW Jan 19-25, 09

    llurgy (Becca) Wish Trip Jan 21 - 27, 09 MAW/GKTW

    camarks1234 (AJ) Wish Trip - Feb 1 - 5, 09 MAW/CRUISE!

    mindymouse1 (Clint) Wish Trip Feb 9 - Feb 15, 2009 MAW/GKTW

    macntosh (Mya) Wish Trip - Feb 21 - 28, 09 MAW/GKTW
    Link to Trip Report: Mya Wish Trip Report ** FINISHED!


    tinytreasures (Jason) Wish Trip - Feb 22 - 28, 09 MAW/GKTW
    Trip Report Link: Jason's Wish Trip - the Trip Report! ** FINISHED!

    LoveTheseKids (Kate) Wish Trip - Last week in Feb MAW/GKTW


    ndloewen (Noah) Wish Trip End Feb - early March, 2009 Children's Wish Foundation :littleangel: Noah Passed away on July 29, 2009
    Noah's Blog for Updates on Noah: http://www.noahgrantjohn.blogspot.com/
    Noah's Blog for the TRIP REPORT! http://noahswishtrip.blogspot.com/

    Muttshouse (Elsa) Wish Trip March 24 - 29 MAW/GKTW

    dmbfan (Jakob) Wish Trip March 28 - April 3, 2009 MAW/GKTW (This is the pre-trip report)
    Jake's Wish Trip - This is the TRIP REPORT! ** FINISHED!

    Tamraj (Jessica) Wish Trip March 31 - April 5, 2009

    BeckySob (Piper) Wish PRETrip April 9 - 15, 2009 MAW/GKTW
    BeckySob (Piper) POST Trip Report! ** FINISHED! (but pictures are "inactive" - so no pictures)

    queengonzo (Matthew) Wish Trip - April 18 - 24, 2009 MAW/GKTW
    Matthew's Wish Trip Report - On their BLOG - GO TO APRIL 18, 2009 to see it. :) ** FINISHED on blog!

    LittleWarriorsMom (Marenna) Wish Trip - April 23 - April 29, 2009 MAW/GKTW
    LittleWarriorsMom (Marenna) Wish Trip REPORT! It started!!! ** FINISHED!

    tbelfonti (Olivia) Wish Trip - April 27 - May 2 ** FINISHED!

    WishMom09 (Caleb) Wish Trip - May 9 - May 15, 2009 ** FINISHED!

    daddyto8 (Micah) Wish Trip - May 15-21 MAW/GKTW ** FINISHED!

    mlbarbian (Luke) Wish Trip - May 16-22, 2009 MAW/GKTW

    josabbimommy (Joseph) Wish Trip - May 22-28th, 2009 MAW/GKTW ** FINISHED!

    kmparrish5 (Bailee) Wish Trip - May 23 - 29, 2009 MAW/GKTW ** FINISHED!

    Andreaswish (Andrea) Wish Trip - June 8 - 13, 2009 MAW/GKTW ** FINISHED!

    keetmommy (Emma) Wish Trip - June 15 - 21, 2009
    Trip Report: Emma Wish Trip Report ** FINISHED!

    bellaririsa (Malia) Wish Trip - June 15 - 21, 2009 MAW/GKTW

    Lisarh (Kali) Wish Trip - June 17 - 21, 2009

    sammie girl (Lexi) Wish Trip - June 18 - 24, 2009 Dream Factory/GKTW ** FINISHED!

    merneric (Sam) Wish Trip - June 22 - 28, 2009 MAW/GKTW ** FINISHED!

    AJ's Magical Wish Trip - A Post-Trip Report - June 30-July 5, 2009 MAW/GKTW

    myasma (Mya) Wish Trip - July 17 - 23, 2009 MAW/GKTW ** FINISHED! :littleangel: Mya passed away on April 8, 2010

    tastycollector Wish Trip DisneyLAND July 18 - 28, 2009
    Trip Report: Wish Trip REPORT! DisneyLAND! ** FINISHED!

    Matt1056 (Lucas) Wish Trip - MAW/GKTW September 5-11, 2009
    GUEST Trip Report: Lucas - One Magical Morning - Written by Maroo ** FINISHED! (partial TR - covers one morning)

    Corrine 1973 (Liam) Wish Trip - Sept 13 - 19, 2009 MAW/GKTW
    Trip Report: Liam Wish Trip Report

    terry (Richard) Make a Wish Trip - Sept 26 - Oct 2, 2009 MAW/GKTW

    Hurwitzfamily04 (Jayden) Make a Wish Trip Sept 26 - October 2, 2009 MAW/GKTW

    Somer (Jozlynn) Wish Trip - October 2-8, 2009 *WISH FLIGHT!*

    Mickydees (Collin) Wish Trip - October 10 - 16, 2009 MAW/GKTW ** FINISHED!

    wkualum (Mikaela) Wish Trip - October 10-16, 2009 MAW/GKTW
    Trip Report BLOG: http://mikaelamadeawish.blogspot.com/ ** FINISHED!

    ahkeela (Azaria) Wish Trip - MAW/GKTW October 20 - 28, 2009

    MomTo4+More (Deyki) Wish Trip November 1-7, 2009 MAW/GKTW

    2specialkids (Nikolas "Boo") Wish Trip November 2-8, 2009 MAW/GKTW

    CrystalSnow (Melia) Wish Trip November 10-16, 2009 MAW/GKTW

    kdzbear (Tyler) Wish Trip - November 20-25, 2009 Dream Factory/All Star Sports (ASSp) ** FINISHED!

    cleostar09 (Saundria) Wish Trip Coming VERY soon!!

    Soon2B4 (Aidan) Wish Trip - November 29-December 5, 2009 MAW/GKTW

    thatkid (Alyssa) Wish Trip - December 2-9, 2009 MAW/GKTW
    Alyssa's TRIP REPORT! ** FINISHED!

    StefaniLyn (Bella) Wish Trip December 3-12, 2009 MAW/GKTW
    Trip Report: Bella's Trip Report!

    Savannah's Mami (Savannah) Wish Trip December 8-14, 2009 MAW/GKTW
    Savannah's Trip Report - LINK TO BLOG You will need to go back to January 2010 to get the Wish Trip Report. :) ** FINISHED!

    chrissid7 (Alyssa) Wish Trip December 10-16, 2009 MAW/GKTW

    pacrosby (Matty) Wish Trip December 10-16, 2009 MAW/GKTW
    Trip Report: Matty's Trip Report
    Mini Report: Maroo's version of Matty's Night with the Gingerbread Men





    2010

    momma mouse (Sloan) Wish Trip Jan 23-30, 2010 Dream Factory/GKTW

    pipersmom (Piper) Wish Trip MAW/GKTW March 2-8, 2010
    Piper's Trip Report: I'm Not Riding THAT! A Trip With Character! Piper's Wish Trip 3/2-8

    Thumper321 (Aidan) Wish Trip MAW March 1-7, 2010
    Aidan's TRIP REPORT!

    Momofwishkid (Gavin) Wish Trip March 3-9, 2010 MAW/GKTW
    Gavin's TRIP REPORT!

    alaskanabbott (James) Wish Trip March 16, 2010 Wish Upon a North Star/GKTW
    The Trip Report:James's Trip Report!

    maryrn11168 (Brian) Wish Trip MAW/CRUISE March 27-April 3, 2010

    noahsketomom (Noah) Wish Trip April 7-13, 2010 MAW/GKTW
    Trip Report: Noah's Wish Trip - Trip Report

    kellyw8863 (Ali) Wish Trip April 19 - 26, 2010 MAW/GKTW
    Ali TRIP REPORT!

    yinyanggirls (Phoebe) Wish Trip April 17-30, 2010 MAW/GKTW
    The Trip Report!:Phoebe Trip Report

    pnutallergymom (Brigitte) Wish Trip April 23-May 5, 2010 MAW/Animal Kingdom Lodge

    Mtopher3 (Ashley) Wish Trip MAW/CRUISE May 9 - 13, 2010

    NVDadof3 (Seth) Wish Trip MAW/GKTW May 19-25, 2010

    wishin'_on_a_star (Catherine) Wish Trip MAW/GKTW May 17-23, 2010
    Trip Report!: Catherine's Trip Report!

    TTomlinson (Tyler) Wish Trip MAW/GKTW End of May, 2010

    momto4greatkids (Keith) Wish Trip MAW June 12-18, 2010 MAW/GKTW

    wish_upon_a_star35 (Chase) Wish Trip MAW/GKTW June 23-29, 2010
    Trip Report!: Chase TRIP REPORT!

    The3DsMommy (Derek) Wish Trip MAW/GKTW June 30 - July 6, 2010

    cantwaittoseemickey (Ty) Wish Trip July 10-16, 2010 MAW/GKTW
    Trip Report: Ty's Trip Report!

    Laurensmom2004 (Lauren) Wish Trip July 11 - 17, 2010 MAW/GKTW
    Trip Report: Lauren's Trip Report!

    Adrismommy (Adri) Wish Trip MAW/GKTW July 17-23, 2010

    casper_jj11 (Sydney) Wish Trip Children's Wish Foundation of Canada/GF August 7-17, 2010
    Trip Report: Sydney's Trip Report!

    balloondoggie (Kayla) TRIP REPORT - This was live on their blog - LIVE starting 9/5/2010!

    Haybuggsmom (Haylee) Wish Trip Toby's Dream Foundation/GKTW Dates Sept 18-25, 2010

    pouty_tink (Kaylin) Wish Trip Dream Come True/GKTW September 20-26, 2010

    kayrasen333 (Jackson) Wish Trip MAW/GKTW Sept 26-Oct 2, 2010

    kissesbykim (Tyler) Wish Trip MAW/GKTW TRIP REPORT!!!!

    J'sMum (J) Wish Trip Dream Factory/GKTW October 2010

    Love_Monkey (Rachael) Whis Trip MAW/GKTW October 1-7, 2010 **Wish Flight!!**

    ktcwinmommy (Kira) Wish Trip GKTW October 3-9, 2010

    jen-y (Nicky) Wish Trip Dreams Come True/GKTW Oct 6-17, 2010

    kissesbykim (Tyler) Wish Trip MAW/GKTW Oct 6-12, 2010

    syammt (Madison) Wish Trip Special Wish Foundation/GKTW Oct 26 - Nov 1, 2010

    rcq925 (Hayley) Wish Trip MAW/GKTW November 14-20, 2010

    LydRos (Madison) Wish Trip MAW/GKTW November 14-20, 2010

    mjarecki (Michael) Wish Trip MAW/GKTW November 15-21, 2010

    masonbsc (Haden) Wish Trip MAW/GKTW November 27-December 4, 2010

    icecreamforbreakfast (Joey) Wish Trip MAW/GKTW November 28-December 5, 2010
    TRIP REPORT!! **FINISHED

    that's nice (Juliana (aka: Ana)) Wish Trip MAW/GKTW December 1-7, 2010
    TRIP REPORT!!

    owensdad (Owen) Wish Trip MAW/GKTW December 6-13, 2010

    Bearshouse (Alexander) Wish Trip MAW/GKTW December 11-17, 2010

    4monkeys (Allison) Wish Trip MAW/GKTW (Harry Potter focus! :)) December 12-18, 2010
    TRIP REPORT!!!!

    Emilyswish (Emily) Wish Trip MAW/GKTW December 27 - January 1, 2011






    2011

    Manymosi (Wendy) Wish Trip MAW/Wilderness Lodge! January 22-28, 2011

    lawblond7 (Jake) Wish Trip MAW/GKTW January 28 - Feb 3, 2011

    katieswish (Katie) Wish Trip A Wish Come True/GKTW Jan 2011

    fulseasmama (Chelsea) Wish Trip MAW/GKTW Feb 1-7, 2011
    TRIP REPORT!!

    hollie1974 (Lily) Wish Trip MAW/GKTW Feb 6-12, 2011

    Redwavess (Mallory) Wish Trip ??MAW/GKTW Feb 19-25, 2011 **FINISHED (includes TR!)

    Joshay2234 (Haylie) Wish Trip MAW/GKTW February 20-26, 2011

    kailatilear (Abby) Wish Trip MAW/GKTW Feb 24-March 2, 2011

    Glo's Wish (Gloria Joy) Wish Trip MAW/GKTW end of Feb 2011

    luvmygrlz3 (Khelsey) Wish Trip MAW/GKTW March 3-9, 2011

    CeraMomof3 (Mila) Wish Trip MAW/GKTW March 3 - 11, 2011

    blessed03 (Carter) Wish Trip MAW/?? March 5-11, 2011

    my2girlsrock (Taylor) Wish Trip MAW/GKTW March 13 - 19, 2011

    Mom2mitokids (Korissa) Wish Trip MAW/GKTW March 13-23, 2011
    TRIP REPORT!!

    MitoDadMO (Kade) Wish Trip MAW/GKTW March 16-22, 2011 :littleangel: Kade Passed away on October 14, 2011.

    jwallaceent (Brooke) Wish Trip MAW/GKTW March 23-29, 2011

    jj0plin (Elliot) Wish Trip MAW/GKTW March 31 - April 8, 2011

    HeatherSP (Lhea) Wish Trip MAW/GKTW April 15 - 21, 2011
    TRIP REPORT!!


    brookerene (Kaleb) Wish Trip MAW/GKTW April 18-24, 2011


    Mom2Miracles ("Peanut") Wish Trip CWF/GKTW end of April/first part of May, 2011

    LVMom23 (Hannah) Wish Trip! April 23-29, 2011 MAW/GKTW

    mawmay2011 (Brooke) Wish Trip! May 2-9, 2011 MAW/GKTW

    andys_wish (Andy) Wish Trip! May 6-12, 2011 MAW/GKTW

    rosieari9197 (Ari) Wish Trip! May 9-15, 2011 MAW/GKTW

    mommy2girlswv (January) Wish Trip May 6 - May 12, 2011 MAW/??
    TRIP REPORT!!

    tinytreasures (Avy) Wish Trip May 18-24, 2011 MAW/GKTW

    evsmama30 (Evan) Wish Trip May 19 - 24, 2011 Sunshine Foundation/Dream Village

    shruley "Gabriella" (name changed to protect privacy for the family) Wish Trip! MAW/GKTW Trip Report In Progress!! :)

    Perrinsmommy (Perrin) Wish Trip! June 2-9, 2011 MAW/GKTW

    Tonyababyrn (Trace) Wish Trip! June 8-14, 2011 MAW/GKTW

    alexwyn (Hamilton) Wish Trip! June 14-20, 2011 MAW/GKTW

    mysevendwarfs (Bridget) Wish Trip! June 27 - July 3, 2011 MAW/GKTW

    Happy_Dreams1's Wish Trip! (Claudia) August 2011 MAW/GKTW

    chelleydi77 (Madison) Wish Trip! Aug 21 - 25, 2011 MAW/CRUISE - Disney Dream!

    angeque143 (Eva) Wish Trip! Sept 6-12, 2011 MAW/GKTW

    mom2pixies (Brooke) Wish Trip! Sept 8 - 15, 2011 MAW/GKTW

    vegaangel82 (Gabriella) Wish Trip! Sept 10-17, 2011 MAW/CRUISE!!

    jessiebean (Micah) Wish Trip! Sept 18-24, 2011 MAW/GKTW

    princessmamaof5 (Mackenzie) Wish Trip! Sept 12-18, 2011 MAW/GKTW

    Em'swish (Emily) Wish Trip! Sept 24-30, 2011 MAW/GKTW

    disneymomma01 (Katelyn) Wish Trip! Oct 1-7, 2011 Dream Factory/GKTW

    danut (Brendan) Wish Trip! October 9-15, 2011 MAW/GKTW?

    blessedmom4 (Lisa) Wish Trip MAW/GKTW Oct 13-23, 2011
    TRIP REPORT! ** FINISHED!

    katieb4 (Gabbie) Wish Trip! Oct 14-Oct 20, 2011 MAW/???

    shellyplus4 (Mattie) Wish Trip! October 23-29, 2011 MAW/GKTW

    Owensheart (Owen) Wish Trip! December 4-14, 2011 MAW/GKTW
    TRIP REPORT!! ** FINISHED!

    kimmg ('E') Wish Trip! December 5-11 MAW/GKTW

    sgarrity (DeAnna) Wish Trip! December 20-January 1, 2012 MAW/GKTW




    2012

    starienite (Devon) Wish Trip! MAW/GKTW February 16, 2012
    TRIP REPORT!!

    nesser1961 (Keira) Wish Trip! MAW/GKTW February 27 - March 4, 2012
    TRIP REPORT!! **FINISHED!

    Moodyzblue (Jayden) Wish Trip! April 4-15, 2012
    TRIP REPORT!!

    lorasmom (Gabby) Wish Trip! MAW/GKTW July 12-18, 2012

    mdfalls (Spencer) Wish Trip! MAW/GKTW August 15, 2012

    rx774 (Christian) Wish Trip! MAW/DisneyLAND August 2012 ***This is the TRIP REPORT!!***

    jmerchlinsky (John) Wish Trip! MAW/GKTW Oct 1-7, 2012

    ElishaConway (Aidan) Wish Trip! MAW/GKTW October 7, 2012

    mom2ajnm (Nathaniel) Wish Trip! **GOING TO NYC!** Dream Factory/New York, NY! October 8-15, 2012


    GavandGraciesMommy (Gavin) Wish Trip! MAW/GKTW October 14, 2012

    Momtokcc (Cade) Wish Trip! MAW/GKTW Oct 20 - 26, 2012

    connie005 (Amanda) Wish Trip! MAW/GKTW October 21, 2012
    TRIP REPORT VIDEO ON YOU TUBE: Amanda's Wish Trip Video

    Mama2Josh (Josh) Wish Trip! MAW/GKTW October 29 - Nov 4, 2012

    Threeboysandachickie (Luke) Wish Trip! MAW/GKTW November 2-11, 2012

    alyssaswish (Alyssa) Wish Trip! MAW/GKTW Nov 10-18, 2012

    Emmaswishtrip (Emma) Wish Trip! MAW/GKTW November 10-16, 2012

    aym4Him (Ethan) Wish Trip! MAW/GKTW November 11-17, 2012

    sarsop524 (Sarah) Wish Trip! MAW/GKTW November 18-24, 2012

    lakinbum93 (Kaston) Wish Trip! MAW/GKTW November 26 - December 7, 2012

    onceagain1 (Chatterbox*) Wish Trip! Children's Wish/GKTW Dec 14-21, 2012 *parent using alias to protect child's identity




    2013

    (Buglet) Wish Trip! Dream Factory/GKTW February 10 - 16, 2013

    Alyswish (Alyson) Wish Trip! MAW/GKTW Feb 16-23, 2013

    Amber Greenawalt (Savannah) Wish Trip! Kids Wish Network/Disney Property Feb 22, 2013 - March 4, 2013

    pinkorange (Helena) Wish Trip! MAW/GKTW March 8 - 19, 2013

    littleEsmom (Emma) Wish Trip! MAW/GKTW March 23 - 29, 2013

    NEmel (Carter) Wish Trip! MAW/CRUISE April 7 - 11, 2013

    angel's momma (Angel) Wish Trip! MAW/Disney CRUISE! April 14 - 25, 2013

    alisam (Samantha) Wish Trip! MAW/GKTW April 2013

    Jakentysmom (Jacob) Wish Trip! MAW/?? April 21 - 27, 2013

    taimie (Alexa) Wish Trip! MAW/GKTW April 23 - 29, 2013








    We are GOING and PLANNING! Come help us plan!


    JWCJ (Ja) Wish Trip! MAW/GKTW April 27, 2013 - May 4, 2013

    Mom2M07 (Maddie) Wish Trip! MAW/GKTW April 28 - May 4, 2013

    taniasbn (Nate) Wish Trip! MAW/GKTW April 29, 2013 - May 7, 2013

    jmerchlinksy (Cameron) Wish Trip! MAW/GKTW May 25 - 31, 2013

    Lilfoot93 (Trevor) Wish Trip! MAW/GKTW June 2 - 8, 2013

    mydisneyanytime (Tycen) Wish Trip! MAW/DisneyLAND July 5 - 13, 2013

    ajjwmaw (Jenna) Wish Trip! MAW/GKTW June 8 - 22, 2013





    Anxiously Awaiting DATES! :goodvibes


    SixunderSix (Jake) Wish Trip! MAW/GKTW Dates TBA!

    Kktraylor (Ava) Wish Trip! MAW/GKTW Dates TBA

    kdtass (Alexandria) Wish Trip! MAW/GKTW Dates TBA (Summer 2013)

    (Kenzie) Wish Trip! MAW/GKTW Dates TBA (Fall 2013)












    carebearkidney (Matthew) Wish Trip! Magic Moments/?? Dates TBA!!

    EEs*Mommy (Noah) Wish Trip! Sunshine Foundation Dates TBA!!

    MomOfAnAngel and indykjt (Braden) Wish Trip! MAW/?? Dates TBA!!

    texastwinmom (Brandon) Wish Trip! MAW/?? Dates TBA!

    Miamakesawish (Mia) Wish Trip! MAW/GKTW Dates TBA!

    DelanaAndKyra (Kyra) Wish Trip! MAW/?? Dates TBA - Hoping for May 2013

    yeti5353 (Molly) Wish Trip! MAW/?? Waiting on Dates!






    For other links, hints, trip report information...check post 2!










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    The Wish Trip Resource Page!


    Are you new to the DISboards? If so, you will probably need some information to get started! :)

    First, you will probably want to "post" 10 times so that you can post pictures and send Private Messages (PMs) to people.
    CLICK HERE to post 10 times!

    Then feel free to post on this thread. Introduce yourself by including any information that you would like about your family, etc. And ask any questions you may have about Wish Trips! Welcome to the thread!



    Where many families stay on a Wish Trip to Disney World!
    Give Kids the World


    GKTW on the Today Show!!
    Click above to see the video! :)


    Organizations that grant WISH TRIPS!
    Make A Wish Foundation
    Texas Wishing Well
    Magic Moments
    The Dream Factory
    Children's Wish Foundation International
    Rainbow Society - Manitoba, Canada Children Only - (children must be able to verbalize their wish)
    A Wish Come True (Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts)


    Organizations that grant Wish Trips for ADULTS
    http://www.dreamfoundation.org/


    Frequently asked questions! :)
    How do I start a pre-trip report on the DISboards?
    How do I post PICTURES?!?!?
    What is The Big Give?!?
    More info re: The Big Give from livndisney...
    What is the PhotoPass CD? Is it FREE?
    How do I MULTI-QUOTE?
    How do I create LINKS on my Signature or Trip Report?? **Very good info with pictures to explain!!**
    Another great post for HOW TO DO LINKS! Another with pictures and explanation!!
    Cheat Sheet for ABBREVIATIONS
    MNSSHP??? MVMCP?? Should I go to a PARTY?!?!


    Past Wish Trip Families Wisdom/Tips to Pass On to NEW Families!

    TOP 20 Hints for Future Wish Families from the Past Wish Families
    Tips from a Wish Family (December 2010)


    Information for those staying at Give Kids the World (GKTW)
    Great Description of a GKTW Villa!
    You Tube Video of GIVE KIDS THE WORLD - Describes each of the night parties! :)


    Information for those staying at Dream Village
    Dream Village

    Sea World Info
    Dine with Shamu Buffet Information


    Universal Tips and Reports
    From Matty's TR - Seussville Part ONE!
    From Matty's TR - More Universal Pics!
    From Matty's TR - The Grinch Christmas Show!




    Great DISboards.com links that apply to Wish Trips!

    Main Page for disABILITIES Forum - Everything you would ever want to know about doing Disney with a Disability!
    GREAT INFORMATION about disABILITIES from the DISboards!
    How to get special postcards sent to your family...From a fellow DISer! Click Here
    Should I rent a STROLLER? Click here for info! Most MAW families should check out this link! :)


    Wish Lounges - Lounges either created for Wish Families or Lounges with special Wish Family access!
    Pictures of the Wish Lounge at the Magic Kingdom
    Pictures of BASE21 - EPCOT lounge near Spaceship Earth

    Extra Stuff
    Bill Lin's Follow Up trip to Disney Land 08 with World Passport
    Great Hints for Wish Trips!
    A completely random thought about WATER in Disney
    Information about using Oxygen on Airplanes - Check with your MAW re: this!!
    Free Photo Shoot for Families of Disabled or Sick Children!! Great Website!
    Bathrooms, Bathrooms and More Bathrooms!!!
    Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party info (MNSSHP)
    Allears.net Blog Entry about a special device for the BLIND traveler. Also has info on disabilities in general.
    LINKS to Disney Park Guides for those with DISABILITIES!
    Packing List!
    Great example of a "Go With the Flow" Relaxed Trip Report


    Heartwarming Thread: Add your story, too!!!


    Looking for Disney Themed activities for your KIDS? THIS is the DISNEY NIGHTS thread!



    Totally Random and Just for Fun
    How to beat your KIDS and husband/wife at BUZZ LIGHTYEAR


    Just a resources page!! :) If you know of a resource that I should add, please let me know!!


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  4. maroo

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    Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE - so that you can get the updates!! :)

    More to come!!
     
  5. angel's momma

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    Thank you so much maroo :hug:
     
  6. JWCJ

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    Wow - Volume 6 :cool1:
    Thanks for moving everything and getting us started Maroo :flower3:
     
  7. blessedmom4

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

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    Thank you Maroo, for ALL you have done for so many Wishtrippers!
    I am so happy I saw this!
     
  8. Kenziema

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    Hi everyone we're back. So a little update, Kenzie was originally scheduled to go to WDW in late November long story short her doc never signed off on her paperwork, and anyway she ended up the the hospital until like 2 weeks before Christmas. But we got rescheduled for the end of May, so she's turning 4 in WDW. Check out our PTR, I'll try to keep it updated.
     
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    Well glad to hear she is well enough to finally go !! :thumbsup2
     
  10. angel's momma

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    Sorry she was in the hospital, and that the Dr. didn't give the approval. :hug: Glad she's getting her wish, and celebrating her birthday there too. :cheer2:
     
  11. Oneplustwins

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    Hi everyone, having a hard time finding Disney clothes for my son Jack, the wish child. :(. I am a bargin shopper and found lots of stuff for my other two kids, especially my daughter. Been to every Goodwill in the at win Cities, well maybe not every but a lot...mitiple times. He just turned eight but is 140 pounds due to the medicatio he has to take for his Cerebal palsy and he can't excercise normal either. Although he loves swimming. Anyhow I checked Walmart, Target and Kmart in the men's section ....so many popular t shirts out with characters, but no Disney or Mickey for men. I did order adorable iron ons from etsy so we will all have matching shirts for one day. But, he is already has so many other things to over come I feel bad. I did look at Disney and found some but or like $30 or $40 bucks. Anyone have any other suggestions of where to look? I have spent hours googling but can't find anything. A few in men's XL but that would be too big. He is only four feet maybe 6 inches? Anyhow any suggestions would be awesome! Thanks so much!
    It is beyond amazing to see his pure excitement about going!
    Since we are home sick with strep right now we have spent lots of time reading Disney books and watching movies! Yea!
    Kenziema glad things are back on trak! Yea!
    Has anyone felt nervous before you go because things are always so chaotic? I am so grateful and happy, but jack's health has been so up and down his like I just can't believe this blessing! So excited. And praying we all get, and stay healthy. Sorry such a long post!
    Victoria
     
  12. Kenziema

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    Hi hon! I'm so happy you're still here! How are the boys doing?:goodvibes
     
  13. Kenziema

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    Hello! Thanks so much I can't wait to see her reaction to everything. DH and I have been showing her the YouTube videos of GKTW and she is oohing and ahhing all over the place. I can't wait to look through your PTR.
     
  14. Kenziema

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    Try Amazon if they don't have anything for boys maybe means small or medium might work? Good hunting.
     
  15. blessedmom4

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    YEA your back and gearing up to go! I am so happy for you!
     
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    Thanks :goodvibes, how is Lisa and the rest of your amazing family? I hope all is well.
     
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    Hi! Glad to hear that everything is back on track (ugh to paperwork mishaps). How exciting that Kenzie will get a Disney birthday :-).
     
  18. JWCJ

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    We met with our wish grantor again today :-). She is such a sweet girl. She's going to meet with us at the hospital next week (Ja's in for her MTX lumbar puncture) with a "countdown box" with little activities for the girls to do each day! Considering the fact that she is finishing up her degree these next couple of months, I am amazed that she is putting so much work into our trip.
    We also decided that instead of having a going away party we would do a "Welcome Home Princess Tea Party." That way the girls can tell their friends and family about the trip and give out little souvenirs. Things are going to be so hectic leading up to the trip; this seems like a better idea :-)
     
  19. angel's momma

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    Victoria - I haven't looked recently, but in the past I've found Disney shirts on clearance at JCP. Maybe ebay? I hope you can find some for Jack.

    Jo - So glad you have a wonderful wish granter. The Welcome Home Princess Tea Party is a fantastic idea.
     
  20. blessedmom4

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

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    Here are a few at the Disney Store in sizes small to large...jump on them quickly they are on clearance and the price marked gets an ADDITIONAL 25% deducted using code BONUS.

    For example, the first shirt I posted is $5.99-$1.50= $4.49

    Hope you are able to find something you and Jack like! There are a lot more than I am posting.

    Villains

    Mickey

    Perry

    Goofy

    Captain Hook

     
  21. blessedmom4

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

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    Far too much to bore you with here! I DID finish our TR (FINALLY :faint:) and it is in my siggie if you want to read. Use the chapter links to just get to the meat of the story. And I HAVE started out TR of our redo trip! We had so much fun and were even able to volunteer at GKTW which was one of the highlights of our trip! I am so ready to do it all again! YOu are gong to have the most amazing trip and I am glad to see you back. So many come and go here and it is nice to know how the children are dong. Thank you!
     

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