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

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  1. alexwick

    alexwick Earning My Ears

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    To all those past wishtrippers!

    Can someone explain to me how it works with the PHOTO PASS and GKTW and the wish organisation...

    I called GKTW and asked them. The way I understand it is that they do provide a Photo pass and a special code so that you can get all the photos for free... (with a couponcode) making it pretty much the same than a Memory Maker!

    Can someone confirm that i understood this correct?


    Also how does that play together with the BBB makeover packages... The wishgranting organisation booked 2 packages for our kids.

    The way I understand is that the transformation process will photographed as well from Photopass photographers...? Is that correct?


    BUT there is a additional package that can be chosen for additional photos...costing 32.95? NOT included in Photo pass...


    The reason why I am asking is would it make sense to downgrade to the 100$ package since we have so many princessoutfits and dont really need anymore...

    The only difference is the clothes and accessories and 2 printed photos (which will be included in photo pass??)

    and use the saved money for "pirates league"

    Is the Image package included in the castle package??

    HELP WOULD BE VERY APPRECIATED!!


     
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  3. jessg

    jessg Earning My Ears

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    Make a wish volunteers just left and my daughter wished to go to disney world and meet queen Elsa and princess Anna from the movie Frozen they said we should hear back in a week to see if the wish is approved or not but that is shouldnt be a problem. I'm so excited for my babygirl she has been through alot in her short 5 yrs of life and like so many other children deserves a break from so much. We asked for August and anytime there after for our dates.
    Raul is my one and only soul mate 26
    Tania our lovely wish child whos 5
    Erick our little butt head rambunctious boy 18 months
    And last but not least myself Jessica 26

    A little about Tanias problem

    My daughter Tania was born a completely Healthy baby girl 11/14/2008 she has a small strawberry birthmark on her left Ear lobe we were told by her ped not to worry about it So in all honesty we didnt except for each drs appointment when we would ask about it and get the same answer till one day i noticed a scab on it so like any concerned mother i took her to the doctor who sent me to the er where they ran a few test kept her over night to give iv antibiotics and home she went the next day And were told to comeback a week later to see an ent. A week later the day of her ent appointment to
    To be exact while changing her shirt her ear got snagged and off came the scab and blood started shooting out so I called 911 where they took her back to the hospital and again they send her home the next day for a follow up appointment for a few days later. 2 days later when she got up from her nap (she was just before her 2nd birthday) her scab stuck to her pillow and out came the blood again this time it was everywhere it looked like the scene from a horror movie this time they couldnt stop the beeding and had to stitch it so they could move her to a bigger hospital where they finally gave her a proper diagnosis of an avm of the left parotid gland so from that day foward its been surgeries bloodloss embolozations ect but shes still strong as ever


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  4. jessg

    jessg Earning My Ears

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  5. MrsMeow

    MrsMeow Earning My Ears

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    My son's wish granters just left! His wish, as suspected, was to go to Disney World. He was then asked what he was second wish was in case his first one didn't work out...and he followed up with "Go to Disney Land!" Smart kid, covering all of his bases!
     
  6. jessg

    jessg Earning My Ears

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    Thats great your son had already thought up a great second wish my daughters answer when she was asked was "mmmmm I dont know " lol she has no idea what else to ask for so hopefully they will send her off to disney world:dance3:
     
  7. alexwick

    alexwick Earning My Ears

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    does anyone know if you have to take the hardplastic thing out of the "softsided" cooler?

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    Also would you do 1 day UNV and IA together and 1 day wetnwild?
    OR 1 day UNV and 1 day IA no WnW?
     
  8. fostrmom2mny

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    I just submitted a MAW referral for my 11 year old gt. nephew. I do not know what his wish would be, if he is chosen, but I'd love for him to have the chance to go to WDW.

    I am seriously considering volunteering to help MAW with my WDW knowledge. I love my full time job and I've dabbled in considering to be a travel agent specific for Disney. After reading many MAW posts, this may be a wonderful oppertunities for me to put this to great use!!

    My gt nephew has been transferred to Texas Children's Hospital from Oklahoma City Children's Hospital to find out what is causing the blood clots that caused his migraines and strokes.

    A couple of months ago he was in such pain at school that an ambulance was called, and he was transported to OKC to the Children's Hospital. While they were doing a serries of tests, he suffered three strokes and they had to do brain surgery. He is making some progress with his rehabilitation, but he continues to have the headaches and is currently on Heprin (blood thinner) shots. He and his family is traveling today for Texas to have a specialist provide more info for treatment and diagnosis.



    Prayers please to get them there safe and that the specialist can provide some hope for him and his family. Thank you.
     
  9. jessg

    jessg Earning My Ears

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    So I just found out that my 14 yr old brother in law may end up staying with us as his parents plan on going back to their home country so I guess my question is how would I discuss this with maw I feel bad because they are already doing so much by giving my daughter her wish to disney world im assuming since he isnt immidiately related to my daughter the expense would be fully out of pocket?
     
  10. ShadowKissed

    ShadowKissed Earning My Ears

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    I was a wish child at 17, I know most are younger, but this was never suggested until I was 16, I was nearing the cut of point as well and my family hadn't had a proper holiday in years. Plus this was the only trip abroad that the UK MAW could offer, but still I am ever so thankful for it now.

    I have to say that that week was the best experience of my life, I have craved going back ever since, even now. Honestly, I wasn't keen on the idea to start with but it gave me and my family memories that have lasted a life time. A few months after the trip I was in hospital and thinking back to being at Disney World and Universal and just Orlando in general made me feel so much better!
     
  11. alexwick

    alexwick Earning My Ears

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    OK guys,
    our trip will start Sunday.

    BUT my daughters ANC counts came back very low! Meaning she has a very bad Immunesystem right now. She will be checked again on Thursday. If it is still low we will have to make a decision if we postpone the trip or if we go.
    She is currently NOT sick, but with a low immune system, a fever could be close!

    Please pray for our Baby!

    Thanks!
     
  12. MrsMeow

    MrsMeow Earning My Ears

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    I'm so glad to hear you loved it so much. I'm probably WAY over-thinking it, but one of the things that I worry about is my kiddo being bummed in 5+ years that he used his Wish on Disney.
     
  13. MrsMeow

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    Oh man. Good luck! I hope everything works out and she is able to go. Going to check out your pre-trip report now! I want to get started on one eventually...
     
  14. ShadowKissed

    ShadowKissed Earning My Ears

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    I don't think your son will be disappointed in choosing Disney as his Wish. I'm not and wasn't at the time. These are trips of a life time, and the memories last forever. He might not remember some parts but take lots of photos and videos. I'm sure you'll have an amazing time!
     
  15. jessg

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    Yaaay on your trip being in 2 days!!! Sending awesome positive vibes so that everything turns our great today at the doctors so you guys will get to go as planned. Have a great time and please dont forget to take lots of pictures and great memories to share with all of us. Im still waiting on my dates but I really want to hear how your experience is once your back. Good luck and have an awesome time!:dance3:
     
  16. dusty114

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    Hi there everyone! My little girl has Muscular Dystrophy and is taking her wish trip on May 21st to Disney. I was wondering if anyone has ever took a MAW trip to Disney and stayed at another hotel not GKTW? We have to stay at the Contemporary which is great but I know we are supposed to get our meals at GKTW which is 30 min away. How hard is that to do and I wonder if they would supply snacks or food for our room so the kids won't be hungry since we won't be able to constantly go back and forth to GKTW all day long and go to all the parks! I am very grateful for this trust me but I now wondering if I should try to borrow some more money for this just don't know what to expect and I don't want to sound selfish! Just worried about being able to afford it but this is what Sophie wished for and they literally granted it in two months that she was approved! We can't go this fall because she will be in a clinical study. Any help would be great guys thanks!
     
  17. RJ14

    RJ14 Earning My Ears

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    Hi,
    I am following this forum around a month or so. I thought of writing but something or other hold me back. This is my first post so I am writting it first time. If I am writting it on wrong place please forgive me. Well, I really like this forum. Let me make it short. I have two children. One is 10 yrs old daughter and other is 2 yrs old Son who will turn to be three in just 2-3 months. On this 24th May we will be going to WDW as my son wish trip. Dr. think my son is having Leigh .
    Now the problem arises , I do not have enough time. I just wanted to make this trip memorable for all four of us. As I don’t know when our life is going to change and how much ( I don’t know how much is my son’s life and how his health will be in future).
    Reading this forum, I made as autograph book for both of them. Now Elsa and Anna is missing from it so I have to add them in autograph book.
    I brought Cinderella dress for my daughter and Car dress for my son. I was trying Prince dress for my son but I had no luck on finding it. Could you please suggest anything related to it?
    Now after watching Frozen movie my daughter wanted Elsa or Anna dress. I try to find online but either it is out of stock or not her size. I told my daughter we cannot buy it from other online websites as the dresses are costly. It is very expensive and we cannot afford it. She understood this thing. Few times I tried for t-shirt but either the size is not there or it is out of stock. As a mother it is still in my mind and I know it will be in her heart too so I was thinking if I could make anything related with Elsa or Anna dress or T-shirt which is cheaper then it will be great . She will be happy.

    I don’t want to ask my wish granter as I don’t want them to feel as I am greedy and I am wanting from them. I am really thankful to them as they are doing enough for my son and my family. I don’t want to put more burden on them.

    Please suggest me any idea related to it:
    1. Elsa and Anna for Autograph book
    2. Prince dress for my son (2 yrs old )
    3. Elsa or Anna dress or T-shirt idea

    Thank You
     
  18. ncarolinababyblue

    ncarolinababyblue Earning My Ears

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    Hey Everyone. My name is Jackie and I'm new to this board. I've been searching like a mad person on Make A Wish trip tips and Disney World trips because my son, family and I are all going to Disney World in Florida May 29-June 4 for my son's wish. My son and my entire family are HUGE Star Wars fans so the Make A Wish people are sending us during Star Wars Weekend.

    To provide a little background on my son, he is 11 years old and is a heart disease fighter/survivor along with a child abuse survivor. I'm technically his step mom, but his dad and I have had custody of him since he was 4 and I consider him my son(I never refer to him as my stepson. Ever.) He was born with a congenital heart defect called Aortic Stenosis with valve insuffiency and has had several procedures to repair the valve and will be undergoing open heart surgery soon to help repair the valve or completely replace the valve this year. He also suffers from PTSD with underlying mood disorders due to child abuse from his mother (she broke his leg, wrists and arm in several places resulting in us getting completely custody of him). Aside from all of that he endures and has endured he's the greatest, most positive kid anyone can have the pleasure of meeting.

    We are headed to Disney World in Florida and staying at the Give Kids The World resort during Star Wars weekend May 29-June 4 with my son(11), my daughter(7), my youngest daughter(1) and my husband. We've never been on vacation ANYWHERE before, we've never been on a plane(I'm absolutely TERRIFIED) and we've never been to any type of amusement park. We have absolutely no idea what to expect or what will be happening so any and all advice is GREATLY GREATLY appreciated.

    My biggest worries are:
    1) We are not a wealthy family, as a result we will not be taking any extra money for expenses with us to Disney. All we will have is the $$ that Make A Wish provides. What do you guys recommend in the ways of being frugal but still having the best possible time with a family? I know the kids will want souvenirs and I know that we can eat a lot of our meals at the resort.
    2) What are "must sees" for Disney World?
    3) I'm terrified of flying, I'm going to my doctor the day before hte trip to hopefully get help from him, but any tips would be greatly appreciated for myself, my kids and my husband.
    4) How do the passes work for Disney? I know that if we eat inside the park we'll probably be auctioning off arms and legs, are you allowed to leave to eat and return to the park the same day?
    5) How can I make sure this is the best trip possibly for my son, daughters and the family in general?

    I know, without a doubt, this will be the only time my family and I will ever be able to do something like this and I want to make sure its something the kids remember forever. I dont want to run out of money too fast and as a result the kids not have the best of times.

    Any tips, recommendations, ect would be soooo greatly appreciated. I'm a huge "plan aheader" and I am/have googled, pinterested, youtube'd my heart out but I would love some first hand accounts of how your trips went, especially if anyone went during Star Wars weekend. We are huge huge huge Star Wars fans(the whole lot of us are, to the point to where my children have named EVERY animal we own after characters).

    Thank you guys so much!!!!!
     
  19. Gorechick

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    Question about GKTW- if you go on a Wish trip to another destination, can you visit GKTW on a future non-wish trip to WDW?
     
  20. MrsMeow

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    Good question. So, if the wish is to go to Alaska, can you visit GKTW the next time you are in FL? I'd guess not, because it wasn't your wish, but that's probably a better question for wish granters.

    Tomorrow is 2 weeks since my son made his wish. It's also exactly 1 year to the day that he went into the hospital. I'm really hoping we hear back tomorrow...may take some sting out of the day.
     
  21. Gorechick

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    We're not interested in staying there, would just like to check it out since we are a Wish family.
     

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