My 85 year old mom has been going to Disney since they opened. This last trip was her 19th trip. When Disney opened we were grown and out of the house ergo her trips were with her lady friends (Daddy had no desire to go to Disney ), with my sister and then lately, family trips. About 6 years ago she decided that she wanted to take one last trip to Disney, so I arranged it. My brother, his family, DH & I took Mom to the Wilderness Lodge & Disney. It was a wonderful trip. She was in a wheelchair, but we took her to the parks everyday and she really enjoyed herself. She came home raving about the good time she had. 2 ½ years ago my nephew-in-law came home from Iraq. He is a Disney fanatic so arranged a Disney trip for my niece (Jen) and their 3 children. Mommy wanted to go with and see her great-grandchildren at Disney. So she called me and said she would like to take one last trip to Disney. So again I arranged the trip. This time it was for my sister (Jens mom), DH & I. We stayed at Old Key West as I am now a DVC member. My niece and her family stayed at the Poly with an upgrade to Concierge. Again, Mommy came home raving about the trip. She told me she loved it but it was a bit too much for her and she didnt think she would be going back. Well my niece had another child. The first (and only) great grandson. They arranged a trip to go in June of this year as my nephew is going to Kansas and will probably be deployed after that and they weren't certain when their next trip would be. Around Christmas, Mommy said, you know what, I really would like to go on one last trip and see my great grandson with Mickey Mouse as that is his favorite character (its also my Moms favorite character). So my sister and I arranged to take her down. We stayed at the Contemporary on DVC points. I borrowed points so we could have a castle view. I told the desk that it was Moms last trip and we had a perfect room on the 6th floor with a great view of the castle and the fireworks. This trip was harder than the others and she only made it to the park one day out of the 5 she was there. But she went to meals with the kids and had the bestest time at Chef Mickeys and we got some great shots of her great grandson hugging Mickey. She had tears in her eyes. We got home last Thursday and she slept most of the day on Friday as the plane trip took a lot out of her. I saw her on Saturday and she went on and on about how wonderful her trip was. Sunday night she was rushed to the hospital with an aneurism in her Aorta. They transferred her to the Hospital of University of Penn from her local hospital. She had emergency surgery Monday morning and pulled through it. Hopefully she will be moved from ICU tomorrow or Friday. I was in the hospital with her last night and she said thank you for my last trip to Disney, it was one of the best ones ever. I cried most of the way home. It was worth every penny I spent on it & I was so glad that we were able to do something for her as she has done so much for others over the years. I am really not sure why I am posting this on the boards. I think because most of you understand how much these trips have meant to her and us. Any pixie dust you can send her way so she heals up and gets to come home quickly would be greatly appreciated. I know I am blessed to have her. We lost our Dad 7 years ago and I am thankful for anything I can do to make her smile. Disney really is a magical place.