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Old 01-25-2014, 07:54 PM   #646
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For what it's worth, there's a general "show" put on at the BatCave in AZ for most visits (like HopeKids, which is a great organization that works with a similar population but isn't a wish-granting one) and there are more in-depth shows for specific wishes. I sent you a PM with more details.
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Old 01-25-2014, 08:14 PM   #647
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Hi mom2pixies/Robin! It's good to see you back here. I hope the girls are doing well and you're enjoying this cold winter we're having. Judy
Hi Judy!!

The girls are doing fabulously! Brooke is now a 6-year-old princess and her scans continue to come back clean--hopefully, she will never have the cancer resurface! she is at the age when Wilms rarely occurs, so that is a relief! Avie is a busy 3.5 year old, eager to start school in the fall. And, now we have been blessed with a third daughter Quinn Winter, born on Dec 1, 2013. The girls are over the moon in love with their baby sister and we are thinking that our family will be a very dramatic and estrogen-filled in about 12 years time! And, now we are finally planning to go back to the world that brought such magic to my girls' lives. Sooooo excited! They have been asking to go back for ages....

Hope your kiddos are all well! Can't say I am really enjoying the winter...but we are tolerating it as best can be! LOL!!
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Old 01-25-2014, 08:15 PM   #648
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from what I remember, I know we had dinner when we visited 2 years ago. grandsons wanted to take PopPop to the Village. we walked around showing him where we stayed, the pool and other things. we were not there on a party night so I do not know about that. have a great visit
Thanks! We are sooooo looking forward to it!
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Old 01-29-2014, 07:12 AM   #649
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Hi Judy!!

The girls are doing fabulously! Brooke is now a 6-year-old princess and her scans continue to come back clean--hopefully, she will never have the cancer resurface! she is at the age when Wilms rarely occurs, so that is a relief! Avie is a busy 3.5 year old, eager to start school in the fall. And, now we have been blessed with a third daughter Quinn Winter, born on Dec 1, 2013. The girls are over the moon in love with their baby sister and we are thinking that our family will be a very dramatic and estrogen-filled in about 12 years time! And, now we are finally planning to go back to the world that brought such magic to my girls' lives. Sooooo excited! They have been asking to go back for ages....

Hope your kiddos are all well! Can't say I am really enjoying the winter...but we are tolerating it as best can be! LOL!!

No wonder you haven't been posting much. You've definitely been busy! We're all good here but on the other end of the teen years. Our 'baby' is finishing high school this year and neither of the boys are in their teens anymore...we are still busy but in a very different way than your household!

I'm so glad to hear that Brooke continues to do well! We have thought about her often since her trip. Allyson was so excited to design that Ariel inspired outfit for her and discover what it feels like to be a real fairy godmother. I'm so glad you let us play a small role in her wish trip.

Have fun planning your next trip!

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Old 01-29-2014, 03:07 PM   #650
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Hi Everyone,

My name is Michael, and I wanted to introduce myself and my family since my son Connor (5 yrs) has been granted his wish for a trip to WDW in early April 2014.

My wife is Alyx and I have two other sons, Ian (11yrs) and Grayson (1yr). We are very excited (nervous and a bit overwhelmed) about heading to GKTW in just a couple months.

I know I am going to have a bunch of questions for you all, but for now I just wanted to say Hello to everyone on the board.

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Old 01-29-2014, 05:15 PM   #651
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Allyson was so excited to design that Ariel inspired outfit for her and discover what it feels like to be a real fairy godmother. I'm so glad you let us play a small role in her wish trip. Have fun planning your next trip! Judy
Yes, thank you and Allyson for being a part of it! It was an amazing trip filled with magic and we'll never be able to replicate it--but we'll sure try! Brooke's greatest regret is that the outfits don't fit anymore. (Although, she still tries to squeeze into the skirts! Meanwhile, Avie is thrilled that she has inherited all of Brooke's special outfits and they will fit her for this trip. We received so many compliments everywhere we went with those beautiful outfits. I couldn't believe how fortunate we were to have been selected and how generous you talented folks were to share your creativity with us and make the trip all that more special.

Can't wait to go back!
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:54 PM   #652
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Hi everyone, long time!

I just wanted to pop in for anyone that remembers us! We went on a Wish Trip in February 2012, my daughter just had her 2 year scans on the 16th and she's still doing amazing and is still Cancer FREE!
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Hi Judy!!

The girls are doing fabulously! Brooke is now a 6-year-old princess and her scans continue to come back clean--hopefully, she will never have the cancer resurface! she is at the age when Wilms rarely occurs, so that is a relief! Avie is a busy 3.5 year old, eager to start school in the fall. And, now we have been blessed with a third daughter Quinn Winter, born on Dec 1, 2013. The girls are over the moon in love with their baby sister and we are thinking that our family will be a very dramatic and estrogen-filled in about 12 years time! And, now we are finally planning to go back to the world that brought such magic to my girls' lives. Sooooo excited! They have been asking to go back for ages....
Glad to hear Brooke is doing well. It sounds like we are in the same situation… Juliana is 7, DS Christopher is 2, and our newest addition Gabriella is 8 months!




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Hi Everyone,

My name is Michael, and I wanted to introduce myself and my family since my son Connor (5 yrs) has been granted his wish for a trip to WDW in early April 2014.

My wife is Alyx and I have two other sons, Ian (11yrs) and Grayson (1yr). We are very excited (nervous and a bit overwhelmed) about heading to GKTW in just a couple months.

I know I am going to have a bunch of questions for you all, but for now I just wanted to say Hello to everyone on the board.

Michael

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Hi everyone, long time!

I just wanted to pop in for anyone that remembers us! We went on a Wish Trip in February 2012, my daughter just had her 2 year scans on the 16th and she's still doing amazing and is still Cancer FREE!
Great to hear!!!! Nice to see you here!
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Old 01-31-2014, 04:32 PM   #654
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Hello! We are a former WISH family (2009) and heading back to WDW on Feb 20th for 10 days. After my daughter's WISH trip, she was diagnosed with Fanconi Anemia, a very rare disease. Fortunately, we have been able to connect with a few other families affected by this disease at a summer family camp. Bella (Wish Kid) was able to meet other children like her and our family felt a little less alone in the world.

The best part about our upcoming trip is that we get to meet with two other Fanconi Anemia families who will be there on their Wish trips while we are in Orlando! One family's dates match ours almost exactly and the other family, whose daughter happens to be Bella's best friend, will overlap our dates by 2 days. We will be able to spend a day at Give Kids the World Village with them (our whole family is volunteering at GKTW one day on our vacation) and for the last day of our vacation we will spend it at Magic Kingdom with them.

I am hoping to make the Wish Trips (especially for Bella's BFF's family) extra magical and memorable just like ours was. I have already given them some of my extensive knowledge of Disney and Make A Wish and GKTW. We were blessed to be a part of a Big Give back in 2009 and I am passing along some of the outfits that Bella has outgrown to the other family. Ironically, Bella was the same size as her BFF's sister and my oldest daughter was the same size as Bella's BFF when we went so I am able to provide them with 4 outfits that we used on our trip.

I was hoping to also call upon the expertise of more recent Wish Trippers and find out if anything significant has changed including additions or removal of privileges and/or perks from 2009. Like I said, especially for Bella's BFF's family, I am hoping to do what I can to sprinkle a little pixie dust on them for a magical trip. If you have any advice or suggestions as to how I can do this, please let me know! Thanks in advance!

forgot to add: One question I have already....on the day we go to Magic Kingdom (Saturday, March 1st) we plan to arrive at 8am (park opens at 9) and try to capture the attention of the CMs. I hope to somehow get the Wish family selected as the "Family of the Day" for the Rope Drop Ceremony. Any other advice or suggestions as to how we can make that happen. Should I tell some of the CMs that this is a Wish Family and suggest them as the FotD? Thx again!
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Old 02-03-2014, 04:51 PM   #655
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Our family t-shirt design printed.. all ready for our wish trip.. 10 more days to go.. Jaevhyn didn't want to pose.


Here's the printed look for Jaevhyn's 7th bday t-shirt.

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Old 02-04-2014, 04:15 PM   #656
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So we are leaving March 3rd for our daughter's MAW trip! We are all very excited!! Anyway i just ran into these awesome pages thisnesser1981 made to plan out their days at each park. Sorry i can't link yet since i don't have enough posts, but they are like scrapbook pages. I'm wondering if this is something i could do myself? I'm just in love with them and i think they would really help us stay organized. This is our very first family vacation with 4 little kids, so anything that could help us like this would be great!
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Just Received "THE" News!

We just received a message that our 14 year old will receive her wish to cruise on the DrEaM - December 1-5, 2014! She does not know yet, but I am already in super planning mode!
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Old 02-08-2014, 08:50 AM   #658
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My daughter also had Wilms! Glad to hear your daughter is doing so well. Keira is 8 now, and she's at 2 years cancer free. We did have a Wilms Recurrence, the doctors were shocked it came back, she was 6 at the time, but they just attributed it to the light chemo they'd given her the first time. Praying she stays cancer free!!!


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The girls are doing fabulously! Brooke is now a 6-year-old princess and her scans continue to come back clean--hopefully, she will never have the cancer resurface! she is at the age when Wilms rarely occurs, so that is a relief! Avie is a busy 3.5 year old, eager to start school in the fall. And, now we have been blessed with a third daughter Quinn Winter, born on Dec 1, 2013. The girls are over the moon in love with their baby sister and we are thinking that our family will be a very dramatic and estrogen-filled in about 12 years time! And, now we are finally planning to go back to the world that brought such magic to my girls' lives. Sooooo excited! They have been asking to go back for ages....

Hope your kiddos are all well! Can't say I am really enjoying the winter...but we are tolerating it as best can be! LOL!!
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:34 AM   #659
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Hello,

Counting down the hours until tomorrow afternoon We went through this once before put in for my daughter's wish and the wishmaker never put in for the wish. A couple months later we got a call saying they could no longer keep her on hold!! Of course I was in the car so my daughter heard the message and started bawling. It was awful. So we now have a new wishmaker and are finally getting this moving. She had put a request for the old GAC card on her paperwork and Disney denied it so I was hoping all of you that had done wishes might be able to give some tips on how to make it extra special. We are Disney fanatics and actually go there a lot. My daughter is obsessed with Stitch, her service dog is even named Stitch! She wants to spend the day with him....

Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Also for those of you that extended your trip, is the GKTW button good for the extension as well?

Right now it looks like we are going in May, tentative date is the 14th but we know we want to extend the trip especially with Memorial Day being right there.

Thank you!!!!

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Hello,

Counting down the hours until tomorrow afternoon We went through this once before put in for my daughter's wish and the wishmaker never put in for the wish. A couple months later we got a call saying they could no longer keep her on hold!! Of course I was in the car so my daughter heard the message and started bawling. It was awful. So we now have a new wishmaker and are finally getting this moving. She had put a request for the old GAC card on her paperwork and Disney denied it so I was hoping all of you that had done wishes might be able to give some tips on how to make it extra special. We are Disney fanatics and actually go there a lot. My daughter is obsessed with Stitch, her service dog is even named Stitch! She wants to spend the day with him....

Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Also for those of you that extended your trip, is the GKTW button good for the extension as well?

Right now it looks like we are going in May, tentative date is the 14th but we know we want to extend the trip especially with Memorial Day being right there.

Thank you!!!!

Paige
How sad and awful that her Wish couldn't come true the first time I'm glad to hear they are fixing that though and look forward to hearing about your plans. Hopefully they found you a Wish Granter with a little more pixie dust in her pocket this time!

Have you met the new Wishmaker yet or is that what is happening tomorrow?

I would suggest making a reservation for the O'hana Breakfast at the Polynesian resort. Lilo and Stitch are there and your Wish Kid will be able to spend a little time with Stitch. And don't be afraid to call or talk to them ahead of time and let someone there know about her love of all things Stitch. Who knows what magic may happen?

We extended our trip as well and I just double checked our GKTW badge, the dates listed on it are the dates we were AT GKTW, not the extended trip dates. However, that does include the day you check in and check out of GKTW. I believe we extended our trip by 3 days (one of which was a travel day so we had no need for the button that day) and only spent one of those days at the parks. While at the park, we didn't have our GKTW button but we did still have our GAC and were able to obtain faster ride entry that way.
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