Covid-19 wasn’t going to stop Wishes & More from making this travel wish come true! Ten-year-old, Dreydin, was diagnosed in April with a terminal, and rare, genetic disease called Adrenoleukodystrophy. Dreydin’s doctors have indicated that there is a possibility that he will experience a plethora of devastating blows as this disease destroys the protective sheath of his brain’s neurons; these include blindness, deafness, seizures, loss of muscle control, and progressive dementia. This heartbreaking diagnosis and prognosis prompted Mom to jump into action and provide Dreydin with as many positive experiences as possible and she vowed to not let COVID-19 ruin her opportunity to create memories with her son. Before the diagnosis and his decline, Dreydin was a jokester and a talkative, fun-loving kid. Sadly, his behavior has slowly started to worsen as the disease has taken hold and already progressed. He has always been a fan of Disney and even though the parks were closed earlier this year, Mom explained that visiting the Florida Parks was something that she’d always wanted to give to her son. As the parks made plans to open, our primary contacts at Give Kids The World helped us arrange a rush wish opportunity, even though the Village itself is closed at this time. Disney has limited the number of guests who can enter the parks, but with Dreydin’s special circumstance, accommodations were put into place and Wishes & More was able to make his dream a reality. His disease is progressing rapidly and taking more of him each day, so Mom made the difficult decision to leave his sister behind and go alone with Dreydin to allow her to give him all of her attention. They stayed at Disney’s fabulous Contemporary Resort – only steps away from the front gate of the Magic Kingdom and located on the monorail for easy entry and departure. They spent six days exploring the semi-empty parks to his heart’s content. We hope that this special time at Disney World keeps Mom & Dreydin strong throughout the uncertain days ahead.
Wish: Disney World