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Henry's smile returns at Walt Disney World®Resort

  • The family enjoys a stress-free time being together on Henry's wish trip.

  • The mariachi band invites Henry to join in with his guitar!

  • Henry makes friends with many of his favorite Disney characters.

  • For wish kids like Henry, a wish can replace anxiety with hope.

  • Each day brings new adventures, and new friends.

“ He was smiling like I have not seen in a long, long time. ”

- Eric, Henry's dad

Wish Kid Henry, 6, from Essex Junction, recently returned from a wonderful adventure at Walt Disney World® Resort!

Henry, and his family, stayed at Give Kids The World, where they were able to enjoy ice cream for breakfast each morning, play miniature golf and watch movies at the Safari Theater! “The Give Kids the World village was amazing and humbling. Because its run by so many volunteers, it reminded us that we are not alone and so many people care,” says Henry’s dad, Eric.  

As a wish dad, Eric shares the impact that Henry’s wish made on their family. “Henry's wish was a break for us. For over a year now, Henry's medications have been changing non-stop and this has been extremely taxing on all of us. This vacation was a stress-free time where we could enjoy some great activities and time with each other.”

Henry wished to go to <em>Walt Disney World</em><sup>®</sup> ResortA trip to Walt Disney World® Resort includes visits to Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood and Universal Studios, Animal Kingdom and Sea World! Henry stayed very busy! “Henry absolutely loves Disney and going on rides. He could've spent an entire day simply riding a carousel or driving the cars in Tomorrowland. He was smiling like I have not seen in a long, long time. It was so nice to see him be able to do things that he wanted to and really have some fun,” says Eric. “I teared up when a mariachi band in EPCOT pulled him up and had him play his guitar with them. It was so meaningful and I am sure that he will remember that for a long time.”

“We wanted to say thank you again for providing us with such a wonderful and special trip. We all had a blast and it was so nice to see Henry smile and laugh again.”

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