Lincoln Wishes To go to Walt Disney World®

Lincoln, age 3, diagnosed with Treacher Collins Syndrome, wished to go to the Disney World Resort® in Florida.

Lincoln, his parents and a caregiver travelled to Florida for a trip of many firsts. His excitement began to build as they were boarding the plane for his very first flight!

At Give Kids the World Village, where the family stayed, Lincoln was able to meet and play with other kids, many who were wish kids themselves. “To see him just play and have fun was wonderful, this trip gave Lincoln the ability to just be a kid,” said Stephanie, Lincoln’s mom. “This was absolutely the most amazing experience for our family.”

During their trip, Lincoln was able to dip his feet in the ocean and go swimming at the resort pool – both were firsts for this amazing three-year-old! Lincoln was ecstatic to be able to go swimming with his dad.

At Disney World, Lincoln was able to play with other kids and meet many of the kind park characters – his favourites being Belle, Goofy and Tigger. “All the characters went above and beyond for us,” said Stephanie. “Lincoln was treated like a celebrity.”

With the generous support of local organizations and individuals, we continue to share the power of a wish with the children in our area.  We sincerely thank Raymond James®  for sponsoring Lincoln’s wish through the Adopt-A-Wish® program.

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