Tripp Stratton, a five-year-old that lives in Wichita, Kansas, got his wish granted with a trip to Disney World. What makes this wish more special than other children everywhere that wish the same thing? Tripp Stratton was diagnosed with cancer in 2010, he has neuroblastoma, a rare form of childhood cancer that develops in nerve tissue.
Make-A-Wish Foundation, Kansas Chapter, has been granting wishes for children in Kansas with life threatening medical conditions for the past 27 years.
“About 70% of the wishes that we grant out of Kansas involve travel and most of those wishes are to Disney World.” Says Lisa Capps, Director of Development for Make-A-Wish Kansas. Make-A-Wish Kansas has granted more than 1000 wishes to kids since they began in 1985. “This is what we do,” says Capps, “and it’s a wonderful feeling to be able to make someone else feel happy.”
Tripp gets to spend one week at Disney World and even the trip to the airport was made to be exciting for Tripp. The whole family got to ride in a limo to the airport where there was a party waiting for them, and it even included a Disney Princess. The good news is currently there is no evidence of the disease in his body.
“It’s hard to predict,” Ashley says. “He could relapse at any moment but of course we pray that doesn’t happen.”
But for now, Trip is enjoying his wish of normal kid type fun at Disney World.
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