10-year old Australian Schoolgirl, Caidee Butler, got her wish come true recently from the Make-A-Wish foundation. She was awarded a trip of a lifetime to Disney World all the way from down under…Australia.
Butler, had a rare metabolic condition that she was born with that has left her with developmental delays. The first three years of Caidee’s life was spent in the hospital receiving treatment, that included a liver transplant.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation in Perth, Australia, which was Caidee’s local office, was closed last year temporarily due to the unexpected withdrawal of pro-bono office accommodation. But despite that set back Caidee’s mother, Marneie said it was a fantastic organization and doing an amazing job.
“We started looking at the whole idea of it last year and now that it’s here we are very excited about it – we can’t wait,” Mrs Butler said.
“We have seven days in Disneyworld Florida, which is apparently the biggest and the best; we are also going to Sea World and Universal Studios.” [sic]
The whole family is staying at the popular Give the Kids the World Village which caters to sick children via Make-A-Wish Foundation or other non profits.
“They treat the children like royalty; they’ve got Disney characters to put the children to bed – it really is special,” Mrs Butler said. “For Caidee it really is a dream come true; she loves Disney and is curious to see it all.”
Make-A-Wish WA spokesman Scott Hine said the foundation had been continuing to actively grant wishes in Perth and across the whole of Western Australia for children and young people with life-threatening medical conditions.
“Despite the temporary closure of our Perth office in October 2011 due to the unexpected withdrawal of pro-bono office accommodation, Make-A-Wish Australia staff and more than 100 dedicated volunteers continue to actively support the W.A. community,” Mr Hine said.
“Earlier this year, we had a brief hold on new applications; this was soon opened again, and no promised wishes in WA have gone un-granted.
For more information and to show your support, visit wish.org.
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