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Candice's Wish to go to Walt Disney World® Resort

  • Candice and Mickey Mouse!

  • Candice at Give Kids The World

  • Candice in her new Make-A-Wish T-shirt!

“ This wish boosted Candice’s morale and will continue to give Candice strength ”


- Candice's Mother

Meet Candice; a bright, beautiful, and cheerful 7-year-old who was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia when she was just 2 months old. She has been fighting her disease for over 6 years now, and though she has many days that are a struggle, her mother Frances says, “Candice has a wonderful, positive attitude and is a very happy little girl!”

Candice was so excited when her Wish Granters arrived at her home, because she already knew her one true wish…to go to Walt Disney World® Resort. And it was no surprise to us…we know that Disney World is the happiest place on earth!

First stop? Give Kids The World Village, where Candice and her family stayed during their visit. An amazing wonderland with never-ending ice cream, all the pizza you can eat, fun activities around the clock, and  Santa Claus stops by for a visit every Thursday night! From there, it was onto the parks: Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Epcot, Magic Kingdom, SeaWorld and Universal Studios. The best part of Candice’s trip? Meeting Mickey Mouse and her favorite princess, Tiana. The best part of Mom’s trip, “Was getting to spend time with her family and seeing her child not have to think about her medical condition and all that comes with it.” She also said that this wish boosted Candice’s morale and will continue to give Candice strength.

Special Thanks to Give Kids The World and Disney for their generous support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and for making it a magical world.

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