When Amelia wants to forget about her condition, she fills her thoughts with castles, kingdoms and fairytales. Her imagination transports her to enchanted lands, where she is the reigning princess. Thanks to Make-A-Wish® and Disney, Amelia was able to become the princess she imagines.
After months of anticipation, Amelia and her family arrived at her destination: the Walt Disney World® Resort. And Amelia was treated like a real princess. Every detail was planned for.
Walking through the park's entrance, Amelia knew the princesses – who gave her so much comfort and companionship – were nearby. When she finally saw them, she could hardly believe it. Her imagination had come alive. As she admired the princesses’ costumes and toys filling the park’s stores, Amelia kept repeating, “This is so pretty.” Surrounded by colorful dresses and sparkling crowns, she was in a royal paradise. This was her kingdom.
Amelia and her family wanted to celebrate her wish in style, so they dressed in their finest and made dinner reservations one evening during their trip. As they settled in for a regal meal, some of Amelia’s favorite princesses appeared. They had come to join her for dinner! One princess even kissed Amelia’s little brother, Oliver, on the cheek, and Amelia asked her mother to leave the lipstick print on his cheek all night. For Amelia, it was a reminder of her new, royal friends.
The memories from Amelia’s wish experience will continue to offer her and her family hope and happiness. And Amelia will always be a princess at heart.
Thank you Disney, for helping grant Amelia's wish and nearly 100,000 incredible Disney-related wishes since 1980.