During the pandemic, so many things have changed. One is that many Make-A-Wish kids, who have life-threatening illnesses, can no longer get their wish to visit Disney World due to health concerns or due to the fact that Give Kids the World Village is currently closed.
However, Disney is finding new ways to grant wishes.
Six-year-old María is battling leukemia. Her wish was to become a princess, and Disney helped make it happen.
María is a native Spanish speaker, and a Princess Bell paid her a visit and spoke Spanish. María became an honorary princess and had a very special day.
Let’s take a look:
Richard K. Davis, President, and CEO of Make-A-Wish America commented, “Just as Disney stories are shared in dozens of languages around the world, Make-A-Wish grants wishes for children of all backgrounds. This wish is the perfect example of how we strive to creatively grant wishes that also resonate culturally and authentically with wish kids and their families.”
Before the pandemic hit, half of all wishes granted in the U.S. was a Disney wish. Make-A-Wish and Disney have granted more than 140,000 wishes, and Make-A-Wish recently granted its 500,000th wish.
Glad that Disney continues to grant wishes to Make-A-Wish kids?