It was only a few months ago when many people were making plans for summer vacations. The coronavirus pandemic has changed those plans and it can be very disappointing for young children. That is especially true for one young girl who thought that she would have to give up her wish that came from the Make-A-Wish Foundation. As it turns out, family and friends stepped in to help.
Khloe Sudol was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder when she was only nine years old. The Make-A-Wish Foundation granted her wish to go to Disney World with her family.
Everything was set for the trip to Orlando but then Make-A-Wish had to postpone travel-related wishes because of restrictions associated with COVID-19.
“The health and safety of everyone in our Make-A-Wish community including our wish families is our priority. Due to current medical and public concerns, travel-related wishes have been postponed for the well-being of our wish kids and families, until further notice. We have ensured to our wish families that travel wishes in the near future have been postponed, but not canceled,” Michael Dominick, the Director of Communications at Make-A-Wish New Jersey, said in a statement to the media.
It wasn’t a complete shutdown of the wish, because it will be rescheduled when it is safe for the trip to happen. That didn’t stop the mother’s friend, Shawna Mulford, from taking matters into her own hands. She owns Let’s Party Events, and she wanted Khloe to celebrate her 10th birthday in style.
Shawna started the transformation of Khloe’s yard on Wednesday, April 1. She also wanted the streets in front of the house to be the Happiest Place on Earth. It included a 75 car parade with her favorite Disney characters inside. Cinderella, Olaf, and even Mickey Mouse showed up for the event. That isn’t even to mention all of the Disney gifts that were provided at the end. It looks like the young girl got her wish after all.SKM: below-content placeholder