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Ashlyn Sees a Whole New World

Ashlyn's wish to go to Walt Disney World®

“ The entire experience was the dream of a lifetime for our entire family together. It was wonderful having no appointments, responsibilities, or any stresses for one week. ”


- Ashlyn's mother

  • Ashlyn , 5

    • Congenital Cardiac Condition
    • I wish to go to Walt Disney World®
  • I wish to go
  • Naples

Just like many other five-year-olds, Ashlyn loves to dress up like a princess. Therefore, it only made sense that she got the royal treatment during her wish to Walt Disney World®. And there certainly was royal treatment as everyone doted on her and called her by name. Ashlyn felt “so big” and that touched her parents’ hearts as well.

Ashlyn, her brothers and her parents were all smiles. They arrived at Give Kids The World Village, which was a peaceful and loving environment to come home to for the six nights they were there. Ashlyn had the ultimate Disney experience, going to a variety of parks. She danced with Mickey, as well as met Rapunzel, Belle, Mulan, Pluto, Minnie, Elsa and more.
Ashlyn was so surprised and pleased when her favorite characters greeted her like they were long lost friends. With her front-of-the-line privileges, she even rode the mine train ride three times. She also got to ride a horse.

Ashlyn made the most of her stay, having delicious treats like snow cones, pizza and cookies. Her favorite part was attending the parades, where she waved and clapped repeatedly. The fireworks were the icing on the cake of a wonderful vacation.

“Ashlyn loved every moment of her adventure,” her mother said, “The entire experience was the dream of a lifetime for our entire family together. It was wonderful having no appointments, responsibilities, or any stresses for one week.”

Wish Granters: Lesley Colantonio & Taylor Marini                                                                                
Wish referred by Michael LaCorte, her physician                                                                                  
Wish granted in memory of Mr. Robert Colantonio
  • Ashlyn's wish to go to Walt Disney World®

  • Ashlyn's wish to go to Walt Disney World®

  • Ashlyn's wish to go to Walt Disney World®

  • Ashlyn's wish to go to Walt Disney World®

  • Ashlyn's wish to go to Walt Disney World®

  • Ashlyn's wish to go to Walt Disney World®

  • Ashlyn's wish to go to Walt Disney World®

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