For six-year-old Myah, her wish experience had a lot of firsts. It was her first time being on a plane, her first time in a limo, her first time in Hawaii and her first time eating Hawaiian shaved ice. “She tried so many flavors!” exclaimed her mom. “She loved all the colors!”
The trip to Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawaii, marked an important milestone for Myah and her family. It signified the end of her treatments and the harsh realities of care-providing. “She’s had quite the battle to fight,” said her mom. When Myah was just four years old, doctors diagnosed her with a high-risk form of brain cancer. She immediately underwent aggressive treatment that included radiation, chemotherapy and medication.
The wish experience gave the family a chance to relax together and enjoy things they had never experienced. As the youngest of four children, Myah loves to play and is very out-going. In Hawaii, she and her sisters got to swim, enjoy the activities at the resort, make a keepsake surfboard, meet all her favorite Disney characters, and even searched for turtles along the bay. “It was just amazing,” said her mom. “The colors of the water and the trees were so different and beautiful. It allowed us to enjoy quiet family time.” Myah’s favorite parts of the wish was getting hugs and kisses from Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, telling stories with Chip & Dale, and dancing with Goofy at breakfast.
So many firsts. So many memories.
“We are thrilled that she could go and that she’s healthy enough to enjoy it. She was able to play and have fun like kids should. It’s a good feeling. We’ll never forget it.”