Last week I did my best to share much of Shylah’s Make-A-Wish trip to Disneyland on Facebook. Before we left a friend told me to “unplug and enjoy,” but for everyone who traveled through the dark days over the past two years, Shylah’s Make-A- Wish experience was an incredible high point for her that I wanted to share while it was happening. From the Make A Wish breakfast announcement, heading down the road in the RV, arriving to Disneyland and meeting Olaf, this was a memory making trip we will never forget.
Now that we’re back and in the comfort of our own wifi, I wanted to share some more about this amazing experience. Starting with the incredible wish reveal on Wednesday November 2nd and then leaving on the 9th to Disneyland in Shylah’s “Princess RV.”
I may need to share the journey in parts. So, I’ll try to be as concise as possible, but with the family schedule (church, chores, etc.), I may need to publish in parts.
Wake Up for Wishes
Shylah was the Northeastern California and Northern Nevada chapter of Make-A-Wish’s 6,000th wish. To recognize this milestone for Make-A-Wish, Shylah’s wish was revealed “live” in front of 600 people who were attending the “Wake Up For Wishes” event at the Hyatt in Sacramento. It was the first time that the chapter had revealed a wish like this live.
To introduce Shylah, her journey and her wish, Make-A-Wish produced this wonderful video:
Our family was then invited on stage where Shylah was asked about her wish and then two princess joined her on stage to escort her to her wish.
Shylah’s “Princess RV” was right outside the Hyatt and the princesses took her out there while guests watched a live feed of her reaction. News stations were also on hand to capture the moment.
Here is a live broadcast from Good Day Sacramento:
Another Good Day Sacramento Feature:
Shylah’s wish was also featured on CBS 13:
It was quite the morning and emotional in many ways. To be at this point was certainly a milestone in Shylah’s journey and we felt so blessed to be in this place and enjoying this experience with her.
to be continued…