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Kayla Sets Sail with her favorite Disney Characters

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“ You have no idea how much the magical Disney Cruise added joy, laughter and gratitude to our lives. ”

- Wish Mom

Bon Voyage!

Kayla’s journey on the sea began when she told Make-A-Wish® Alabama volunteers during her wish party at Zaxby’s that she wanted to go on a Disney Cruise Line® cruise.  

This trip was Kayla’s chance to have some freedom; away from hospitals, doctor’s offices and less worry than what she has had in recent years. Make-A-Wish® Alabama was able to grant Kayla’s wish when she set sail on the ocean blue October of 2014.

During the trip, Kayla and her family shared laughs together visiting with Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Tinker Bell, Ariel and a Pirate’s of the Caribbean themed party. Kayla and her big brother brought along their signature books and got the autographs of all their favorite characters.

In Kayla’s spare time she loves to go to school and play with her big brother. Her favorite book is about Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse so her wish made perfect sense when she wanted to visit her favorite Disney characters!

Kayla’s mom shared some thoughts with Make-A-Wish Alabama after the trip and said “You have no idea how much the magical Disney Cruise added joy, laughter and gratitude to our lives.  The kids had so much fun!!! It was a blessing to sit back and watch them play and laugh together not thinking of the past trials that we have endured.”  Kayla and her family will have these memories for the rest of their lives and can look back and remember the time when they truly had nothing to worry about.

A special thanks to Zaxby’s for hosting Kayls’s wish party before her trip! Make-A-Wish Alabama truly appreciates all that you do to help our wish children. If you’d like to learn how to get involved with Make-A-Wish Alabama, visit our website at


The kids had so much fun! It was a blessing to sit back and watch them play and laught together not thinking of the past trial that we have endured. ”

— Wish Mom

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