It was smiles for miles for little Riley on a recent wish trip to Walt Disney World® Resort. Riley’s mom, Rosa, says the trip was more than just fun in the Florida sun for her family.
“Aside from the fun, it was emotional,” she shares. “It made me cry every day. Everyone dropped everything for him. He was treated like a prince. It was like a dream.”
Five-year-old Riley has cancer, and when a child is sick it affects the entire family. Getting away with his parents and brother and sister was an amazing bonding experience. “It brought us together as a family even more. We were closer when we returned home,” says Rosa.
Kelly, Riley’s Make-A-Wish volunteer, says meeting little Riley was delightful and helping to fulfill this wish was very important work. “We could see that he was enchanted with lights and different colors and thought a trip to Disney would be great for him.” Rosa could not agree more. “My son was smiling the whole time. No words can ever explain what it meant. Even to think about it now is overwhelming. It was more than we could have ever hoped for.”