On September 1, I’ll be coasting for the critically ill kids who visit Give Kids the World Village, a nonprofit resort that provides them cost-free vacations.
Give Kids The World gives these children and their families time away from hospitals, doctors and treatments. For one magical week, the 84-acre, storybook Village becomes a home-away-from-home for wish children visiting Orlando’s world-famous attractions.
That’s why I’m Coasting for Kids. I’ll join fellow supporters at Kennywood, as we coast through a day of rides and attractions to celebrate the fun families enjoy at Give Kids The World Village.
As many of you know, Nicholas was granted a Make-A-Wish trip to meet the Transformers at Universal Studios in 2014. Make-a-wish granted Nick’s wish and gave him and our family much, much more! With all of Nick’s hospitalizations and surgeries, we never took a vacation. This was my family’s first vacation made possible by Make a Wish and Give Kids the World! We stayed at Give Kids the World village and had an AMAZING time! Nick and his siblings had the BEST time from splashing around at Give Kids the World village pool, eating endless ice cream cones, breakfast of champions, free access to Disney World parks, Universal Studios, meeting the Transformers, and having a lifetime of fun for 7 days! Now it’s my turn to give back in Nick’s memory!
I can’t thank you enough for helping me reach my goal, and for creating happiness and hope for children who need it the most.