For the fifth year in a row we have accepted the challenge to raise money for Give Kids The World Village.
Our terminally ill 10 year old son Ryan was sent to Orlando in January 1996 courtesy of Make a Wish Denver. We stayed at Give Kids the World. We were placed up on a pedestal and were spoiled for a week. Ryan had a fantastic time with his best friend Jeff and us. Sadly, 2 months later Ryan passed away from brain cancer.
Every day, this nonprofit “storybook” resort provides cost-free vacations to children and families battling critical illnesses, and we believe those vacations create happiness and hope when these families need it most.
When a child is diagnosed with a critical illness, their family’s life become full of unexpected and unpredictable challenges, from doctor appointments to hospital stays and medical treatments.
But for one week, children and families have the chance to laugh, play and simply spend time together – both at the Village and at Central Florida’s world-class theme parks and attractions.
Give Kids The World Village becomes a home-away-from-home during their once-in-a-lifetime trip and it doesn’t cost the families a cent.
We have joined them in their mission by taking on the Challenge for Hope. We can’t do it without your help.
Thank you for supporting us and the brave children who visit Give Kids The World.
Wayne and Roxanne Covillo