In January 1996, our terminally ill 10 year old son, Ryan, was sent to Orlando courtesy of Make a Wish Denver. We stayed at Give Kids the World in a 2 bedroom villa. Onsite they had food, a pool, ice cream, activities, and they gave us donated tickets to Disney parks and Sea World! Ryan was placed up on a pedestal and spoiled for a week.
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.
Give Kids The World Village became a home-away-from-home during our once-in-a-lifetime trip and it didn’t cost our family a cent.
Sadly, two months after the trip, Ryan passed away from brain cancer. In Ryan's memory, for the 5th year in a row, we have joined Give Kids the World in their mission by taking on the Challenge for Hope and raising money for this wonderful organization that changed our lives. We can’t do it without your help!
Thank you for supporting us and the brave children who visit Give Kids The World.
All the best,
Wayne and Roxanne Covillo