Lucas meets his favourite cartoon characters!

Lucas has been in and out of hospitals his entire life. He was born with a rare nervous system disorder that causes fluid to build up in his brain and affects his bowel and bladder. Lucas has now had 14 surgeries and is unable to participate in many activities that most children his age take for granted. His family helps him through his illness by surrounding him with joy and making incredible memories together.

Lucas is happiest when watching his favourite Disney® cartoons. He loves Elmo, Goofy, Olaf, and Mickey Mouse®. His dream was to visit Walt Disney World® Resort to meet his favourite characters and his wish came true!

Lucas and his family had an amazing experience at the theme park. His favourite part of the trip was meeting Mickey Mouse and he made sure to take a lot of pictures with the famous character.

The wish trip was exactly what Lucas and his family needed. It gave him the chance to enjoy being a kid again.

His mom Carla says, “The smile on Lucas’s face was priceless. Thank you for putting a smile on a child who needs to see that hospitals and surgeries are only a small part of his life. Bringing positivity and laughter is a great medicine.”

When a wish is granted, it does much more than bring joy to a child’s heart. For wish kids like Lucas, who are faced with critical illnesses, a wish-come-true provides them with strength to battle through darkness and hope for healthier, happier days ahead.

If your child is living with a critical illness, consider referring them for a life-changing wish today at makeawishtco.ca/referachild.

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