Mark and his family began living an all-too-real nightmare when the precious three year old was diagnosed with a cancer called acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Despite have a wonderful and caring health care team, the uphill battle was scary and exhausting for the whole family.
Things took a turn for the better when Mark’s health care staff referred him for a Wish at Make-A-Wish New Mexico. Mark knew exactly what his big Wish would be – to have dinner with Mickey Mouse in his house!
During the wish granting process, Mark was overflowing with excitement, as he had never been to Walt Disney World® Resort or the beach. All of Mark’s fears seemed to melt away as he repeatedly bragged about his upcoming trip. His parents treasured watching him play in the ocean, spend quality time with his siblings, and have a special dinner with Mickey Mouse. These new memories made the family’s fight against leukemia a little more bearable. The Wish experience has renewed Mark’s spirits as he now constantly asks to relive his time through the hundreds of photos taken that week.
Mark and his family strongly believe “his Wish was a game-changer” in their courageous journey battling cancer.