Evelyn is a sweet, shy four-year-old girl that loves princesses. The best way to get her interested in a conversation is to mention the word “princess,” and without fail, her face will light up like a Christmas Tree! She was diagnosed with stage 2 Wilms' Tumor at three years old after her dad noticed a large bump sticking out under her left rib cage. At a time when she should have just been enjoying childhood, Evelyn spent six months in and out of the hospital undergoing chemotherapy, with ongoing followup doctor visits.
Evelyn made an extremely quick decision that her one true wish would be to go to Disney World and visit the princesses. So, in November 2013 Evelyn’s wish was granted. Evelyn, her mother, father, and her best friend joined her in a week-long vacation to Disney World. She glowed the entire trip, completely fascinated with all of the princesses she was able to meet. Evelyn’s favorite part was when they were able to visit the Bippity Boppity Boutique, where Evelyn and her best friend were able to become princesses in a magical beauty salon.
After a long and stressful year, this Disney vacation was truly an incredible time that let Evelyn’s family forget the stress that accompanied the tumor.