Last year, three-year-old Scout had ringlets of soft blonde hair that bounced along after her everywhere she ran. As other toddlers laughed and ran around the playground of her preschool, Scout‘s golden curls always made her stand out from the rest.
Unfortunately, last December, Scout began to lose those locks. Scout was diagnosed with Astrocytoma, a type of brain tumor, and her chemotherapy had begun. While the painful procedures may have convinced lesser souls to give in, Scout went on doing the same things she loved to do. She has even began to read.
Still, Scout wished she could retreat to a world of fairytales. She had a blue ball gown she would sometimes wear as she danced around in front of her mirror. In the mirror, she was not a patient. She was a princess. When Scout learned that Make-A-Wish would grant a wish for her, she wanted to make one that would help her sustain that feeling.
Scout and her family embarked on their journey to meet princesses at the happiest place on Earth, Disney World®. The family was given premium accommodations at the Give Kids the World Village® in nearby Kissimmee, where they said they saw nothing but kindness. The next day, Scout got to spend a day at the “Bippidi Boppidi Boutique” inside the park. At that magical salon, Scout was given a makeover to look like her favorite princess, Cinderella, and attended an exclusive showing of the new movie soon after. Throughout her stay at the park, Scout got to be part of every show she saw, and met all of the princesses Disney had to offer. With her poise and grace, Scout fit right in with her fellow Royals.
After an action-packed week visiting many of the Disney theme parks, the family returned home. “The trip was nothing short of amazing,” Scout’s mother said. “Make-A-Wish delivered such a wonderful escape for Scout. She had a smile on her face all week.”