By the age of 10, Addie had more than 30 surgeries related to a skeletal malformation. She has endured countless days in the hospital, copious amounts of pain and has had all the bones in her legs broken and reset.
“When she was diagnosed we felt like the rug was pulled out from under us,” Addie’s mom, Melissa, said. “But she’s a warrior.”
Throughout the years, doctors visits, physical therapy appointments and unexpected hospital stays have become the norm for their family. Thankfully, a much-welcomed break was on the horizon when Addie discovered Make-A-Wish® Minnesota was granting her one true wish!
“Snow White is my favorite princess,” Addie said, “and I’ve always wanted to meet her.”
So, this past May, Addie found herself on the way to meet Snow White in the magical world of Disney®!
During her week in Orlando, Addie and her family explored all the theme parks, went on a safari at the Animal Kingdom and visited the ocean for the very first time. After a particularly difficult year, this vacation was exactly what they all needed.
“It was just so nice to be together,” Melissa said. “I loved seeing the constant smiles on everyone’s faces.”
Today, Addie draws on the fun memories of her wish when she is faced with the stress of her condition. “It was the most fun I’ve ever had,” she exclaimed.