What is Pixie Dust Wishes?
Pixie Dust Wishes is a foundation that makes Disney wishes come true for individuals with special needs an their families. They will get to experience the magic of Disney, the special accommodations and magical moments that Disney provides to guests with disabilities, and the entire family will have the opportunity to retreat away from the daily challenges and demands that go along with the precious joy of raising a child with special needs.
Who is eligible for a Disney Wish?
“Our goal is to be able to grant as many Disney wishes possible for individuals with special needs. We accept letters of nomination from the the following people involved in the individual’s life: learning support teacher, therapist, regular education classroom teacher, medical professional, paraprofessional, coach, or any other professional that works with that individual on a regular basis. After our board members have accepted the nomination letter, an application and other paperwork will be required when we contact you. They then will decide who we are able to grant a wish to based on their letters, our current funds, and any other criteria that they find to be important in making a decision. Our hope is to eventually be able to grant a wish for each nomination and completed application we receive, but this depends on financial support from our fundraisers, sponsors, and the community.” ~ Pixie Dust Wishes
An applicant must be a Pennsylvania resident to qualify for a wish.
How many wish have been granted?
In 2017 Pixie Dust Wishes was able to grant 3 wishes and these families will travel in 2018. That is an amazing achievement and there will be even more magic to come in 2018. Read more about the first recipient, Sofia and the Race to Neverland. The second recipient is Eddie and here is the coverage of him receiving his wish. Lastly, in 2017 they were able to grant a wish to Camryn and here is a video of her receiving her wish.
What is Magical Memory Planners Involvement with Pixie Dust Wishes?
Our role is two fold. First, we are sponsors of this amazing foundation. We are proud to help support their goals in providing these magical moment for these very special children. Secondly, our agent Jennifer Carr works with the wish recipient and their family to plan their magical vacation. She works very hard to be sure this trip is magical, memorable, and relaxing for these families.
What can you do to help?
There are a few options in ways you can support Pixie Dust Wishes.
Start fundraiser of your own
Participate in the Race to Neverland 5k
Participate in the Festival of Wishes – April 15, 2018