Tuesday, March 29, 2011

GKTW + Disney Challenge Day 2!

Today was a really emotional day for me. I work at a country club currently doing banquets mainly, and today we had a funeral for a 3 year old boy, Matthew, who had Leigh's Disease. Leigh's disease is a rare inherited neurometabolic disorder that affects the central nervous system. There were only 2 children with Leigh's in Canada, and both have since passed away. Obviously I did not know Matthew, but setting up the room with him artwork, pictures and teddy bears was very hard. In every single picture this blue eyed blondie had the largest grin, and from the stories told by his family and friends he was a incredible sweet, loving, playful, mischievous boy. When putting out the teddy bears I noticed one looked very familiar, and then it clicked! It was Duffy! Looking again the tell tale Mickey prints were on the bottom of his feet. Matthew had, through the Make A Wish Foundation gone to Disney World! Which also means he most likely stayed at the Give Kids the World Village. It's all I've been thinking about all day since. The Village does incredible things for terminally ill kids who make it their wish to visit Central Florida. I am so, so excited to get down to Florida so that I can volunteer here. If you are on the program, on a summer program, waited listed for a program, applying for a program, thinking about applying for a program, or anything else like that, please consider sparing some of your time. Through Disney you can volunteer at numerous different places depending on what you're interested in. We get to work at the most incredible place in the world, with free entrance to parks and with Central Florida and beyond as our playgrounds. We are given such a huge opportunity through working for Disney, especially on this program, please, take even just one day out from parks, and beaches, and pools and all that stuff that is so much fun and volunteer. You will make a gigantic impact, and create a ripple that will grow into a wave. It will be worth it.

Now on a lighter note....


Belle from Beauty and the Beast!

Belle is beautiful, intelligent and has dreams and ambitions. She's not only with being the status quo and she wants adventure in the great wide somewhere! Belle sees inner beauty or ugliness and doesn't base her opinions on outer appearances. She also kinda seems kinda geeky, which I think is cool. Plus she gets to rock that gold dress! Belle is by far my favourite princess! I turn into a 5 year old when I see her at the parks! It's so exciting!

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