Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Make a Wish

The problem with writing three blogs (this one, Riley's and Haley's) is that I don't know what I've posted where.

For example, this post is about Riley so it should go on his blog, right? But I've already posted something about it there and I wanted to post about it here. So, here goes.

Due to Riley's medical issues and such, we were lucky enough to qualify for a wish from the Make a Wish Foundation. For those that don't know, the MAWF works with kids who have or deal with serious illnesses. In most cases, the child needs to have something life threatening or degenerative.

In Rye's case, his condition, Chiari Malformation and Syringomyelia, was degenerative. In other words, if we didn't have surgery for him last month, it's very possible that he'd lead a life of pain and be limited in many many ways.

Tonight, two volunteers from MAW came over and "interviewed" Riley about his things he likes. TV shows, foods, games, toys, music, places, restaurants, etc. We'd talked to Rye about it over the past few weeks. We tried not to color his ideas or lead him towards anything. When he finally got to talk to the volunteers, Lindy and Erin, he pretty much said he wanted to go to Disneyworld.

We had talked to him about that. Marci and I went there for our honeymoon ages ago and he saw the photo album. In looking through that and looking online, he saw so many of the things they offer there and he was pretty much sold.

Of course, we wouldn't be the first family to ever wish for a Disneyworld trip, and, as such, apparently the MAWF and Disney have a pretty good relationship. Things are all in the beginning stages now and nothing is concrete yet, but, according to the Lindy, it should be a slam dunk.

As we learn more, expect to hear more about it. In the meantime, I'm looking forward to it.