Oct 16, 2007
American Airlines and the Something mAAgic Foundation are partnering with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant the wishes of 28 children on the 12th annual American Airlines WishFlight to Orlando on Friday, Oct. 19, 2007. WishFlight gives children with life-threatening medical conditions and their families the opportunity to spend a week at the Give Kids The World Village at Walt Disney World Resort.
The children and their families will be sent off with a Bon Voyage event upon their departure that will include festive decorations, cheers from event volunteers, clowns and sweets.
"WishFlight is all about hope and fun for everyone involved. The gift of a child's 'wish come true' provides immeasurable joy for the entire family," said Jennifer Proctor, Executive Director of the Something mAAgic Foundation. "It is an honor to be a part of an organization that replaces hospital visits and worries with happy times and memories that the whole family can enjoy."
During their week-long stay at Give Kids The World Village, the children and their families will be given accommodations in a private villa and meals onsite at the Gingerbread House restaurant. The Village offers entertainment such as a wheelchair-friendly carousel, a train station and Ice Cream Palace that serves all-you-can-eat ice cream to the children.
American Airlines has supported the Village for more than ten years and the construction of a new villa, with financial support from American Airlines, will begin on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007 and is expected to open in 2008.
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