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Her very own fairy tale: SaraGrace visits Walt Disney World® Resort

SaraGrace and her brother at Walt Disney World

“ Her eyes sparkled as brightly as her tiara when she first saw Cinderella. As one princess met another, SaraGrace’s heart filled with hope. ”

As she steps through the gates of the Magic Kingdom, 6-year-old SaraGrace leans forward to accept the glittering tiara that is placed atop her head. With a curtsy and a giggle, she is transported to the pages of her very own fairy tale.

SaraGrace at Walt Disney World

Life has not always been a fairy tale for SaraGrace. True to her name, she has battled a life-threatening heart condition since birth with courage and grace every day.  SaraGrace has spent many days of her childhood on the sidelines - unable to visit the playground or skip rope at recess because of her illness.
 
The Make-A-Wish Foundation gave SaraGrace the chance to visit a world where childhood flourishes.  When she felt sad or sick, SaraGrace focused on a treasured goal: her wish to meet Cinderella at Walt Disney World®.
 
In Florida, SaraGrace fluttered from ride to ride with her brother, hand-in-hand. Every experience - from riding the carousel to devouring ice cream sundaes - gave the girl new energy.  Her eyes sparkled as brightly as her tiara when she first saw Cinderella. As one princess met another, SaraGrace’s heart filled with hope.

Photos:  SaraGrace and her brother pose with "Mickey Mouse ears" (above) and the princess enjoys a ride on the carousel (below). 

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