Compassion: Wish Granting

Each year, through our partnerships with wish-granting organizations such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation®, The Walt Disney Company makes thousands of dreams come true for children who are facing life-threatening illnesses. The number one wish of all children with life-threatening illnesses is a trip to a Disney theme park. In 2003, the company through in-kind services provided over 10 million dollars to help fulfill wishes.

Snow White & Friends During Disney’s recent "An Evening of Magic" fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation®, Elizabeth "Ashley" Gullap had her special wish granted. The 12-year-old from Ripley, Miss., wanted to see what it's like to be a star and attend a red carpet event with Disney Channel's Raven-Symonè. Her dream was fulfilled when she arrived in a limousine and the two walked the red carpet together, posing for photographers and even participating in media interviews. American Idol's Randy Jackson joined the two on the carpet, surprising Ashley with a big hug. For more information on Disney’s "An Evening of Magic" click here.

-- Disney cast-member quote

"The Make-A-Wish Foundation not only touches the lives of children and families, but also the lives of cast members at the Disney Resorts. Every time a Make-A-Wish child passes my way I can see the happiness and joy radiating through their eyes. It lets you know that there are good people who truly care about others and making their dreams come true. Thank you, Make-A-Wish Foundation."

Click here to see the magic that was created by Disney and Make-A-Wish®
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