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A Stay in Cinderella Castle

POSTED BY: Lillian Cain

It’s a bucket list item that you wouldn’t actually write on your bucket list because it would never happen. And yet, for one family, it did.

Back in December of 2017, you may remember a contest we held offering a dream-come-true night at the famed Cinderella Castle Suite at Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park. All gifts from the contest benefitted our littlest patients at Florida Hospital for Children, so it was a fairy-tale ending all around.

The Brown family enjoyed a night’s stay at the illustrious palace, a fairy tale breakfast at Cinderella’s Royal Table, as well as round-trip flights to and from Orlando, FL and 2-day Disney Park passes for each guest. But for the Browns, it was more than just a bucket-list experience, it was treasured time with family.

“My family is spread out across the country. With my daughter in LA, my son and his kids in Tallahassee and myself and my wife in Atlanta, we are rarely all together. That’s why this experience was so special, because we got to spend time as a family.”

  

Although the experience was incredible, it was also special for the Brown family to support Florida Hospital for Children. When Steve’s son was born premature, he had with a lung condition that required a stay at their local children’s hospital for several weeks. “Today,” Steve tells us, “my son is 22 years old and is as healthy as a horse. We feel blessed and thankful for the opportunity to give back to help others like my son.”

Your chance to win a stay at the Cinderella Castle may be over, but you still have the opportunity to help kids and their families at Florida Hospital for Children.

This summer, we are celebrating Christmas in July at Florida Hospital for Children. Join in on the celebration and write an encouraging note to a child in the hospital, shop for a toy on our Amazon Wish List or make a gift to serve our littlest patients. However you decide to spread some cheer this Christmas in July, recognize that your contribution provides the emotional, educational and developmental support kids need to feel safe—and maybe even have some fun—while in the hospital.

We know it’s not December, but why not spread Christmas cheer?