Brinley got to make her wish yesterday! It was such a cool experience. First we all got to make a wish at their wishing well, then we went upstairs where we all got to write down our own wish for Brinley. There was definitely not enough room on my paper...

They had given her a key last week that unlocks the door to the wishing room, so she carried it around the whole time until it was time to make her wish. We all got to to into the wishing room, it was really awesome. It was a very small room, everything was clear and white and the whole room changed colors with a little waterfall type thing in the middle. We videotaped it all. We all got to read our wish for her. It was hard to keep from crying. Brinley got to "announce" her wish, and send it off to the wishing wizard. Her wish was to meet Ariel. So we went downstairs to have ice cream sundae's and something "arrived" for her...see picture below....
this was from the wishing wizard telling her that her wish would be granted. In Walt Disney World! (we did know that was coming, but it was still exciting!) We have already picked our dates and I got the flight info on my e-mail this morning, they don't waste any time! We will be going Sept. 29th-Oct. 5. The whole family will be staying at a resort called Give Kids the World, it is set up especially for wish families, and only wish families can stay there. I cannot begin to tell you how excited we all are.
These are her wish granters, Brinley and Jade attached to them very quickly, they are both so sweet. You can't see it, but the star has her name on it, that was there right when we walked in. They sure made her feel special, and they were very careful to include the sisters in the whole experience, which is a big deal when there is a cancer kid in the family. The other siblings can sometimes get lost in the shadows.
One of the things they gave her was her own princess dress. It is so pretty! She really loves it.

The next day after making her wish, it was to clinic for chemo. She doesn't make the connection that the medicine they give her at clinic makes her feel sick later on, so she really loves to go to clinic. They make it so fun for her. All the nurses were so impressed with her hair, and she was quite the ham with all the attention she received. The port access was a piece of cake this time, a little crying, but so quick, and when the nurse de-accessed her she exclaimed "That didn't even hurt!" My tough little Brinley has come so far. She used to cry just to get her blood pressure taken at clinic, here she is now...
She is absolutely in love with her oncologist. Dr. Druzgal went to give her a high five after her visit and Brinley ran over and gave her a big bear hug. We are so grateful to be at this hospital. The doctors and nurses are truly wonderful. Especially they way they always remember Brinley and are so sweet to her.


We are starting steroids tonight, I don't think I will ever get used to giving her the medicine that I know will make her feel so miserable. I am preparing for the red-rimmed eyes and sick little girl, but oh boy, did we have a good month. Thanks for checking in! We are doing fabulous!

12 comments:

Stacy said...

That is so awesome. I am so excited for you guys. That will be a memorable trip! She looks so cute in her princess dress!
I would love to be a wish granter - what a cool job!

Ali said...

I don't think our family going on a Disney World Vacation (complete with the Big Red Boat - Tripp's Dream) could make me as happy as reading your post. I am so thrilled that you are given this opportunity. Can't wait to hear all about it.

Please give us a ring if you come to Vegas next week. Maybe we can hit the MultiGen pool together...

Kristin said...

Ali, what a nice thing to say. We will definitely call you if we make it to Vegas next week!

Sara said...

How exciting! I can't think of a more deserving family than you guys! You will have a blast:)What a cool experience for Brinley to have her wish granted!

Ashley said...

YEAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!! I'm so excited for you!!!!!! And Brin loves Ariel? Of course! She's the best one! My friend just went on the same Make a Wish trip so if you have any questions you want me to relay, don't hesitate.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with Stacy on being a wish granter- I was thinking about it the whole time while reading the post ;) thanks for sharing your sweeeeet experience. Lots of princess'in your family xoxoxox and one great prince too!!
A Nancy

Phyllis said...

That is so great!! I'm so glad that Brinley has been doing so well, and her wish has been granted. It will be a memorable trip for your whole family.
Phyllis & Kristen

Sole said...

I'm so happy for you guys! how exciting!! You guys deserve it, and I hope you enjoy every second of it!! I love you guys so much! Give my girls hugs and kisses, they are so beautiful!

Kristin said...

Ashley, I would love to just have any advice your friend has, any suggestions would be wonderful!

Marion said...

Hurray for the David Torres family and watch out Disney World! You guys will have a TON of fun!!

Josh and Kandice said...

That is so awesome! I'm so excited for your family, you DEFINITELY deserve it! How cute is Brinley, she wants to meet Ariel for her wish?! She's my favorite Disney princess, too! We hope you guys have a great family vacation in Orlando. Brinley is adorable and her cute hair coming back in is precious!

Tina said...

We will be at Give Kids the World on September 30-October 6, hope to see you there. My wish kid is 12 and beside herself with the waitng. See you soon.