MUCH DESERVED VACATION/WISH GRANTED FOR SIBLINGS WHO CARE FOR THEIR LITTLE BROTHER WITH CHROMOSOMAL ABNORMALITY
Sweet Zach has Cri Du Chat Syndrome (chromosomal abnormality). He is 4 but cannot walk independently. He has tibial torsion which makes it difficult to walk. He also has intellectual and developmental disabilities. Zach’s medical condition requires the help of his entire family.
Here’s the wish we received:
Zach is a very sweet and joyful little guy. His cuteness and joyful nature attract a lot of attention! He is the youngest of our 4 children (siblings are 11, 10 and 6) and he truly is a gift to our family! But he requires a lot of care and his siblings sometimes struggle with all the attention he gets from us, his parents. Zach cannot do much for himself. Intellectually and developmentally he is more like an older infant/ younger toddler. He cannot walk independently (but he can crawl and cruise!) We still bathe him, feed him, dress him, and carry him. He uses a wheelchair for transportation outside the home. He is mostly non-verbal. He depends on us for all of his care.
So our wish is actually for Zach's siblings. We would like to take Zach's 3 siblings away for a weekend (2 days, 1 night) to Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg, VA to be able to give them a weekend of much needed undivided attention, bonding, and fun!
Having a large family makes it difficult to afford vacations so having this wish granted would be a huge blessing for our family!
We hear it all the time - Siblings often have to be overlooked when a special needs child is part of a family. We believed this family and siblings deserve this trip. That’s why we Granted this wish for them.
Have fun sh Great Wolf Lodge kids!