Although Zach has had a lot of medical problems and has spent more time in the hospital in his 4 years than most people do in their lifetimes he is doing better. There were times he faced infection, sepsis and even a transplant evaluation. He has been through feeding tubes, central lines, blood transfusions, iv nutrition, too many tests to remember or name and too many days away from just being a kid.
Make a Wish put a smile on his face when they asked what he wished for. "Mickey Mouse house" was his exact words, he loved Mickey Mouse and every time he watched a movie and the castle appeared in the previews, his face lit up. So when Make a Wish told him he was going to Disney World he was estatic!
To people who do not have special needs children or do not know what it is like to sit by your childs hospital bed day and night and just wish they could come home, you might not understand the value of Make a Wish.
But to us, to the families that have been touched by them, it is unexplainable. To get a week of no tests, no appointments, no hospitals. Just your child being a kid, and playing and laughing. It will be forever in our hearts what it was like for that week.
And some kids are not like Zach, some kids do not recover or get better or have remission. Knowing so many families that have lost their children to these life threatening medical conditions, makes me cherish Make a Wish so much more. Even those some of the children are no longer with us, their families remember the joy and time they got to spend seeing amazement in the eyes of their little ones.
So today, we give back. Today is Walk for Wishes. Teams have raised money to help grant wishes for children.
So Team SuperMan in honor of Zach will be there showing our support of this amazing organization.
You can read Zach's story from the beginning starting here..