Shanice is a kind 15-year-old from St. Croix who is battling leukemia. There were so many things that she could wish for, but only one thing was big enough to be her ultimate wish. Shanice wished to go to Walt Disney World® in Orlando. She was overwhelmed with excitement when she heard her wish would come true and that she would enjoy a week-long vacation at the “happiest place on Earth.”
Joined by her parents and younger brother, Shanice set out for a magical and enchanting trip. They stayed in a beautiful private villa at Give Kids The World Village, a resort reserved solely for wish families. At the Village, she enjoyed so many extra special amenities including eating in a Gingerbread House, playing video games in the no-coins-needed arcade and swimming in a gorgeous pool. She visited many different theme parks with front-of-the-line passes, including the Magic Kingdom®, SeaWorld and Universal Studios. Her most memorable part of the wish was meeting Mickey and Minnie Mouse and her favorite park was Universal Studios. It’s no exaggeration to say that it was a fairy tale come true for Shanice and she is so very thankful for her experience!