When Kawena wants to forget about her condition, she fills her thoughts with castles, kingdoms and fairytales. Her imagination transports her to enchanted lands, where she is the reigning princess. On her recent wish trip to Walt Disney World, Kawena was able to become the princess she imagines.
After months of anticipation, Kawena and her family arrived at her destination - Walt Disney World®. And Kawena was treated like a real princess. Every detail was planned for.
Walking through the park's entrance, Kawena knew the princesses – who gave her so much comfort and companionship – were nearby. When she finally saw them, she could hardly believe it. Her imagination had come alive. As she admired the princesses’ costumes and their sparkling tiaras, Kawena's sweet smile shined bright. She met her favorite Princess, Ariel, and even Anna and Elsa! Surrounded by colorful dresses and sparkling crowns, she was in a royal paradise. This was her kingdom.
Kawena and her family wanted to celebrate her wish in style, so they dressed in their finest and had a breakfast with the most beautiful Disney princesses! As they settled in for a regal meal, some of Kawena's favorite princesses appeared. Princess Jasmine even sat down to join her and her sister, Taina, for a part of the meal. The girls talked and giggled and just enjoyed each other's company. Jasmine was just one of the many new royal friends both Kawena and her sister made.
The memories from Kawena's wish experience will continue to offer her and her family hope and happiness. And she will always be a princess at heart.