WHO: Wish Kid Austin, 7, from Mint Hill, N. C., who suffers from progressive cerebellar atrophy (a degenerative brain disorder), and his family.
WHAT: Granting Austin’s one true wish to visit ultra-accessible™ Morgan’s Wonderland and Morgan’s Inspiration Island, the world’s first theme park and splash park, respectively, designed with special-needs individuals in mind and built to be enjoyed by everyone. This magical wish will be granted by Make-A-Wish Central and South Texas and Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina. More than 100 Make-A-Wish Kids have visited Morgan’s Wonderland since it opened in 2010.
WHEN: Scheduled to arrive at 11 a.m. Friday, June 7, at Morgan’s Inspiration Island. (Austin is scheduled to arrive at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at Morgan’s Wonderland.)
WHERE: Morgan’s Inspiration Island and Morgan’s Wonderland, 5223 David Edwards Drive (at the intersection of Wurzbach Parkway and Thousand Oaks Drive a half-mile west of IH 35 in Northeast San Antonio).
WHY: To enable Wish kids to enjoy a day of fun, create lasting memories with family members and provide a respite from the day-to-day regimen of medical treatment.
ETC.: Non-profit Morgan’s Wonderland, which is completely wheelchair-accessible, features more than 25 attractions including rides, playscapes and gardens. Morgan’s Inspiration Island, which offers lots of get-wet fun in the Texas sun, last year earned a spot on TIME Magazine’s World’s Greatest Places list. For more information about the parks, visit www.MorgansWonderland.com.
Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes to kids with critical illnesses. Established in 1984, Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas has granted over 4,800 wishes with the help of more than 250 active volunteers and a community of generous donors. Research shows that kids who have wishes granted build the emotional and physical strength to fight their illness. A wish has the power to change lives and produce better health outcomes. For more information, visit www.cstx.wish.org.