Tuesday, January 31

Making Wishes Come True

Today was such a rewarding day...

I am so grateful to the power of the internet and Twitter because of a tweet, friend, LeAnn Rimes sent out about making a young girl, 6-years-old, come true last night, we were able to make a young lady's dreams come true of going to Disneyland before she goes blind.

Here is their story:
Spc. Cogswell, who has been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, is currently stationed in Hawaii with the 57th Military Police Company, 8th MP Brigade at Schofield Barracks.  They have 3 daughters, one of which, Cadence, was sadly stricken with Growth Hormone Deficiency and Septo Optic Dysplasia that is causing her to go blind.  The doctors are predicting that she will likely have no vision this time next year.

The Cogswell’s are trying to make as many memories as they can while Cadence still has some sight left.  They are requesting to fly back home to Georgia to see their family and to go to Disneyland which has been a longtime dream for Cadence.

We were able to:
  • Get American Airlines on board and pay for the entire families flights from Hawaii to LA.
  • Hotel accommodations for 5 days/4 nights paid for by me at a Disneyland resort. 
  • Three days of fun at Disneyland are going to come true thanks to LeAnn Rimes, who will also be spending one of the days at the park with Cadence and her family along with LeAnn's husband Eddie Cibrian.  
There is no greater feeling than giving back and anyone can do it, no matter how small or big. Please do something and trust me the reward is much greater than one could ever imagine. 

A HUGE thanks to LeAnn Rimes, American Airlines, Disneyland and WishUponAHero.com!!! 

Congratulations Cogswell family and we can't wait to see the smile on little Cadence's face when she arrives at Disneyland! Dreams really do come true!!! Make one come true for someone else today by visiting www.wishuponahero.com.

Here's LeAnn's video "Give" that truly says it all: