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2020 Grin Kids

Athen Bean

AGE: 6 years old
ILLNESS/DISABILITY: Nonverbal Autism
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO FOR FUN: Swim, Sing, watch YouTube
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP: Not sure yet
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE DISNEY CHARACTER AND WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT THEM: Towmater & Lightening McQueen
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO MOST FOR YOUR UPCOMING TRIP TO DISNEY WORLD: Meeting Mickey Mouse

Bailey “Bay” Bradford

AGE: 11 years old
ILLNESS/DISABILITY: Autism, Amputee, Ostomy, Non-verbal
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO FOR FUN: Listen to music, watch movies, Youtube videos.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP: Verbal and more independent.
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE DISNEY CHARACTER AND WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT THEM: Mona, Cars, Frozen – they are my favorite Disney movies.
IF YOU HAD A CHANCE TO MEET YOUR FAVORITE DISNEY CHARACTER, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO TELL THEM: I would like them to sing to me.
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO MOST FOR YOUR UPCOMING TRIP TO DISNEY WORLD: Walking around the parks, live shows with music and singing.

Bradford “Bubba” Smith

AGE: 5 years old
ILLNESS/DISABILITY: Duchennes Muscular Dystrophy
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO FOR FUN: Play baseball and ride four wheelers.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP: Major league baseball player.
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE DISNEY CHARACTER AND WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT THEM: Olaf because he is made of snow.
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO MOST FOR YOUR UPCOMING TRIP TO DISNEY WORLD: Just being able to go.

John “Bryson” Ogle

AGE: 6 years old
ILLNESS/DISABILITY: Lissencephaly, rare brain disorder
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO FOR FUN: Listen to music, read books, watch cartoons, watch Family Feud.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP: Happy and Healthy.
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE DISNEY CHARACTER AND WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT THEM: Pluto because I love dogs and I also love Mickey Mouse.
IF YOU HAD A CHANCE TO MEET YOUR FAVORITE DISNEY CHARACTER, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO TELL THEM: I don’t talk but I would squeal and give you a head hug.
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO MOST FOR YOUR UPCOMING TRIP TO DISNEY WORLD: Spending time with my family and seeing all of the Disney characters.

Darrilynn Johnson

AGE: 11 years old
ILLNESS/DISABILITY: Cerebral Palsy, gastocheasis, hydrocephalus, non ambulatory
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO FOR FUN: Watch TV.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP: A princess.
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE DISNEY CHARACTER AND WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT THEM: Sophia the first, she is a very sweet princess. Also, Dr McStuffins, she helps everyone.
IF YOU HAD A CHANCE TO MEET YOUR FAVORITE DISNEY CHARACTER, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO TELL THEM: Tell them that I love them.
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO MOST FOR YOUR UPCOMING TRIP TO DISNEY WORLD: Meeting my favorite characters.

Devan Sager

AGE: 8 years old
ILLNESS/DISABILITY: Pernital stroke on the left side, CP, epilepsy, autism, chromosome 16p duplication, vision and language disorders, sensory processing disorder.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO FOR FUN: swim, ride four wheelers with pop, work puzzles, cars, i-pad.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP: Soccer player.
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE DISNEY CHARACTER AND WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT THEM: Sully and Mike from Monsters Inc, Frozen is Anna and Elsa, Puppy Pals, and Lightning McQueen.
IF YOU HAD A CHANCE TO MEET YOUR FAVORITE DISNEY CHARACTER, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO TELL THEM: Can you come and play with me?
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO MOST FOR YOUR UPCOMING TRIP TO DISNEY WORLD: Castle, Fireworks, Rides, Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse.

Emily Hinton

AGE: 5 years old
ILLNESS/DISABILITY: Burned by over 58% of her body, trach placement, balance issues.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO FOR FUN: Play with baby dolls and spend time with family.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP: Jasmine from Aladdin.
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE DISNEY CHARACTER AND WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT THEM: Jasmine and Aladdin – love how they twirl.
IF YOU HAD A CHANCE TO MEET YOUR FAVORITE DISNEY CHARACTER, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO TELL THEM: Ask Aladdin and Jasmine to teach me how to twirl like they do.
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO MOST FOR YOUR UPCOMING TRIP TO DISNEY WORLD: To have fun and see lots of cool stuff.

Genesis Cordoba

AGE: 5 years old
ILLNESS/DISABILITY: Mosaic Turner Syndrome and Hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO FOR FUN: Play with dolls and coloring.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP: Doctor or teacher.
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE DISNEY CHARACTER AND WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT THEM: Anna and Elsa.
IF YOU HAD A CHANCE TO MEET YOUR FAVORITE DISNEY CHARACTER, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO TELL THEM: I am Elsa and my sister is Elsa because we love each other like they do.
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO MOST FOR YOUR UPCOMING TRIP TO DISNEY WORLD: To have fun with my family.

Gray Freeman

AGE: 5 years old
ILLNESS/DISABILITY: Down Syndrome.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO FOR FUN: Swing, Swim watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE DISNEY CHARACTER AND WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT THEM: Mickey and Pluto.
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO MOST FOR YOUR UPCOMING TRIP TO DISNEY WORLD: Seeing all the characters.

Gray Hendrix

AGE: 6 years old
ILLNESS/DISABILITY: Vein of Galen Malformation Failure to thrive, G/J Tube dependent, Gastroparesis, Hypogammaglobulinemia.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO FOR FUN: Play with Avengers and SuperHeroes, Legos, play with my brother Nolan and I like Super Mario games.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP: Airline pilot who makes cupcakes and pretzels for my passengers.
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE DISNEY CHARACTER AND WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT THEM: Buzz Lightyear – I like his wings.
IF YOU HAD A CHANCE TO MEET YOUR FAVORITE DISNEY CHARACTER, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO TELL THEM: What do you like to do for fun.
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO MOST FOR YOUR UPCOMING TRIP TO DISNEY WORLD: Toy Story Land and the Buzz Lightyear ride.

Joseph “JJ” Frost

AGE: 5 years old
ILLNESS/DISABILITY: Drowning with anaxic brain injury.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO FOR FUN: Go to the beach and swim.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP: Police Officer.
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE DISNEY CHARACTER AND WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT THEM: Donald Duck – he is funny.
IF YOU HAD A CHANCE TO MEET YOUR FAVORITE DISNEY CHARACTER, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO TELL THEM: How he got so funny.
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO MOST FOR YOUR UPCOMING TRIP TO DISNEY WORLD: Seeing Donald Duck and going on rides.

Krash Galliher

AGE: 6 years old
ILLNESS/DISABILITY: CP, Hydrocephalus, Autism.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO FOR FUN: Throw bounce balls with my mom, dad and brother.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP: A Superstar.
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE DISNEY CHARACTER AND WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT THEM: Winnie the Pooh.
IF YOU HAD A CHANCE TO MEET YOUR FAVORITE DISNEY CHARACTER, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO TELL THEM: Give them a big ole squeeze.
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO MOST FOR YOUR UPCOMING TRIP TO DISNEY WORLD: He has no idea he is even going yet : )

Madison Culbreth

AGE: 10 years old
ILLNESS/DISABILITY: Occipital Encephalocele, Hypotonia and Pronation, Multicystic Dysplastic Kidney Disease.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO FOR FUN: Love to make Rubber Band bracelets, Cheerleading, Tumbling and Swimming. I love to collect balls, play board games, and watch YouTube with my brother.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP: Teacher or a Chef.
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE DISNEY CHARACTER AND WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT THEM: Elsa, I love to hear her sing. Her castle and her beautiful dress too.
IF YOU HAD A CHANCE TO MEET YOUR FAVORITE DISNEY CHARACTER, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO TELL THEM: I would ask them to take a picture with me so I could show all my friends.
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO MOST FOR YOUR UPCOMING TRIP TO DISNEY WORLD: Flying on a jet. Seeing all of the Disney characters.

Maggie Leger

AGE: 9 years old
ILLNESS/DISABILITY: Hyptonia ADHD, Speech Delay.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO FOR FUN: Go to Chuck E Cheese, play on my kindle, ride a bike and play basketball.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP: A baker or someone who works with computers.
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE DISNEY CHARACTER AND WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT THEM: Snow White – Minnie Mouse.
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO MOST FOR YOUR UPCOMING TRIP TO DISNEY WORLD: Going to see Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

Rhys Proctor

AGE: 10 years old
ILLNESS/DISABILITY: Half a heart, 3 complex heart defects.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO FOR FUN: Swim, play video games, play with my dog Tanker; spend time with my family, play guitar.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP: Not real sure but maybe a musician.
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE DISNEY CHARACTER AND WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT THEM: Kylo Ren, Carlos from the Descendants.
IF YOU HAD A CHANCE TO MEET YOUR FAVORITE DISNEY CHARACTER, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO TELL THEM: Kylo Ren, how does it feel to be related to Darth Vadar? Carlos, How fun is it to have a talking dog?
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO MOST FOR YOUR UPCOMING TRIP TO DISNEY WORLD: He does not know he is going on the trip yet.

Samuel “Willy” Murdock

AGE: 5 years old
ILLNESS/DISABILITY: Biliary atresia, liver replaced transplant, Perthes Disease, Chronic Immunosuppression.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO FOR FUN: Play super heros, wrestle, play with my little brother.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP: Police Officer because they fight crime.
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE DISNEY CHARACTER AND WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT THEM: Donald Duck and Aladdin and Cat Noir.
IF YOU HAD A CHANCE TO MEET YOUR FAVORITE DISNEY CHARACTER, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO TELL THEM: I would ask Cat Noir to show me some cataclysm.
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO MOST FOR YOUR UPCOMING TRIP TO DISNEY WORLD: The rides, but I don’t like heights.

Tripp Galliher

AGE: 6 years old
ILLNESS/DISABILITY: Mood disorder, ADHD, Autism, Extreme prematurity.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO FOR FUN: Play toys with my brother.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP: Police Officer.
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE DISNEY CHARACTER AND WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT THEM: Aladdin, because I like him.
IF YOU HAD A CHANCE TO MEET YOUR FAVORITE DISNEY CHARACTER, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO TELL THEM: Give him a hug.
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO MOST FOR YOUR UPCOMING TRIP TO DISNEY WORLD: He has no idea he is going yet.

Willa Ann Henderson-Dillard

AGE: 5 years old
ILLNESS/DISABILITY: Charge Syndrome.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO FOR FUN: Play nurse, swimming, jump on the trampoline, build forts and slides that make you laugh.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP: Nurse.
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE DISNEY CHARACTER AND WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT THEM: Minnie Mouse she is kind and helpful and makes a great play nurse.
IF YOU HAD A CHANCE TO MEET YOUR FAVORITE DISNEY CHARACTER, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO TELL THEM: I’m still learning how to ask questions.
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO MOST FOR YOUR UPCOMING TRIP TO DISNEY WORLD: Having fun with my family, meeting children like me. Riding a roller coaster, and meeting Mickey Mouse.

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