Five-year-old Catherine from Clifton, VA loves bunnies, dance class and macaroni & cheese. But, most importantly, she loves the Disney princesses—especially Belle from Beauty and the Beast.
With the help of Make-A-Wish®Mid-Atlantic, Catherine, who was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, was able to fulfill her one true wish of meeting Princess Belle and the rest of the princesses at the Walt Disney World® Resort!
Catherine and her family packed up for a week in sunny Florida and made their way to the Give Kids the World Village Resort® where Catherine was given the pampered princess treatment she deserved. The next day Catherine attended a private meet-and-greet with Belle! The two shared a morning of great fun and conversation, and Catherine even got Belle’s autograph to remind her of the momentous occasion forever. But Catherine’s exciting trip did not end there— in fact, it was just getting started! She spent the next few days going on tons of wild rides and meeting her other favorite movie characters, including Tinkerbell, Ariel and Rapunzel.
Catherine’s trip to Walt Disney World® Resort was more than just a pleasant vacation. It was a chance for her to forget about her sickness and treatments and be the vibrant, fun-loving girl that she is. While it is always sad to leave the magical place, Catherine and her family returned home with wide smiles and priceless memories that they will always cherish.