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Jovani's Walt Disney World Adventure

Jovani's trip to Disney World

“ For Jovani, this is an experience he will never forget. ”

  • Jovani , 6

    • Myoclonus Ataxia
    • I wish to go to the Walt Disney World® Resort!
  • I wish to go

Jovani, from Ellicott City, MD is a happy and energetic kid who lives everyday to the fullest.

At the age of two and a half, Jovani was diagnosed with myoclonus ataxia, which left him unable to talk, walk or even hold up his head. He underwent countless treatments including chemotherapy, immune suppressions and screenings. Now six-years-old, Jovani is a kid whose smile lights up a room. When volunteers from Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic asked his one true wish, he knew he wanted to travel to the Walt Disney World® Resort. 

The family was flown down to Orlando, Florida to start their vacation, then after the flight the pilot made a special appearance to greet them and allowed Jovani to explore the cockpit— a special experience for Jovani and his family. A Hummer limo drove them to the Give Kids The World® Resort and became a highlight of the trip for Jovani. In the parks, Jovani was able to meet some minions from the movie Despicable Me and have a blast riding the Tower of Terror, Soarin and the Buzz Lightyear ride. At Universal's Islands of Adventure®, Jovani was able to meet and talk to some of the characters, which was a once in a lifetime opportunity for him. 

For Jovani, this is an experience he will never forget. Jovani and his family were able to record priceless moments with the gift of a video camera. With funny memories and laughable moments captured on video, the family can now reminisce about their time spent together.

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