It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and what better way to ring in the holidays than surprising someone with a Walt Disney World vacation? Well, that’s exactly what the non-profit organization, Baking Memories 4 Kids, did for a New Jersey boy with a chronic disease.
Six-year-old Sebastian Foster was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease at birth, forcing the family to spend years in and out of the hospital. The good news is after years of waiting, Sebastian finally received a transplant and is finally healthy enough to travel. And that’s where Baking Memories 4 Kids stepped in!
The national non-profit organization surprised the six-year-old boy with an all-expense-paid trip to Disney World! They revealed the surprise thanks to the help of the local fire department as they sent fire trucks to the Foster’s house alongside founder, Frank Squeo, who actually started the organization due to personal reasons. “I had advanced Stage 3 cancer 14 years ago,” Squeo told ABC, “and if it wasn’t for a miracle I would not be here today.”
When Sebastian found out he was going to Walt Disney World, it was truly a dream come true. “He’s been asking to go to Disney for a long time, so he’s so excited,” Sebastian’s mother, Beatriz Foster, said.”It actually means everything. This will actually be our first trip as a whole family.”
Baking Memories 4 Kids is a non-profit that bakes and sells cookies to send families to Walt Disney World. Thanks to the volunteers, who take the time to bake cookies, the non-profit has sent more than 250 families to Orlando, Florida.
For more information and to support Baking Memories 4 Kids, visit their website here.