Thanks to The Something mAAgic Foundation and WishFlight 2009 for making his dream come true.
On October 2nd, Tagen and his family were up early to begin the dream trip to Central Florida. They were able to sit back and enjoy their ride to the airport in a luxury limo that was generously provided by Schertz Funeral Home. Once they arrived at the airport, they were greeted with signs, balloons, lots of cheering and applause. The ticket counter and the gate area were decorated in Tagen's honor and you could feel the excitement in the air. Thanks to The Something mAAgic Foundation and American Airlines, Tagen enjoyed a HUGE birthday and send off party.
Disney decorations were everywhere and the walls were lined with cards and well wishes from Tagen's classmates. He received lots of gifts from airport employees and the Captain of his flight came out to talk with him before their flight. Last year's WishFlight child gave Tagen "Lucky Bear" so that he wouldn't be afraid on the flight. Everyone in the gate area enjoyed lots of goodies and sang Happy Birthday before they boarded the plane to enjoy their First Class flight to Dallas. As the plane began to depart, the Fire Department gave the plane a water cannon salute in Tagen's honor. There was more partying in Dallas and a huge reception in Orlando. The family stayed at Give Kids the World for the next week and enjoyied everything that Central Florida has to offer on this trip of a lifetime. Tagen has even been able to go to "Mickey's House" and give Mickey a big hug!
We also thank the Disney Store at NorthStar Mall for donating Mickey Mouse to Tagen!