MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A four-year-old Miami boy suffering from a chronic illness is going to Disney World.
Escher is one of 30 kids who has been invited to stay at the Give Kids The World Village in Orlando, a 70-acre 4.9 star resort where the families stay during their weeklong vacation.
Give Kids The World Village caters directly to children with critical illnesses and features a wheelchair-accessible pool, movie theatre, carousel, beauty spa, putt-putt golf course, and a boundless playground.
American Airlines’ Something mAAgic Foundation teamed up with “Make a Wish” for another year of making these kids’ wishes come true.
The pilot for the flight was Owen Cotto.
“They celebrate Christmas every Tuesday. There’s ice cream. It’s like a big old playground,”
When asked about what he was excited to see, Escher said enthusiastically, “Spider-Man!”
He’ll be five in just two days. His mom said he’s been through a lot.
“Our son had cancer and went through just torture,” Talia said.
Escher’s family received a special ride through Miami International Airport in a superhero-themed shuttle.
But the fun didn’t end there. His fans and biggest supporters met him at the gate before take-off where they held a big party full of candy and popcorn.
Escher and his family will receive free passes to any theme park in Orlando during their seven-day stay.