WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — A Cumberland girl with cerebral palsy will be spending Thanksgiving weekend at Walt Disney World Resort.
The trip was organized by Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island, which helps make wishes come true for children with life-threatening medical conditions.
At nine months old, Brooke Reynolds was diagnosed with one of the more severe forms of cerebral palsy.
She struggles with the loss of motor and sensory functions in her arms and legs, and her speech and physical developments are severely delayed.
To help loosen up her muscles, she receives various rounds of therapies every month, has physical and occupational therapy twice a week, and every four months, she’s injected with botox treatments to loosen her muscles.
Eyewitness News was there when 5-year old Brooke and her family arrived at T.F. Green Airport early Tuesday morning to catch their flight.
“When I say magical, we mean magical. We woke up and this little one was smiling … We just got escorted by the police and wasn’t it amazing?” said Allison Reynolds, Brooke’s mom.
“We are just blessed and looking forward to making some amazing memories.”
Brooke also has to wear special leg braces on her hands and legs everyday, but through it all, friends and fans on her Facebook page say she is as delightful as can be.