We are heartbroken to share the news that Ziyonn Carter, 14 years old, passed away on Thursday, June 29th after struggling with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2, a condition that is characterized primarily by progressive muscle weakness that develops in children. Ziyonn went to Walt Disney World with Bert’s Big Adventure in 2013, along with his mom, Shavonda Watts; sister, Anyia Carter; and grandmother, LaVonia Watts.

“Ziyonn’s smile was nonstop. That sweet kid was always smiling, and every time he came to a Bert’s Big Adventure event, everyone – families and staff, alike – would light up with excitement to see him and make their way across the room to be the first to talk to him. We will miss Ziyonn so much.” – Bert Weiss

Please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers as they grieve the loss of this beautiful child. Click here for service details.  

Ziyonn Carter