Going to Orlando is always cause for excitement, but for 13 metro Atlanta families that left for Florida on Thursday, Feb. 19, the trip means more than just a good time. It’s a chance for them to forget about the day-to-day difficulties of dealing with chronic conditions and terminal illness and focus on having fun.
As part of Bert’s Big Adventure, the families get to go on an all-expense paid trip to Walt Disney World that lasts for five days. The experience started with a send-off party at the Sheraton Atlanta Airport before the families walked the red carpet and boarded a private plane for the flight to Orlando.
The participants were chosen because their families include a child between the ages of 5 and 12 who has been diagnosed with a chronic condition or a terminal illness. Financial need was also considered. None of the families had been to Disney World before and they all live in the Bert Show listening area.
Bert’s Big Adventure is a non-profit organization founded by Bert Weiss, host of the Bert Show, the morning show on Q100. For more information about Bert’s Big Adventure, visit www.bertsbigadventure.org.