Christopher R.

Christopher R.

1993-2017

Our Bert’s Big Adventure family is heartbroken to learn that 23-year-old Christopher Romero passed away on Monday, January 23, 2017. Christopher attended Bert’s Big Adventure’s annual trip to Walt Disney World in 2005; he was just 12 years old at the time.

“He was a light. I don’t know how to describe it any better than that. He was just a bright, shining light. You couldn’t help but look at Christopher and just be in a great mood when you saw him smile. He was such a special kid and we will never forget him. I’m so glad that he was part of the trip and so thankful for the time we had together.” – Bert Weiss

Christopher’s memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 28th at 2 p.m. at Henry Baptist Church. Please keep this sweet family in your thoughts and prayers.

Reece D.

Reece D.

William Reece Dodson, age 10, of Fairburn, Georgia, passed away on Monday, January 23, 2017, at his residence.  He was born in Riverdale on April 9, 2006, to William Dodson and Jessica Pickering.

He is survived by:  his parents; maternal grandparents, Carroll and Rob Longnecker of Fairburn; paternal grandmother, Laura Mullis of Palmetto; sister, McKenzie Dodson of Stockbridge; brothers, Parker Dodson of Stockbridge and Jayce Dodson of Hiram.

Reece was chosen to attend Bert’s Big Adventure this year, 2017. Please join the Bert’s Big Adventure family as we keep this family in our thoughts and prayers.

Austin F.

Austin F.

“Austin was an inspiration to everybody at Bert’s Big Adventure. He was a sweet kid that fought so bravely. He genuinely touched all he came in contact with.”

– Bert Weiss

Lake B.

Lake B.

“One of the toughest kids I’ve ever met, Bert’s Big Adventure’s Lake Bozman went to heaven this morning. The smiles that he and his family wore for three hours as a contracted member of the Atlanta Hawks is forever how I will remember him and the joy his family shared together.”

– Bert Weiss

Lake B.

Anthony S.

“The thing that we remember the most was Anthony’s strength – emotionally and physically. Our most vivid memory of Anthony from the 2014 trip to Walt Disney World was him giving piggy-back rides to the staff members. He loved Goofy, WWE Wrestling and cooking. During this difficult time, please pray for peace and strength for his family; mom, Juliana; dad, Theo; sister, Jeanette; and brother, Nathan. Bert’s Big Adventure will always remember Anthony for his strength and smile. We will miss you, Anthony.”

– Stacey and Bert Weiss

Lake B.

Jayla M.

“Although Jayla was unable to attend our Bert’s Big Adventure trip, we still consider her and her family part of the Bert’s Big Adventure family. The Myers’ faith and strength through their difficult battle was inspiring, to say the least.”

– Bert Weiss

Lake B.

Gus C.

“The world is a little less happy of a place with the loss of Gus. His infectious smile will be forever engrained in our memories.”

– Bert and Stacey Weiss

Shawn-Teek Tillery

Shawn-Teek T.

1995-2013

Bert’s Big Adventure 2006

Bobby F.

Bobby F.

1992-2005

Bert’s Big Adventure 2004

“The one thing I’ll never forget about Bobby was his smile. Man, all that kid did was smile. It was so contagious. He’d light up the room when he was in it.”

– Bert Weiss

Destiny P.

Destany P.

1992-2005

Bert’s Big Adventure 2006

“Even during Destany’s sickest days she always had a smile on her face when I would go to see her. Destany taight me a lot about faith and courage. Kids can teach you so much if you listen”

– Nurse Cathy

Destiny P.

James B.

1994-2007

Bert’s Big Adventure 2007

“After James passed away I happened to meet a friend of his. He told me that when he was new to school and having a hard time adjusting, James was the first to step up and be his friend.” – Dr. Michelle

Christopher A.

Christopher A.

1995-2007

Bert’s Big Adventure 2004

“I will never forget sitting next to the pool with Christopher’s mom and grandmother as Bert wheeled him into the swimming pool for the very first time. The look on his face was priceless.” – Jenn Hobby

Matty M.

Matty M.

2000-2011

Bert’s Big Adventure 2009

“Matty’s favorite things were trains and, as his mom stated, Matty took his final train ride to heaven where he will have no more pain.” – Bert Weiss

Jessica K.

Jessi K.

2005-2011

Bert’s Big Adventure 2011

“Jessi passed away just weeks before she was set to take the Bert’s Big Adventure 2011 trip. Jessi’s mom told us that Jessi hoped that one day she could fly like Tinkerbelle and we believe she has had her wish fulfilled.” – Stacey Weiss

Gunner

Gunner

1998-2011

Bert’s Big Adventure 2007

“It’s with sad hearts that we announce that Gunner Mitchell, of the 2007 Bert’s Big Adventure trip, lost his battle with Pulmonary Hypertension on Wednesday, October 12, 2011. Gunner loved Goofy! The Bert’s Big Adventure staff will miss this kind, gentle little boy. Our hearts go out to Gunner’s family and friends.” – Stacey Weiss

Gunner

Haleigh L.

1994-2013

Bert’s Big Adventure 2003

“Our hearts are heavy with sadness; however, we take great comfort in knowing that Haleigh was able to have her wish come true by going to see the beach with her mother.” – Bert and Stacey Weiss