2003 – 2020
Bert’s Big Adventure 2011
It is with the deepest sadness that we share the news that 17-year-old Cesar Urbina passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2020. Cesar was only 18 months old when doctors diagnosed him with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), a cancer of the blood and bone marrow that progresses rapidly. After numerous years of subsequent treatments and relapses, the cancer returned. Cesar, along with his parents, Arcedalia and Jose, and his two brothers, Oscar and Fernando, went to Walt Disney World with Bert’s Big Adventure in 2011.
“One of my favorite memories of Cesar was from a night in Disney when we had a surprise dance party for the families. At the time, Cesar was a huge Justin Bieber fan and we asked the DJ to play one of his songs. I was so surprised to see how much Cesar’s eyes lit up at the sound of Justin’s music. He had been pretty reserved leading up to the trip, but he totally came out of his shell on the dance floor that night. It was awesome to see him let his guard down and just enjoy dancing with his new friends and family. Cesar was such a fun-loving kid. We’ll miss him so much.” – Molly Darby, Executive Director of Bert’s Big Adventure