Bert's Big Adventure 2017 - Ares

Ares D.

Age: 8
Hometown: Morrow, GA
Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type II

Favorite Disney Character: Han Solo
Favorite Disney Celebrity: I don’t know yet.
Favorite Singer or Band: Bruno Mars
Favorite Song: Uptown Funk
Favorite Food: Pasta
Favorite TV Show: Lab Rats
Favorite Movie: Star Wars
Favorite Color: Blue and Orange
Sport/Hobby: Playing video games
When grow up I want to be: A Soldier
I’m looking forward to: Meeting Bert
If you could bring any souvenir back from Walt Disney World, what would it be?: Toys

Bert's Big Adventure 2017 - Charlotte L.

Charlotte L.

Age: 7
Hometown: Summerville, SC
Diplegic Infantile Cerebral Palsy, Spasticity, Dystonia, Scissoring Gate

Favorite Disney Character: Goofy
Favorite Disney Celebrity: Elsa
Favorite Singer or Band: Celtic Women
Favorite Song: Open the Eyes of My Heart
Favorite Food: Macaroni and Cheese
Favorite TV Show: Dora the Explorer
Favorite Movie: Finding Dory
Favorite Color: Red
Sport/Hobby: Soccer
What member of “The Bert Show” do you want to take on a ride at Walt Disney World?: Kristin
What do you want to be when you grow up?: A Fire Fighter
If you could bring any souvenir back from Walt Disney World, what would it be?: Goofy
What are you looking forward to the most about the Bert’s Big Adventure trip?: Flying on an airplane
Do you like to ride roller coasters? YES!
This will be Charlotte’s first ride on an airplane, and her first visit to a large theme park as well as the first time that she would remember staying in a hotel or resort.

Christopher F.

Christopher F.

Age: 11
Hometown: Murfeesboro, TN
Leukemia

Favorite Disney Character: Ariel
Favorite Disney Celebrity: I don’t have one yes
Favorite Singer or Band: Nickelback
Favorite Song: Not Afraid
Favorite Food: Papaya and Papa Johns Pizza
Favorite TV Show: That 70s Show
Favorite Movie: Fast and Furious
Favorite Color: Black and Blue
Sport/Hobby: Skateboarding
When grow up I want to be: Professional Skateboarder or Race Car Driver
I’m looking forward to: Riding a roller coaster!
If you could bring any souvenir back from Walt Disney World, what would it be? I don’t know

Bert's Big Adventure 2017 - Christopher W.

Christopher W.

Age: 8
Hometown: Acworth, GA
Leukemia

Favorite Disney Character: All of them
Favorite Disney Celebrity: Bullseye
Favorite Singer or Band: Anything Country
Favorite Song: Stressed Out
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite TV Show: Teen Titans
Favorite Movie: Star Wars
Favorite Color: Gold and Orange
Sport/Hobby: Hockey and Lacrosse
When grow up I want to be: An Artist, a Police Officer or Doctor to help Cancer kids
I’m looking forward to: Going on all the rides.
If you could bring any souvenir back from Walt Disney World, what would it be?: Everything!

Bert's Big Adventure 2017 - Destiny

Destiny S.

Age: 8
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Craniofacial Clefting

Favorite Disney Character: Cinderella
Favorite Disney Celebrity: Laura Marano
Favorite Singer or Band: Haschak Sisters
Favorite Song: Let It Go
Favorite Food: Pancakes
Favorite TV Show: Heartland
Favorite Movie: Anything Is Possible
Favorite Color: Pink
Sport/Hobby: Gymnastics
When grow up I want to be: Gymnastics Coach
I’m looking forward to: Seeing Cinderella’s Castle
If you could bring any souvenir back from Walt Disney World, what would it be?: A Cinderella Castle

Gabe W.

Age: 7
Hometown: Newnan, GA
Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus, Arnold Chiari Malformation

Favorite Disney Character: Mickey
Favorite Disney Celebrity: Zendaya from KC undercover
Favorite Singer or Band: Tucker Beathard
Favorite Song: Rock On
Favorite Food: Mashed Potatoes
Favorite TV Show: Lion Guard
Favorite Movie: Toy Story
Favorite Color: Green
Sport/Hobby: Cub Scouts
When grow up I want to be: Fire Fighter
I’m looking forward to: Riding the train at Disney
If you could bring any souvenir back from Walt Disney World, what would it be?: A stuffed Kion, Woody or Buzz.
What member of “The Bert Show” do you want to take on a ride at Walt Disney World?: Bert
Do you like to ride roller coasters?: Depends on the ride.

Bert's Big Adventure 2017 - Grace

Grace C.

Age: 6
Hometown: Loganville, GA
Heart Transplant recipient – previously Restrictive Cardiomyopathy, Sensory Processing Disorder

Favorite Disney Character: Anna and Elsa
Favorite Disney Celebrity: Mickey
Favorite Singer or Band: Meghan Trainor
Favorite Song: No and Peace Like a River
Favorite Food: Cake and fresh fruit
Favorite TV Show: Peppa Pig
Favorite Movie: Frozen and Finding Nemo
Favorite Color: Rainbow
Sport/Hobby: Swimming, horseback riding, and going to the park
When grow up I want to be: A Tooth Fairy
I’m looking forward to: The airplane ride, seeing where Mickey Mouse lives, and meeting Anna and Elsa!
If you could bring any souvenir back from Walt Disney World, what would it be?: A Disney style drawing of my siblings and I

Bert's Big Adventure 2017 - Gracie C.

Gracie C.

Age: 11
Hometown: Dawsonville, GA
Cerebral Palsy

Favorite Disney Character: Rapunzel and Ariel
Favorite Disney Celebrity: Selena Gomez
Favorite Singer or Band: Ariana Grande
Favorite Song: Love Will Find A Way from Lion King II
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite TV Show: Lion Guard
Favorite Movie: The Lion King II and The Little Mermaid II
Favorite Color: Purple
Sport/Hobby: I love to sing and write songs! I aspire to be a famous YouTuber.
When grow up I want to be: A Famous YouTuber
I’m looking forward to: The chance to meet Selena Gomez…?
What member of “The Bert Show” do you want to take on a ride at Walt Disney World?: All of them
If you could bring any souvenir back from Walt Disney World, what would it be?: Anything to show my teachers and friends at school.
If you could bring any souvenir back from Walt Disney World, what would it be?: A Disney style drawing of my siblings and I
Do you like to ride roller coasters?: Depends on the ride
We have never been to Disney World so it will all be a new experience for both of us!

Bert's Big Adventure 2017 - Karma

Karma L.

Age: 6
Hometown: Danville, GA
Stage 4 Neuroblastoma

Favorite Disney Character: Snow White
Favorite Disney Celebrity: Austin and Ally
Favorite Singer or Band: Taylor Swift
Favorite Song: Can’t Stop The Feeling
Favorite Food: Collard Greens
Favorite TV Show: My Little Pony
Favorite Movie: Moana
Favorite Color: Purple
Sport/Hobby: Collecting pins and coins
When grow up I want to be: A Police Officer
I’m looking forward to: It’s a dream tour Cinderella’s Castle
If you could bring any souvenir back from Walt Disney World, what would it be?: Disney pins and coins

Khaleb J.

Age: 6
Hometown: Charleston, SC
Cystic Fibrosis

Favorite Disney Character: Lightning McQueen and Mater
Favorite Disney Celebrity: Lightning McQueen and Mater
Favorite Singer or Band: Bruno Mars
Favorite Song: Uptown Funk
Favorite Food: Chick-fil-A
Favorite TV Show: Batman
Favorite Movie: Batman
Favorite Color: Black or Purple
Sport/Hobby: Playing video games
When grow up I want to be: Batman
I’m looking forward to: Spending the night in the hotel.
If you could bring any souvenir back from Walt Disney World, what would it be?: Skylander Imaginators

Bert's Big Adventure 2017 - Millie

Millie B.

Age: 8
Hometown: Hiram, GA
Clear Cell Sarcoma of the Kidney

Favorite Disney Character: Bambi
Favorite Disney Celebrity: Dove Cameron
Favorite Singer or Band: Luke Bryan
Favorite Song: I Don’t Want This Night to End
Favorite Food: Whipped Cream
Favorite TV Show: Liv and Maddie
Favorite Movie: Nine Lives
Favorite Color: Blue
Sport/Hobby: Riding Horses
When grow up I want to be: A Horseback Riding Trainer
I’m looking forward to: Seeing Animal Kingdom
If you could bring any souvenir back from Walt Disney World, what would it be?: A necklace.

Bert's Big Adventure 2017 - Noah

Noah Y.

Age: 11
Hometown: Powder Springs, GA
Down Syndrome

Favorite Disney Character: Dory
Favorite Disney Celebrity: Dory
Favorite Singer or Band: Justin Timberlake
Favorite Song: Can’t Stop the Feeling
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite TV Show: I mostly watch movies
Favorite Movie: Finding Dory, Inside Out, Monster’s Inc. and Trolls
Favorite Color: Purple
Sport/Hobby: I love to dance and sing!
When grow up I want to be: A performer or an actor. I really want to be in movies.
I’m looking forward to: Everything. I’m looking forward to meeting my favorite characters.
If you could bring any souvenir back from Walt Disney World, what would it be?: Something from one of my favorite movies.

Bert's Big Adventure 2017 - Samantha

Samantha M.

Age: 7
Hometown: Macon, GA
Wilm’s Tumor

Favorite Disney Character: Ariel
Favorite Disney Celebrity: Maddie from “Liv and Maddie”
Favorite Singer or Band: One Direction
Favorite Song: Welcome to New York
Favorite Food: Chicken Nuggets
Favorite TV Show: Henry Danger
Favorite Movie: Trolls
Favorite Color: Teal
Sport/Hobby: Softball
When grow up I want to be: A Veterinarian
I’m looking forward to: Going to Disney World and riding rides.
If you could bring any souvenir back from Walt Disney World, what would it be?: I’m not sure.