Our 2018 kids - Ashlynn

Ashlynn R.

Age: 5
Hometown: Lawrenceville, GA
Somatic Overgrowth/CLOVES Syndrome

Favorite character: Ariel
Favorites Disney celebrity: Doc McStuffins
Favorite song: Rio Soundtrack
Favorite food: Mac & Cheese
Favorite color: Orange
Favorite sport/hobby: Dance
If you could bring any souvenir back from Walt Disney World, what would it be?: Princess Dress
What do you want to be when you grow up? Doctor
What are you looking forward to most? Fireworks

Our 2018 kids - Braxton

Braxton D.

Age: 5
Hometown: Villa Rica, GA
Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma

Favorite Disney Character: ‘Mator
Favorite Disney Celebrity:
Favorite Singer/Band: Anything Country
Favorite Food: Steak, Ribs, Corn, Potatoes
Favorite TV Show:
Favorite Movie: Cars, Lion King
Favorite Color: Red, Blue, John Deere green
Sport/Hobby: Fishing
If you could bring any souvenir back from Walt Disney World, what would it be?:
What do you want to be when you grow up? A Farmer
What are you looking forward to the most?: Having fun, not going to the doctor for a whole week, eating good food, roller coasters
Do you like roller coasters? Never been on one but wants too!

Our 2018 kids - Carsyn

Carsyn L.

Age: 8
Hometown: Gainesville, GA
Congenital Infantile Fibrosarcoma of the Heart

Favorite Disney Character: Jack Skellington
Favorite Disney Celebrity: Tim Allen (Buzz Lightyear)
Favorite Singer or Band: Fall Out Boy
Favorite Song: Immortal by Fall Out Boy
Favorite Food: Fried Cheese Sticks
Favorite TV Show: America’s Funniest Home Videos
Favorite Movie: Captain America Civil War
Favorite Color: Green
Sport/Hobby: Basketball, video games
When grow up I want to be: A Biologist
I’m looking forward to: Spending time with my family, the rides & luxury hotel
If you could bring any souvenir back from Walt Disney World, what would it be?: Avatar
Do you like roller coasters?: Yes

Our 2018 kids - Link

Cleo “Link” H.

Age: 5
Hometown: Winder, GA
Pontocerebellar Hypoplasia

Favorite Disney Character: Iron Man
Favorite Disney Celebrity:
Favorite Singer or Band: Jason Aldean
Favorite Song: Watching
Favorite Food: Peanut butter & Banana Sandwich
Favorite TV Show: The Cat In The Hat
Favorite Movie: Home
Favorite Color: Red
Sport/Hobby: Video Games
If you could bring any souvenir back from Walt Disney World, what would it be?: A Sword
When grow up I want to be: A Dentist
I’m looking forward to: Flying on an airplane
Do you like roller coasters?: Maybe!

Bert's Big Adventure 2017 - Courtney B.

Courtney B.

Age: 9
Hometown: Ft. Wayne, IN
Juvenile Arthritis, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome 

Favorite Disney Character: Merida
Favorite Disney Celebrity: Peyton Elizabeth Lee
Favorite Food: Banana Pudding
Favorite TV Show: Fuller House
Favorite Movie: Miracles from Heaven
Favorite Color: The Rainbow
Sport/Hobby: Volleyball
If you could bring any souvenir back from Walt Disney World, what would it be?: Light-up Minnie ears
What do you want to be when you grow up? Doctor
What are you looking forward to the most?: Having fun and meeting new people
Do you like roller coasters? Yes!
“First” time experience for the family on the trip? Vacation that doesn’t involve a doctor’s visit

Bert's Big Adventure 2018 - Kennedy M.

Kennedy M.

Age: 12
Hometown: McDonough, GA
Autoimmune Hepatitis

Favorite Disney Character: Tiana
Favorite Disney Celebrity: Zendaya
Favorite Singer or Band: Carrie Underwood
Favorite Song: Blue Ain’t Your Color
Favorite Food: Chick-Fil-A Nuggets
Favorite TV Show: Raven’s Home
Favorite Movie: Thor
Favorite Color: Coral, Royal Blue
Sport/Hobby: Cheer
When grow up I want to be: Nurse
I’m looking forward to: Getting to see all the parks & ride the rides
If you could bring any souvenir back from Walt Disney World, what would it be?: Cute Disney shirt
Do you like roller coasters?: Yes

Bert's Big Adventure 2018 - Khairi B.

Khairi B.

Age: 5
Hometown: Hapeville, GA
AML (Leukemia)

Favorite Disney Character: PJ Masks (Cat Boy)
Favorite Disney Celebrity: PJ Masks characters
Favorite Singer or Band: Ninja songs or Disney songs
Favorite Song: Can’t Stop the Feeling
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite TV Show: PJ Masks
Favorite Movie: Cars
Favorite Color: Blue
Sport/Hobby: Basketball, football, karate
If you could bring any souvenir back from Walt Disney World, what would it be?: Anything!
When I grow up I want to be: Firefighter/hero
What are you looking forward to most?: The entire trip!
Do you like roller coasters?: Yes!

Bert's Big Adventure 2018 - LJ T.

LJ T.

Age: 5
Hometown: Newnan, GA
Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma

Favorite Disney Character: Mickey Mouse
Favorite Disney Celebrity: Descendants Cast
Favorite Singer or Band: Bruno Mars
Favorite Song: That’s What I Like
Favorite Food: Pizza & Mac & Cheese
Favorite TV Show: Spongebob
Favorite Movie: Never Ending Story 2
Favorite Color: Green
Sport/Hobby: Soccer
When grow up I want to be: A Police Officer
I’m looking forward to: Seeing all the characters
If you could bring any souvenir back from Walt Disney World, what would it be?: A big Mickey

Bert's Big Adventure 2018 - Luis E.

Luis E.

Age: 11
Hometown: Marietta, GA
Germ Cell Brain Tumor

Favorite Disney Character: Tarzan/Peter Pan
Favorite Disney Celebrity:
Favorite Singer or Band: Rap
Favorite Song:
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite TV Show: Disney XD
Favorite Movie: Captain America
Favorite Color: Red
Sport/Hobby: Basketball
If you could bring any souvenir back from Walt Disney World, what would it be?: A Hat
When I grow up I want to be: Firefighter
I’m looking forward to: Flying on an airplane
Do you like roller coasters?: No

Bert's Big Adventure 2018 - Nevaeh W.

Nevaeh W.

Age: 5
Hometown: Acworth, GA
Cerebral Palsy, Short Bowel (Gut) Syndrome

Favorite Disney Character: Belle, Elsa, Moana
Favorite Disney Celebrity:
Favorite Singer or Band: Taylor Swift
Favorite Song: Shake it Off, Let it Go
Favorite Food: French Fries, Chicken Nuggets
Favorite TV Show: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Favorite Movie: Frozen/Moana
Favorite Color: Purple
Sport/Hobby: Soccer, horseback riding
When grow up I want to be: A Model
I’m looking forward to: All of it! Seeing the look on my child’s face who is at an age and intellect to believe in magic!
If you could bring any souvenir back from Walt Disney World, what would it be?: Ornaments, Castle with figurines, Disney photo frame
Do you like roller coasters?: Yes
“First” time experience for the family on the trip? Monorail, flying together

Bert's Big Adventure 2018 - Shalaijah H.

Shalaijah H.

Age: 10
Hometown: Austell, GA
Multi-organ Transplant (liver/pancreas/small/large intestine)

Favorite Disney Character: Elsa/Anna
Favorite Disney Celebrity: Minnie
Favorite Singer or Band: Justin Beiber
Favorite Song: Cold Water
Favorite Food: Cupcakes/Brownies
Favorite TV Show: Austin & Ally
Favorite Movie: Marvel Adventures
Favorite Color: Purple
Sport/Hobby: Gymnastics
When grow up I want to be: A Gymnast
I’m looking forward to: Fun and snacks!
If you could bring any souvenir back from Walt Disney World, what would it be?: Minnie Mouse teddy bear
Do you like roller coasters?: Never been on one
“First” time experience for the family on the trip? Everything!

Bert's Big Adventure 2018 - Vincent B.

Vincent B.

Age: 7
Hometown: Joelton, TN
Dandy-Walker Syndrome

 

Favorite Disney Character: Spiderman
Favorite Disney Celebrity: Spiderman
Favorite Singer or Band:
Favorite Song: Everything!
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite TV Show: Spongebob
Favorite Movie: Jumanji
Favorite Color: Green
Sport/Hobby: Playing with cars
When grow up I want to be: A Superhero
I’m looking forward to: New place, new things and adventure!
If you could bring any souvenir back from Walt Disney World, what would it be?: A really big Spiderman
Do you like roller coasters?: I don’t know yet!

Bert's Big Adventure 2018 - Zy F.

Zy F.

Age: 11
Hometown: Powder Springs, GA
Disseminated Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma, Brain Aneurysm

Favorite Disney Character: Mickey Mouse
Favorite Disney Celebrity: Fineas
Favorite Singer or Band: Hannah Montana
Favorite Song: Love all music!
Favorite Food: Chicken Wings
Favorite TV Show: Spongebob Squarepants
Favorite Movie: Lion King
Favorite Color: Purple
Sport/Hobby: Basketball
If you could bring any souvenir back from Walt Disney World, what would it be?: A Mickey Mouse Cup
When grow up I want to be: A Drummer
I’m looking forward to: Swimming
Do you like roller coasters?: No