and the Something mAAgic Foundation are partnering with the Make-A-Wish
Foundation to send children on a once-in-a-lifetime dream trip to Orlando,
Fla.Twenty courageous wish kids have been selected to participate in
American Airlines 11th annual WishFlight on Friday, Nov. 10.
WishFlight, Something mAAgic’s annual marquee event, sends children
with life-threatening medical conditions and their families to Florida for
a seven- day retreat at Give Kids The World Village(R) and various Orlando
As the wish children depart their home cities, they begin their
vacation with a bon voyage event hosted by American Airlines, American
Eagle and Something mAAgic volunteers. Festivities at the airport terminals
include decorations, cheering volunteers and cake for all departing
passengers. There are also festivities upon the wish kids’ arrival in
Orlando as the children and their families begin their magical vacation.
“The goal of all who are involved with WishFlight is to ensure that the
children’s experience is truly a dream come true,” said Chandra Luce,
President of the Something mAAgic Foundation. “We are excited to be giving
wings to the children and their families with this program and look forward
to celebrating our 11th annual event as the best WishFlight yet.”
During their stay at Give Kids The World Village, each child and wish
family enjoy their own villa and inclusive meals. The village’s unique play
areas cater to children, offering attractions such as a wheelchair-friendly
carousel, an ice cream palace and a gingerbread house restaurant. Several
years ago, American Airlines built the Park of Dreams, an interactive water
park designed for these children at Give Kids The World.