Alexis is a 13 year old girl who loves life, Disney and Captain Hook, and doesn't let her neurological disorder get in the way! Make-A-Wish Oklahoma granted her one, true heartfelt wish to meet Captain Hook!
“We knew this trip would be amazing. We just didn’t know it would be life-altering. I’m at a loss for words to explain the healing, hope and transformation that Alexis and our whole family gained from this trip.” – Rachel, Alexis’ mom.
Disney Princesses. Captain Hook. And the Happiest Place on Earth. What more could a 13 year-old girl wish for? Alexis lives daily with an life-threatening neurological condition, but doesn’t let it stand in the way of her love of life and her passion for all things Disney!
When Wish Granters asked about her one true wish, Alexis knew exactly what to wish for: she wished to meet her favorite pirate, Captain Hook, at Disney World. Make-A-Wish Oklahoma planned the entire magical trip free from worry for the family; even booking the excursion of a lifetime: The Pirate and Pals Fireworks Voyage. Alexis, her family, and her service dog Oakley would learn the tales, tunes and thrills of pirate life first-hand. Before boarding, at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, they met pirates, ate seafaring snacks, and searched for treasure. The voyage began as they set sail on the Seven Seas Lagoon. That evening, the ship dropped anchor at the perfect spot to take in the nightly fireworks extravaganza. Alexis said it was the best night ever, filled with surprise after surprise. But, for Alexis, the surprises weren’t over yet—a very special surprise guest waited to warmly welcome her back to dry land. Alexis’ perfect night ended with a kiss on the cheek from her favorite pirate…Captain Hook!
Alexis’ Wish was all she could have dreamed of! It was an incredible week; one that will impact Alexis and her family forever. We would like to thank Walt Disney World Resorts, and Give Kids the World for helping make Alexis’ wish come true.