A 5-year-old Gurnee girl, who suffers from a rare disease that has left her wheelchair-bound, and her family were surprised with a vacation to Hawaii thanks to Make-A-Wish and other families.
The Weiss family attended a wish reveal Friday afternoon at The Learning Experience in Gurnee.
The child care center said that Hannah, a 5-year-old girl from Gurnee, is always cheerful and greets everyone with a contagious smile.
She was born with a brain disease that has left her to be non-verbal.
Hannah is also wheelchair-bound requiring specialized machines to function.
The family was surprised during their wish reveal with a trip to Hawaii.
The trip was funded with the help of pre-schoolers and families at The Learning Experience.
They held numerous fundraising events to raise money for Make-A-Wish Illinois.
Staff with the child care center said kindness and giving back are key elements taught at the center throughout the year.
Staff also said granting Hannah’s wish was part of its “one-of-a-kind” pre-K philanthropy curriculum that teaches children the value of kindness and helping others in the community.
The family will be going on their Hawaii trip next month.
Trip organizers have planned out transportation to the airport and from the airport and are handling the arrangments in Hawaii.