Casey Cares and Something mAAgic Foundation Send Critically Ill Children and Their Families to Orlando Amidst Bon Voyage Fanfare at BWI and Reagan National Airports
Baltimore, MD, September 18, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Linthicum resident and Casey Cares child Cora D, age 3 1/2, who is being treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital for Aplastic Anemia, a rare disease of the bone marrow in which only 30 children in the US are diagnosed each year, will experience the vacation of a lifetime. She and her family will arrive at the BWI Airport on Friday, Sept. 20th at 7:00am where there will be a “Bon Voyage” party for the family. BWI and Something mAAgic volunteers have decorated the gate and jet bridge for the Casey Cares family with festive decorations along with refreshments served to everyone at the gate.
The Casey Cares Foundation is teaming up with the Something mAAgic Foundation, to send this family to Give Kids The World Village in Kissimmee, FL on Sept 20th , 2013, as part of the Something mAAgic Foundation’s marquee event - mAAgic℠ flight which offers children with life-threatening medical conditions an unforgettable, cost-free vacation experience in Orlando, FL. At 8:40am they will fly to Orlando, FL., where they will stay at Give Kids The World Village, a 70 acre resort that provides memorable experiences to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. They will stay five nights and be treated to all central Florida has to offer.
This is the fourth year that they have sent Casey Cares families on their mAAgic flights. Casey Cares provides uplifting and ongoing programs with a special touch to critically ill children and their families. Three Casey Cares families will get these send-offs from BWI and Reagan National Airports this year.
Thirty-eight courageous children and their families traveling from the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Spain, Trinidad and the U.S. Virgin Islands will participate in the 17th yearly event with travel provided by American Airlines Kids In Need℠ program. Something mAAgic Foundation are employees from American Airlines who help create magical memories for children with chronic or life-threatening medical conditions. The trips are part of the Celebration Vacation program, one of six programs of Casey Cares.
“This trip is so unbelievably special to us,” said Heather, Cora’s mom. “For the past two years it has been nothing but hospital stays, isolations, treatments, infusions and even a bone marrow transplant from Andrew, Cora’s brother, which saved her life. The trip is a surprise to our three kids who have been through so much and all suffer from PTSD. Dressing up as Cinderella, a friend spun our story into a fairytale and will tell it to the kids giving them invitations at the end to the magic castle.”
“Something mAAgic Foundation is such an awesome organization, and we are thrilled that they have once again selected Casey Cares as one of their beneficiary organizations for a fourth year in a row,” stated Casey Baynes, Casey Cares Executive Director. “They have created so many smiles and memories for kids and families who are so deserving of this trip.”