April 25, 2017
WHO: Wish child Hudson, 5, from Stanford, Ky., who has been diagnosed with Pelizaeaus-Morzbacher disease, a rare central nervous system disorder in which coordination, motor abilities, and intellectual function are delayed. It’s a condition that necessitates Hudson’s use of a wheelchair for mobility.
WHAT: Granting Hudson’s one true wish to visit Morgan’s Wonderland, the world’s first theme park designed with special-needs individuals in mind and built to be enjoyed by everyone. This magical wish will be granted by Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas.
WHEN: Scheduled to arrive at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, April 27, 2017.
WHERE: Morgan’s Wonderland, 5223 David Edwards Drive (at the intersection of Wurzbach Parkway and Thousand Oaks Drive a half-mile west of IH 35 in Northeast San Antonio).
WHY: To enable Wish children to enjoy a day of fun, create lasting memories with family members and provide a respite from the day-to-day regimen of medical treatment.
ETC.: Morgan’s Wonderland, which is completely wheelchair-accessible, features more than 25 attractions including rides, playgrounds, and gardens. For more information, visit www.MorgansWonderland.com. It’s the anchor of a family fun destination called Wonderland, Texas, that also includes The Academy at Morgan’s Wonderland school for students with special needs next to the theme park.
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Established in 1984, Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas has granted over 3,800 wishes with the help of more than 250 active volunteers and a community of generous donors. Make-A-Wish believes the magic of a wish not only benefits the Wish child but the entire community. For more information, visit www.cstx.wish.org.
CONTACT: Jael Flores at Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas – (512) 329-9474; Jessica Lizardo at Morgan’s Wonderland – (210) 637-3414; or Bob McCullough at Morgan’s Wonderland – (210) 495-5888.