5.0 #18906 (DL Qual #0

Sep 4, 2012 1:31 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
On June 20 earlier this summer, my 2 year old daughter had very serious open heart surgery. In celebration that she has now fully recovered and been cleared by her surgical team and cardiologist, my wife and I, along with our 7 year old son, are taking her to Disneyland for the 1st time in two weeks. We arrive Tue Sep 18 and are there for 5 days in the parks. Hope to see many of you MWers there!!! We have never felt happier and can't wait to be at the happiest place on earth.

I am so touched by all of these incredibly kind and compassionate comments. The MW community is simply amazing, thank you all so much. Blessings to all! - zacwoodruff  5.0 #18906 8:19AM
Wow! Happy to see that she is doing well! May her time at the parks be as magical as the look on her face in this pic. Truly blessed. - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  751.8 #251 9:27AM
This brought happy tears to my eyes. Thanks for sharing this happy story. Have fun creating unforgettable memories. - dolewhip4me  231.4 #1589 9:40AM
Again, I can't thank you all enough for your kind messages. My daughter Delilah essentially had a hole in her heart that was bigger than a quarter. We found at when she was born and our goal was to make it to age two or three before surgery. Luckily, we were able to wait and they were able to patch the hole with her own pericardium. She was in the hospital for a week and is now fully healed. Children are so resilient and inspiring. I feel so blessed and lucky to live in a time when modern medicine can do so much, fitting that I'm an RN I guess. :) - zacwoodruff  5.0 #18906 5:50PM
This is very heartwarming story. Thank you for sharing. May you have a magical trip to DL and god bless you and your beautiful daughter!! - MagicalLand  414.2 #535 1:34AM
What a blessing! Im glad she has fully recovered and what a great way to celabrate for her. Hope you guys have an awesome time. - LoneRAYnger  4261.6 #33 1:37AM
Hope you guys have a great time and hope to meet you. - Sapphire  426.2 #518 1:38AM
Thank you for sharing, wishing you the happiest visit ever :) - Luvvdisney  384.3 #584 1:42AM
What a great way to celebrate. She' s a cutie. - sallyg  239.0 #1483 1:44AM
What a cutie! I'm so glad she is fully recovered!!!! - BubbaLoo  870.6 #214 1:47AM
Aww she such a cutie 😊 - Hendizl  2821.9 #46 1:50AM
Thanks everyone! I hope to meet some MWers when we are down there. - zacwoodruff  5.0 #18906 2:03AM
What a beauty💜 - LittleStarSweeper  353.7 #665 2:06AM
How precious and beautiful is she!! Wonderful to hear about her recovery!! Have a magical trip Princess!! - Willierose  2348.6 #67 2:14AM
She is so cute! Wow, she's a tough little girl! No better way to celebrate! I hope you guys have an amazing trip!! - SleepyTortuga  288.4 #988 2:18AM
Such a sweet princess. We will be there the same week. Hope to see you there. - alevesque  125.1 #3121 6:13AM
Such a blessing. I also have a 2 year old and couldn't imagine how stressing that must have been for your family. Have a magical trip. - UmFromUmbridge  258.4 #1272 6:18AM
What a touching story. I hope she stays healthy and you all have a wonderful trip! - Cinderella_Schnooks  3370.7 #42 6:25AM
That's such a great reason to celebrate!! Have a great time! She's precious - MarshaMouse  5036.0 #26 6:37AM
Wow Knowing first Hand about little ones going through heart surgery I can totally understand how you feel. Great way to Celebrate. Hope to see you in the parks! - PrinceTeaJack  934.6 #198 6:40AM
So glad everything went great and she now gets to enjoy the parks! She's adorable!! :) - youheartbrittx3  242.8 #1446 7:00AM
Great way to Celebrate!! So sorry you had to go through this - Tealtownfan  1015.6 #184 7:07AM
:-) - PrincessDuckie  905.1 #202 7:18AM
Njoy your celebration with her...and be sure to ask at City Hall about a GAC card. - yellowtonka  244.7 #1419 7:20AM
So cute! Congrats and enjoy your trip! - JessM4  269.6 #1171 7:23AM
that's definitely good news!! hope u guys enjoy the magical trip!! - Stitch_Legacy  5138.2 #24 7:26AM
Such happy news! Wishing you a magical trip :) - CherryTreeLane  460.4 #472 7:44AM
What an angel! So happy to hear she is doing well. Hope you all have a wonderful trip. God bless. - LBChica  2437.4 #59 7:45AM
So happy your princess is well! Have a wonderful vacation, your family has earned it. 😊 - WishIWereThere  298.3 #930 8:07AM
I'm so glad your little princess had a full recovery. I hope you guys have a fantastic time. - jamielynn  163.3 #2519 8:09AM
Wow this is wonderful news that she has made a full recovery and you will all be celebrating at Disneyland! Have an amazing time all of you!! - SarahLovesDisney  85.2 #3836 8:14AM
What a beautiful princess! May you have the most wonderful magical celebration on your visit! Can't think of a better place to be! Continued good health for your whole family! - MeridaFan  4243.7 #34 8:15AM
I am so glad she has recovered. I hope you all have a great trip! - 7mouskedoodles  371.6 #613 8:16AM
What a magical way to celebrate a wonderful event🎉. Hope your Princess👑 and family have a great trip!! - TigrLvnMomma  159.7 #2572 8:18AM
What a strong little girl! There is no better place to celebrate! Make sure to stop at city hall and get "I'm celebrating" buttons for the whole family. Then all day you will be congratulated! - LisaMouse7531  410.1 #544 8:22AM
Oh She's ready ✨ look at that smile. May you all have a wonder filled magical experience. - TikiBird  174.3 #2327 8:33AM
She is so adorable and I'm glad to hear she's doing well. What a great way to celebrate. - NickDoubleyew  1083.2 #168 8:51AM
How exciting! God bless your family :) - Mermaidmommy  32.9 #5723 8:59AM
I hope her 1st trip to Disneyland is filled with magic & wonder! - VikkiMouse  182.2 #2224 8:59AM
Awww! What an adorable princess you have! Hope you have a magical time! Thank you for sharing with us! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 9:02AM
She's so cute! And such a trooper. I hope you guys have a wonderful time at the parks - lilo84  377.0 #600 9:05AM
Glad to hear that she is doing well! I've seen how scary it can be for a parent. I too had open heart as a teenager and saw how tough it was for my parents. Have fun at the most magical place in the world!! - SassyKittyMeow  448.2 #491 9:14AM
Oh my gosh! What a little cutie she is. I hope you all have a magical time. - Sharkgrrl19  255.2 #1299 9:15AM
That's awesome! Hope your princess has a blast! - bbngheartdisney  243.4 #1437 9:17AM
Oooo How sweet she is! I would love to see you all when you are here. I was born with a congenitial heart condition and had open heart surgery when I was very young also! What a wonderful little girl and a wonderful family! Us "heart" people are special! - Minnis2Society  369.9 #618 9:25AM
Yup "YOUR" special all right! 😜. Haha luv ya - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  751.8 #251 9:26AM
HAHAHA! - Minnis2Society  369.9 #618 9:38AM
What a sweet amazing story ! That touched my heart ! You all need this little time away ! Hope you have a great amazing time !! - jmza4  323.6 #31532 9:31AM
That is so sweet!! I'm so happy that she is better enough to go to the happiest place on earth! I'm so excited that your family is able to enjoy something so special together. I hope you have a wonderful time! ºOº - abbeyroo68  184.8 #2187 9:35AM
So glad to hear she's all clear! Have fun at the parks, you guys deserve it! - BettyPoop  237.5 #1500 9:39AM
This is great news, hope you and your family have a wonderful trip. - poipolegirl  103.2 #3545 9:44AM
such a blessing! she's absolutely beautiful! have a wonderful day! - OhanaPhoto  5322.5 #21 9:45AM
Oh bless her. What a precious princess. I'm so happy to hear she's doing well, and I pray she continues on her healthy path. I hope you and your family have a wonderful time!! - DisneyFanZoe  1249.3 #135 9:45AM
Thank you for sharing! What a beauty! I hope you all have a magical time! - MissAmericaSings  405.9 #553 4:34PM
oh bless her sweet little soul. What a doll! So glad to hear that she is doing well and cleared. Hope your family has a wonderful time in Disneyland!! - misschurro  6362.1 #17 4:36PM
What a beautiful little princess!!! Congratulations and may her heart be filled with magic, what a blessing!!! - MozPrincess  582.4 #348 4:37PM
Congrats. I know how hard it is to have a sick child. Thank God for Drs everyday. She is beautiful. Hope your family makes magical memories. - sewedna  575.4 #351 5:06PM
What a beautiful little princess. I hope you and your family have magical trip. - Heatherluvsdisney  245.4 #1413 5:20PM
She is gorgeous, I hope your family has an amazing trip! And so glad your princess is healing so well! - HpplyEvrAftr  223.0 #1694 5:30PM
that made me so happy to hear. I hope you all have a marvelous time! - madsdad  1868.2 #92 5:30PM
So cute! So happy to see her smile 😊 - AshleyLynn22  791.2 #233 5:33PM
What a cute princess - chipanddalefan  733.4 #264 5:33PM
This post brought tears to my eyes! I'm SO happy that she's had a full recovery... And I'll be in the parks about the same exact days you are going. I hope to see you all and give that beautiful princess a hug and/or high five! I had an ablation done on my heart when I was 18 and it was terrifying... I can't even IMAGINE going through that at 2!!! - SPandEvLover  4531.8 #29 5:39PM
If anyone deserves a Disneyland trip, it's your family! Brought tears to my eyes reading this, but am so happy for you all to have something so magical to look forward to. - GrimGrinningAmanda  666.9 #302 6:58PM
So happy that your little princess feels better and is ready for some magic!!!! - lynniesue42  232.4 #1576 10:09PM
She is such a cute little princess! She soo deserves to go to Disneyland. So happy that you will have this opprotunity to enjoy the ✨magic✨with her!!! - jjdq  338.0 #711 10:28PM
Am so Glad shes doing well! That picture is beautiful! I hike she has the best time of her life! - Jackie211  483.3 #439 10:32PM
Bless her. So happy for you and your family. Enjoy your trip! - tballzz  558.2 #362 10:34PM
Brautiful princess!!! I'll be in the parks the same time! Hope to run into you guys!(: - AvidDisneyThrifter220  1402.8 #125 10:36PM
What a cutie pie. I'm so glad she is doing better. 👑 - aidensmama  340.3 #704 10:39PM
What a blessing! I will keep your family in my prayers. Have an amazing vacation!!!! - Vegan7LuvsStitch  1026.3 #178 10:43PM
What a wonderful miracle...she is an absolute angel! May God bless you & your family always :) - Eeyorelvr  111.4 #3404 10:55PM
That's awesome news! Hope you have a great time! - ElectricMayhemMom  1435.1 #119 11:04PM
Very cute! - pbrdad  165.4 #2489 11:05PM
She is a doll, you guys will have a blast! - devnisobel  4.4 #21253 11:16PM
She is absolutely adorable! Stories like this warms my heart and makes me smile from ear to ear! I will be in the parks on the 21st and would love to meet you and your family! I hope your princess has the time of her life! God bless ❤ - PrincessMacy  536.5 #385 11:16PM
How wonderful. So happy for you all. She's gonna have so much fun. 5 days is perfect! - DisneyRose  247.7 #1384 11:19PM
It is amazing how fast children bounce back from surgeries like this. My mom had open heart surgery about 10 years ago and is doing great as well. But it is not a fun surgery for the person having it or the people waiting in waiting room worst wait ever!!! So you and your family deserve this trip and I hope you have fun! Enjoy every min and moment! - MelB  108.6 #3458 11:24PM
I hope you all have a magical time. - treradical  126.2 #3096 11:30PM
Enjoy!!! - Dfans4evea  75.5 #4035 11:59PM
My daughter has to have a fourth heart surgery, but not open heart. So glad shes well! - Zipitydoodahdad  270.0 #1164 12:01AM
She is precious. So glad she's going well. Praise God. Enjoy Disneyland. - Mrs.mouse  543.6 #377 12:03AM
What a little cutie. More importantly, what a strong little girl! Glad she is well - LaPearleNoir  1789.6 #94 6:27AM
That's amazing. What a strong and vibrant little girl you have there! Glad to read that you all will be able to enjoy the parks together. I hope you all have an awesome time! - Jacqueline  580.0 #349 6:44AM
Glad to hear that your beautiful daughter has been cleared and is well. Have a wonderful time celebrating together. ❤ - mommyland  289.4 #977 5:21PM
So amazing! So glad she's better! Have a super fun time at DL! - sydkammomma  3.9 #24965 5:24PM
She's adorable!! So glad to hear she's well. You will all have a great time at the parks!! - duckchub  557.8 #364 6:22PM
I am so glad that she is doing well and I am sure you will all have a great time . She is a beautiful princess - suejacken  3.8 #25405 6:48PM

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