British Airways to Send Dying Father and Family to Disney World
British Airways is sending a dying father and his family to Disney World for one last family vacation.
Just five months ago, Lee Earnshaw (42) was diagnosed with stage 4 incurable stomach cancer and was given months to live. By way of the Sunday People, British Airways learned of Lee’s story and is spreading some pixie dust of their own.
British Airways is Making Magic
Next month, the airline will fly Lee, his wife Natalie, and their three children to Orlando, Florida and will put them up in a four-star hotel.
Lee said, “It’s really humbling and so completely unexpected. I’m just so grateful to the Sunday People and BA […] Natalie and I were so overwhelmed, we even had a bit of a cry together. For me, they’ll be final memories that I can treasure while I’m still here.
“And for my children, they are memories of us having fun together as a family that I hope they will cherish when I’m gone. My daughter has talked about nothing else since we told her. She is so excited and keeps saying how she can’t wait to meet Mickey Mouse.
The whole thing will be just magical. We honestly can’t say thank you enough.”
Repaying a Family of Service
Earnshaw spent 22 years serving in the Army. He risked his life on tours in Iraq, Northern Ireland, and Afghanistan. He rose to Regimental Sergeant Major before leaving the Army in 2016 in order to spend more time with his family.
The family will be flown to Orlando in business class Club World seats and will stay at the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace. The family will stay in Orlando for a week followed by a week’s stay at a resort in Jamaica.
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