Disney Couple Gets Their Christmas Wish at The Most Magical Place on Earth
Dreams do come true at Walt Disney World, and this story proves it. A couple of Disney fans got their Christmas wish on a recent trip to The Most Magical Place on Earth!
James Emmanuel is struggling with end-stage renal disease. The condition causes a person’s kidneys to stop functioning permanently.
His wife Heather shares that her husband has been on dialysis for over two years. In June, he finally got placed on the donor waitlist.
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According to Fox 35 Orlando, the self-proclaimed “Disney fanatics” celebrate a special tradition every year. During the holidays, they take a weekend trip to Walt Disney World Resort!
Unfortunately, it’s become harder for the couple to visit due to Emmanuel’s condition. Last weekend, they decided to give it a go, making plans for Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
The Park is filled with festive decorations during the holidays. As they headed back to their room at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort, they got some miraculous news!
The clock struck 4 in the morning when they received the highly anticipated phone call they’d been hoping far. A kidney donor match had been found for James!
Heather shared their exciting news via the Disney Annual Passholder page on Facebook. According to Fox35, she’d “never seen James wake up so quickly!”
She added, “He was shocked and I cried.” Afterward, they packed up in a swift 5 minutes time!
James underwent successful transplant surgery at Tampa General Hospital. His wife shared before and after pictures, one of which was at Disney, 24 hours before he received his new kidney.
An after photo shows James smiling post-surgery. The heartwarming images have gone viral, racking up more than 11,000 likes on Facebook.
An outpouring of support has been shown to the couple, with hundreds commenting encouraging words. On Facebook, Heather responded, “This experience has been overwhelming and the support we have gotten from friends and complete strangers has been nothing short of amazing.”
She went on to say, “Thank you everyone for the positive comments!” Heather hopes that her story will inspire others going through similar circumstances.
The Florida couple is excited about their next vacation to Disney World. Although James is recovering over the holidays, he’s grateful for his miracle.
Heather concludes, “Talk about a magical trip. Best Christmas ever!!”
What a heartwarming story! We’re so happy to hear that this Disney couple got their Christmas wish at the Most Magical Place on Earth!