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Micah's Royal Wish

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“ The wish has built up his character and has shown him that he can do things that he previously thought he could not do. ”


- Micah's mother

Rulers, emperors, kings and queens all have one thing in common. They wear their crowns with pride which is something Micah has always wanted to do.

Micah is a loveable 17-year-old from Belleville who is always laughing and smiling. When he is not daydreaming about ambitions for the throne, he likes to kick back with his PlayStation, practicing his martial arts and archery skills as any good king should.

Micah was diagnosed with a life-threatening neurological condition in 2006 and then referred to Make-A-Wish by his physician at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. When he learned that he would have his wish granted, Micah expressed his dream to be treated like a king for the day.

Recently, Micah and his family were set and ready to be inducted into the world’s noblest class while visiting Florida. When the family arrived, they were given the royal tour of their hotel room and then it was off to the parks. Back at Give Kids the World Village, where Micah and his family stayed during their wish trip, he was brought up onto a stage where a princess performed a royal ceremony that changed Micah’s official title to King Micah!

Micah takes the throne“Seeing my son being crowned was very touching and special because of the joy he was experiencing,” Micah’s mom said.

Over the next few days, Micah traveled through his new kingdom experiencing all of the theme park rides, sampling the food of the land and meeting his subjects. His travels also included an excursion to Universal Studios. Micah and the royal family were able to meet various Universal characters and go on a ton of thrilling rides.

The King’s trip came to an end with his safe travels back home with his family.

“The wish has built up his character and has shown him that he can do things that he previously thought he could not do. He has become more active as well and gained a lot of confidence,” the King’s mother said. “I want to express how grateful my family is for everything that Make-A-Wish has done for my family. The whole experience was wonderful and something that we all will never forget.”

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