For an active 10-year-old boy who loves animals, playing soccer, collecting Pokémon cards and riding roller coasters, going to Walt Disney World to tour the long-anticipated Galaxy's Edge Attraction was a dream for Chase.
At the age of four, Chase was diagnosed with a vascular disorder and has even suffered from a mini stroke. His condition is accompanied by muscular weakness. Although this has not been easy for him or his family, after having surgery and following his treatment, he has managed to be stronger than ever.
Always a fan of Star Wars, when he had a chance to have his wish granted, he decided he wanted to go to Disney World so he could see the new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attraction, a way for fans to fully immerse themselves in the beloved characters and stories of the popular movie, television and video game series.
While there, he got to meet Chewbacca and ride on all the roller coasters he wanted. His parents and his older sister Gwen, also enjoyed a visit to Sea World, where Chase was able to hang out with the trainers and pet some of the dolphins.
As an animal lover, he could not have had more fun. Chase’s family learned about Make-A-Wish through a friend who had been granted a wish. His family believes that a wish experience can bring hope and joy to children that have been through a great deal.
They felt Chase’s wish was a life-changing experience for him as they were able to spend a joyful week together where Chase never stopped smiling, and is now able to treasure those moments as looks back on all he has overcome and makes plans for a bright future.