Canastota Child’s Disney Wish Comes True

Three-year-old Grace Ratley of CanastotaThree-year-old Grace Ratley of Canastota is all smiles in her pink Minnie Mouse ears. Grace’s wish to go to Disney World was recently granted by Make-A-Wish Central New York.

(Canastota, NY – May 2015) Three-year-old Grace Ratley loves all-things-Minnie Mouse. When asked what her one true wish would be, Grace didn’t hesitate. She wanted to go to Disney World to meet Minnie in person.

Grace has severe combined immunodeficiency – SCID. For one week, she and her parents traveled to Orlando, Fla. to experience a week of Disney magic.

While in Orlando, Grace and her family stayed at Give Kids the World, a resort tailored to children with special needs. While at Disney, Grace met her favorite princesses and spent some time with her beloved Minnie Mouse.

Make-A-Wish Central New York, Inc. is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to granting the special wishes of children between the ages of 2 ½ and 18 who are living with life-threatening medical conditions.  Since its inception in 1985, Make-A-Wish has granted more than 1,500 wishes. Make-A-Wish continues to share the power of a wish thanks to the generous support of individuals and businesses throughout its fifteen county region, including Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, St. Lawrence, Tioga and Tompkins.

For more information about Make-A-Wish, visit or call (315 )475-WISH (9474).

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