During the wish visits, Matthew would tell his wish granters that he had a secret - he was THE real Mickey!
Wish child, Matthew from Rockland County is like any other 5 year old boy. He loves music, dancing, working with tools, taking pictures with the iPad, and driving his mom crazy. He likes to play baseball with his brother Chris and this upcoming year wants to be in a little league. Whether or not he can play will be up to his health.
Matthew is diagnosed with Pompe disease which is a rare, inherited disorder that progressively disables the heart and skeletal muscles. Matthew doesn't let that slow him down one bit, he's a rambunctious kid ready for a party! The heart of Matthew's wish was to celebrate his 5th birthday with his favorite Disney character - Mickey Mouse!
Matthew and his family were so excited when they were informed that his wish was going to come true! Thus, the planning commenced..
We had the venue, Knights of Columbus in Blauvelt, fun activities provided by Dave's Cast of Characters of New Rochelle, a Disney themed Bouncy castle with games provided by Clarence and A1 Entertainment, music donated by DJ Frank of Upscale Latin DJ's out of Yonkers, NY - all we needed was Mickey himself - Matthew!
The day finally arrived. A limo awaited Matthew as he was dressed as his favorite character, Mickey. Matthew was ready to party with his close friends and family. According to his mom, Daisy, Matthew laughed, played, danced, and continued to party into the wee hours of the night!
The memory he has of this day will be with him for the rest of his life.