Disney and Make-A-Wish partnered to create an extra special birthday for six-year-old Maria, a leukemia fighter who wished to be a Disney Princess just like Belle!

What’s Happening:

  • While Make-A-Wish is unable to fulfill wishes that involve travel, Disney was able to help them make Maria’s 6th birthday extra magical.
  • Maria is fighting leukemia and speaks Spanish so a personalized video message from her favorite Disney Princess Belle speaking Spanish was a very meaningful moment to the young princessa.
  • Disney also came through with a closet full of princess dresses for Maria and her friends to wear and a royal carriage arrived at her home in Arizona to give her a special princess ride.
  • Make-A-Wish is currently celebrating 40 years of grinding wishes with over 500,000 wishes granted worldwide, 140,000 of which have involved Disney.
  • In a post on the Disney Parks Blog, Disney also shared the following message in Spanish: “Felicidades a la Princesa María y a todos los niños y niñas con enfermedades graves que quieren cumplir sus deseos.” (Translation: Congratulations to Princess Maria and to all the children with serious illnesses who want to fulfill wishes.)