12-year-old Amelia, who was born with a very serious congenital condition, waited four years before her dream of seeing the Los Angeles Lakers play became a reality.

Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for children to have to wait months for their magic moments to be fulfilled for a variety of reasons. And of course, COVID delayed nearly all magic moments.

When the stars finally aligned and we were able to plan Amelia’s trip, we found out that the Lakers would be playing soon in Orlando. Her family agreed that she would love a trip to Disney, second only to seeing her favorite professional basketball players live. In December 2022, we were finally able to give Amelia her magic moment capped off by a special trip to see Mickey Mouse and friends at Disney World! As a bonus, we forged a new partnership with the Lakers franchise, and they have been involved in many more magic moments since.