Terminally Ill Kids Return Home to a Surprise Trip to Disney World


Princesses and superheroes gathered to help surprise two children, who were chosen by Bert’s Big Adventure, with a trip to Walt Disney World.

Bert’s Big Adventure is a nonprofit organization that provides all-expense-paid, five-day trips to Walt Disney World to children with chronic or terminal illnesses and their families.

The founder of Bert’s Big Adventure and The Bert Show, Bert Weiss, and co-founder, Stacey Weiss, led the group of characters to the children’s homes to make the big announcement.

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The two children who where chosen for the adventure were Marley E. and Autumn M. Marley is 11 years old and she suffers from antiphospholid syndrome and lupus, while Autumn is 12 and has lymphoblastic lymphoma.

Autumn’s mother said the announcement was made during a chemo day for Autumn.



To qualify for the charity, the child must be between the ages of 5 and 12 and lives in the listening area for The Bert Show. They must also prove that they are in need financially and have never been to Walt Disney World.

The charity also provides year-round support with initiatives like the Reunion Adventures and the Fairy Godparent volunteer program.

The trip and programs create a community of families that form lasting relationships with those facing similar challenges.

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