Let’s Go To Disney, Y’all!
It’s here! I cannot believe we leave tomorrow for our 2nd Annual Kidd’s Kids Teen Trip! This year we’re taking 14 kids and I am overwhelmed with emotions.
This whole idea started with the first Kidd’s Kids trip after my dad passed away. I was 23 years old, grieving over the loss of my dad and still living life in a complete blur. But the second I walked into Magic Kingdom, it was like the weight of the world was lifted from my shoulders. That’s when the idea for my teen trip was born.
If the magic of Disney could be healing for a healthy 20-something, why couldn’t it be healing for a teenager who is not only dealing with a serious medical diagnosis, but all the other things that go along with being a teenager?
I remember all too well how tough those teen years can be. You want to be cool and different, but not too different. You’re trying to figure out who you are and who you want to be. And now, with social media, kids are literally living their lives out loud. With this trip, these kids get a chance to get away and just be kids.
They don’t have to try to impress anyone or worry about what anyone thinks. They meet other kids their age who are experiencing the same types of struggles and get to hang out with people who truly understand what they’re going through.