At two weeks old, Isabella tested positive for Cystic Fibrosis (CF), which affects her digestive system and her lungs
At two weeks old, Isabella tested positive for Cystic Fibrosis (CF), which affects her digestive system and her lungs. Her medical regimen consists of breathing treatments and special enzymes for digestion on a daily basis.
Known to her friends and family as Bella, she was thrilled to learn her wish was going to be granted. She chose to go to Walt Disney World® Resort and receive the VIP treatment as well as see all of her favorite characters.
She also loves dinosaurs and the Jurassic Park movies and had the opportunity to go to Universal Orlando, which has an area dedicated to Jurassic Park. The highlight of the trip was when Bella got to go to the hatchery and was selected to pick a name for a hatching dinosaur egg.
The wish experience meant a great deal to Bella. It enabled her to see something good come from CF, and she returned home with a more positive attitude. Before Bella was depressed about having CF but embraced it more upon her return. She is more active and vocal about CF whereas before she did not want to hear about it.
"Since coming back from her wish, she seems to have a whole new outlook on things," said Bella’s mom, Terri.