The Martello Family

Dear Help A Child SMILE:

We just returned home from an amazing week at Give Kids the World Village. Our son, Dominic, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma as an infant and is now a cancer survivor! He is almost five years old and had such a wonderful time! Thanks to your charity, Dominic and our family had experiences of a lifetime and we would like to forward our sincere appreciation to you.

We were greeted in the morning by a stretch limo drive to the airport; Dominic was so surprised and loved the limo ride. Little did he know that HACS had more in store to keep him on his toes ☺ Once we arrived at the Orlando airport, we were received by a GKTW volunteer with Dominic’s name on her sign! WOW. When we arrived at the Give Kids the World Village, we were in awe…..AMAZING place! It is like an all-inclusive resort for children!!!!!  Everything from the villa we stayed in, the splash pad, pool, horse rides, carousel, train rides, arcades, daily events held such as Christmas!!!, and then complimentary amusement park admissions ☺ WONDERFUL!

Dominic had a great time and we made sure to seize the moment, and experience as much as we could together as a family! We went to Magic Kingdom twice, Disney Hollywood Studios, Downtown Disney, Universal Studios, Kennedy Space Centre, and a Mauiva sightseeing tour while there. We enjoyed the pool together daily as well. Dominic personalized his own star that went into their star tower, quite touching.  We definitely made memories that we will all cherish for a lifetime! Thank you for providing our family with such a priceless experience! We will never forget these wonderful moments!

Thank you ☺

Marilyn & Augusto Martello