Four years ago, following major brain surgery, Benjamin was diagnosed with having low grade optical glioma. The tumor was not removed because it would have made him blind. The 70 weeks of chemo treatment followed and the prognosis was that the doctors would do what they could to preserve his vision but ultimately he would...

Our family recently had the pleasure of staying at Give Kids the World Village and they did just that. We have only been home for a short time now and the kids cannot stop talking about everything they saw and did at the Village and Disney. We wish to thank everyone at the village for...

Hi everyone, THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH!!!  Our family wanted to send a note to say how completely wonderful our GKTW trip was from start to finish.  It was an experience that none of us will ever forget. Joyce, when we got the news from you that our oldest daughter, Laura, had been granted...

Hi All! We are back from the ULTIMATE FANTASY holiday!! We really had the time of our lives. Simply AMAZING. We just wanted to say thanks again for allowing us to experience that! We really can’t thank Help a Child Smile enough. Awesome!!! Enjoy! Shauna, Ken, Timothy & Kate

Hi my name is Ava, I’m going to start with a joke! Knock, Knock “who’s there” Hey I just told you my name is Ava! Me and my family were able to go to some really awesome places because of “Help a Child Smile” Marine Land, Canada’s Wonderland, African Lion Safari, Disney on Ice, Magic...

Dear Everyone at Help a Child Smile:  Words cannot express how grateful we are to have received such an extravagant gift from you. We are forever thankful for the kindness and generosity we have received from you and all the people that allow for families like ours to go on this trip.  We were forced...

Pablo was diagnosed with AML and for the family, it seemed like their world had come to an end. There didn’t appear to be any light at the end of the tunnel, but as he progressed with his treatment with favourable results, the families hope and faith was restored. Not only for Pablo, but for...

“We had a fantastic trip! Thanks for making it possible. We would have never imagined it to be as perfect as it was. It was like living in a fairy tale for a week! We are so grateful for all that Help A child smile did for us. No words can ever express how we...

Justice, Ceryne, Brodie, Grandma Barb and mom (Melanie) had a great time at Give Kids the World Village in Florida. The family was unable to find the words to express their gratitude, saying it was the best vacation they had ever been on. “Unbelievable” was how they described their time at the theme parks and...

Santino was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma a few years ago and is now off treatment. As you could imagine, this was a difficult time for the family. On January 1st, 2012 we arrived in Florida. Wow…. Amazing… Unbelievable… Awesome. These are just some of the words to describe our feelings and what the trip was...