Disney Surprises Young Transplant Recipient With Trip to Walt Disney World

You may want to grab your tissues for this one!  Disney Parks Blog shared that Minnie Mouse met one of her biggest fans, who happens to be an 8 year old girl named Lexi.  Lexi recently underwent a successful kidney transplant surgery after dealing with health issues for most of her life.  In Lexi’s case, her kidney was donated to her by her dad.  She was born without a bladder, which is a condition that few babies have been able to survive.  She is known for being an extremely resilient and exuberant young lady.  She was visited by Good Morning America’s Michael Strahan at Mount Sinai Hospital with… Minnie Mouse, who happens to be her favorite Disney character.  Not only that, Michael Strahan and Minnie Mouse announced that Lexi and her entire family was invited for an amazing trip to Walt Disney World!


You have to check out this amazing video below:

Last year, The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Robert A. Iger announced a new $100 million commitment to improve the family and patient experience at children’s hospitals around the world. This patient-focused initiative expands our rich legacy of supporting children’s hospitals, dating back to Walt Disney himself, and makes experiences like Lexi’s extra special.

This family is amazing and we are so excited for them to get this amazing trip together!

Photo and Source Credit:  Disney Parks Blog


About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!