Grace knew exactly what to wear on the day of her wish. That morning she put on her very own beautiful, yellow dress to match her favorite princess, Belle.
After the introduction with her favorite princess, they spent their time together coloring, dancing and teaching each other new things. Part of Grace’s therapy is ripping paper, and she thought it was the perfect activity to teach her new friend. Belle loved it and told Grace that she will teach this creative activity to her other princess friends for their next tea party. Belle in turn taught Grace how to curtsy. Then Grace showed Belle how she can walk on her tip toes and how to do the “Hokey Pokey.” Belle joked with Grace that she will add this new dance to the Royal Ball.
Belle, knowing that Grace has limited vision, gave Grace a chance to touch Belle’s hair, gloves and of course, her yellow ball gown to understand what Belle looks like. Since her brain tumor is located within the optic pathway, it affects Grace’s vision so she refers to her sense of touch.
Grace had the time of her life spending quality time with her favorite princess. When it was time to say goodbye Belle gave Grace a big hug and a kiss. Grace’s brothers even got kisses from the princess.
“I don't think that we ever stopped smiling, even though we were fighting back happy tears as this day in itself was so special, but also a miracle to us. Words can't even begin to describe the emotions that went with watching this wish of Grace's come true,” said Grace’s mom, Andrea.
From the very moment they met, Grace and Belle had an instant connection. Grace created an unforgettable friendship and experienced her greatest wish coming true. Now Grace loves to show people how to curtsy and tell them about her trip to Walt Disney World® Resort or “Isne World” as she likes to call it.