A dream come true for Kidame Kingman
January 5, 2007

A dream come true for Kidame Kingman

The Make-A-Wish foundation made the dream of going to Walt Disney World for Kidame Kingman a reality.

The former St Joseph’s Convent Kingstown student, formerly of Vermont, was among 50 other children who every year get their wish granted to visit Disney World.

The 12-year old who has a rare cancer is a patient at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in the United States and recently spent a week in Florida as a guest of the Make-A-Wish foundation, which helps children with terminal illness.{{more}}

Kidame enjoyed her fantasy trip with her father Malachi Kingman and her cousin Myra Jacobs, and described it as one of the best weeks in her life.

Referring to the sights and sounds of Disney World, Kidame said that she would always see the animated characters and splendid places on TV and was very excited to see it in person.

She said one of her most memorable moments was watching Donald Duck in a show where he did not believe in dreams but later became a believer.

She excitedly remarked, “Donald Duck gets in trouble all the time, but he always ends up having a good time. He believed in dreams after an evil witch visited him but he was able to cast her away. He saved the day and that was very nice.”

Kidame was the 400th child to have her wish granted by the Make-A-Wish foundation.

Relatives in the United States said that since her trip to Disney World, Kidame’s spirit has been at an all time high and she is thrilled with the toys she got from her trip.