Our mini Staycation at the Aulani was wonderful and bitter sweet. Zac is really weak now and it took our sons strength to lift him out of his wheelchair. He is so small now that the water actually took his breath away and our sons got him out as fast as they could. Several towels later and his rescue inhaler got him back. We stuck to the hot tubs after that.
Aulani is wonderful because they are handicap accessible everywhere. They have chair lifts into the water features everywhere. The staff was amazing and even Goofy came out of the water right over to Zac and our newest grand baby Kalani to say hi.
Zac and I sat and watched the sunset as Kalani slept in my arms while the rest of the kids played on the beach. It is so hard to watch my husband drift away right in front of me. He too was disappointed that once again his ALS has taken away another thing, swimming.
Zac loved playing with all 3 of our grand kids. They snuggled in bed and watched, you guessed it, the Disney Chanel. We got to see the full moon rise right over the upgraded ocean view room Disney gave us.
It was amazing! And we watched their starlight show from our lanai.
I thank each and everyone one of you for helping us pull this off. This stay was on us so your funds have gone to help Zac make these wonderful memories!
And now I ask a little more.....
If you can please continue to post Zac's story every day. Lets see if we can keep the message alive and active, lets go "viral"!!!!
ALS Lou Gherig's Disease is fatal but also financially draining. Next up for Zac, surgery to insert the feeding tube. We do have medical right now but the copayment will be over a thousand dollars.
I know some people may read all of this and say " then you shouldn't have taken a vacation at the Aulani. My answer to that is, when you have a fatal disease and you lose the ability to do even the simplest things in life, how could we not help Zac fulfill a bucket list wish.
Thank you all for your continued support! Keep the story going!
Goofy, Kalani, & Zac