Send Wyatt to Disney Backstage

Some of you may already know my nephew, Wyatt. For those who don't, Wyatt is 11 years old and in the 6th Grade. He will be 12 on March 7th. Looking at Wyatt from the outside, he is bright and happy. You might even think he's in the 8th Grade because he's so tall. Sadly, what people can't see from the outside are Wyatt's daily struggles.

Years ago, my sister noticed Wyatt having some sensory issues. After doctor appointments and testing, Wyatt was diagnosed with autism. He is lower on the spectrum, but that doesn't change the fact that life can be very difficult for him.

If you know Wyatt, then you already know how awesome he is! He loves his family, God, friends, reading maps, and (of course) ANYTHING DISNEY! His heart is pure and innocent. He would never intentionally hurt someone or get them in trouble (even if that means he takes the blame for them). 

What we don't always see is how Wyatt feels on the inside. At times, Wyatt struggles with understanding when others are picking on him or being mean to him. He can't comprehend why people would go out of their way to be mean to someone. Without going into detail, the bullying Wyatt endures goes beyond words—even to a threat and a physical incident. Unfortunately, middle school has not been easy for Wyatt, and this is just his first year.

My heart has been so heavy hearing and seeing first hand how the kids treat him at school and even on his own street. He has left my home crying and wishing he could be home schooled or not have to go to school again. He has asked me why everyone hates him. I have tried explaining to him that we are all weird in our own ways, and that's OKAY! God made us different for a reason. The conversations can only go so far when every morning he's going to school and still being bullied! There have been so many harsh words said to him...and things don't seem to be getting any better. Other parents and teachers don't always see what's going on.

So, I'm asking for help to give Wyatt the best birthday gift possible! Let's send him on an amazing experience at a place that makes him happier than no other. A place he hopes to be employed at one day. I'd like your help, in any way you can, to give Wyatt a backstage, behind-the-scenes tour at Disney!

Wyatt would have to have an adult with him. Thus, we're hoping to cover the price of a ticket for him and my sister to enjoy! Any amount would help, and it would be so very appreciated. If you can't afford to donate, then I would just ask the favor of writing him a birthday message with words of encouragement. Help him see that being different isn't a bad thing! And if people don't see that, then they are missing out on the best friend anyone could ever ask for!

Thank you all for reading this and considering donating!

PS. — IF YOU KNOW MY SISTER OR BRO-IN-LAW PLEASE KEEP THIS A SECRET !!!!!!!!!!!!


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Donations

  • James Pierson 
    • $20 
    • 6 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 6 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $15 
    • 6 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 6 mos
  • Karen Hlava 
    • $30 
    • 6 mos
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Organizer

Shayna Mangialardi 
Organizer
Naples, FL
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