Make-a-Wish Foundation presented a trip to Disney Land and a day at the beach to Jakaden and his mother Cassandra Yarbrough. Eight (8) year old Jakaden was greeted by family, friends, and representatives of Make-a-Wish Wednesday afternoon at Pizza Hut in Sulphur Springs. The wish grantors surprised Jakaden with the trip that begins Monday. He will return June 16th. Jakaden has a rare bone disease.
Anyone can make a request for a child but usually it is the child’s doctor or the case worker that assists the child and family during the time of their life threatening disease. There are qualifications: 1) the child must be between the ages of 2 and a half years and 18-years of age; 2) must have a life treatening illness; and 3) have not been granted a wish by any other organization.
Jakaden has a sibling, Jakelian. His grandparents are Bobby and Rose Yarbrough. Jakaden gave a thumbs up to the surprise.