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Payton-- I wish to go to Disney World!

Payton and Mom

“ Payton had the icing on her cake when she took a trip to Disney on her birthday! ”

Jackson, Miss-- This sweet girl celebrated her 6th birthday at Disney World while on the trip she’d been hoping for! Payton, who has melanoma, and her mother took off to Disney World on June 16th for a week long whirl-wind experience. Payton has always loved all things Disney, including books about Disney princesses.

When Payton discovered she’d be going to Disney world while at her Chuck E. Cheese wish reveal, she just couldn’t contain her excitement! Their adventure began with their arrival at the Give Kids the World village that has just about everything any child could want—from Disney characters that tuck you into bed to movie theaters, ice cream parlors, mini-golf and more!

When her birthday rolled around, June 18th, there was a celebration in her honor at the village—which of course included birthday cake served by more Disney characters. Her trip also allowed her to meet characters from My Little Pony, Goofy himself, and eat some delicious meals always with lots of entertainment.

 “Payton and I really enjoyed our trip,” said Lara Buford, Payton’s mother. “It really went above and beyond our expectations. She said it was the best birthday she’s ever had.” Payton herself chimed in to tell everyone her favorite parts-- riding the rides especially at Animal Kingdom!


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  • Payton Horse

  • Payton Hugs at Bday

  • Payton Hugs Nickelodeon

  • Payton Supper

  • Payton with Character

"My favorite thing was riding the Mt. Everest roller coaster at Animal Kingdom SEVEN times. I LOVE DISNEY!" ”

— Payton

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