Created: Wed, 19 Feb 2014 02:27:00 MST
Updated: Mon, 24 Feb 2014 08:09:57 MST
Gabriel Broghammer spent most of his childhood in and out of hospitals because of a kidney disease. Receiving dialysis since he was born and a kidney transplant at a young age, he struggled to stay healthy. When he was at a point where he was stable with his health, Gabriel and his family received a trip of a lifetime through the Make A Wish Foundation.
Christine Broghammer, Gabriel's Mother, says, "They were great.. they came over, they offered him, God the world! They said dream as big as ya know, you can."
Looking back on the pictures and memories of their trip to Walt Disney World...Christine, Gabriel's mom, recalls the bright moments in her son that she hadn't seen before.
Christine says, "More than everything, I think it just was the continual smile that he had on his face, ya know, he didn't have to worry about going to see the doctors, doing labs, doing ya know, it was just a week full of joy, complete joy it was great."
The Make A Wish foundation rolls out the red carpet for the kids including no waiting in line for rides and meeting famous movie characters...
Christine says, "It was a great time, him being the star wars fan, we got to meet Darth Vader. a one on one with Darth Vader and he got to do a whole photo shoot with him."
Gabe Broghammer, 7 Years Old, says, "I did like a Jedi training thing, because I got to fight Darth Vader. "
As Gabriel progresses with his condition, there is always more risk down the road. His mom believes that the time spent on his dream vacation will carry him through any rough times ahead.
Christine says, "You can't even tell exactly in words, how those kids, its....all the stress. It just goes away. It's awesome."
The NewCenter1one wished in flight will be on Thursday, February 27th. You can help by donating your unused airline miles to the Make A Wish foundation to help South Dakota kids take a trip of a lifetime.