Zakariya's travels to Orlando!

He’s a very strong little guy, empathetic, sympathetic, wise beyond his years, extremely active, he’s our little ninja!

On January 23, 2019 Family and friends gathered at Fun Haven to watch Zakariya play a scavenger hunt around the facility to try and find clues to reveal his wish. Up on the wall he climbed, on the bumper cars he went until all the clues spelt his wish “Zakariya You Are Going to Disney World!”

On February 10th the family started their adventure to Orlando. Zakariya had an amazing time at Give Kids the World village and at all the park.

“A wish for Zakariya and the family represents joy after a long hard battle. We say this completes a circle. We had brought Zakariya to Legoland a few years back during this time we thought something was very wrong with our little boy, as he kept falling and running into walls. Upon our return to Ottawa we went straight to CHEO and found out he had Retinoblastoma, my heart dropped! We are so happy to be part of the Make-A-Wish program to go back to Orlando where all of this started and have a positive experience and reunite all the family together after such a battle. The trip was absolutely incredible, we are so happy the family was able this together.” -Zakariya’s parents

March 11, 2019 the family arrived at the Ottawa airport by limousine and were greeted by wonderful WestJet representatives that treated him like a VIP. Scott and his family were on their way to beautiful Orlando for their wish trip!


Thank you to Give Kids the World, Disney World, WestJet, TuGo Insurance, Sony, Special thank you to CSN Collision Centres for adopting his wish!

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