Kinmel Bay family enjoy magical Disney trip for Harvey's fifth birthday


Suzanne Jordan

A FIVE-year-old with a rare medical condition received a kiss from a fairytale princess during a dream trip to Disney World.

Harvey Tulsie, who suffers with Congenital Disorder of Glycosylation Type 1A also known as CDG which affects the central nervous system and organs, was granted a trip to Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, by Make a Wish Foundation which grants “magical wishes” to children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions.

Harvey travelled with his mum and dad, Rachel and Stephen Tulsie, and nine-year-old sister Leah and stayed in Give Kids The World Village in Kissimmee - a resort which provides children with life-threatening illnesses and their families free vacations complete with accommodation and attraction tickets.

Harvey was delighted to celebrate his fifth birthday during the trip and was treated to a giant cookie and gifts.

Mrs Tulsie said: “Make a Wish provided us with truly magical holiday. It felt like a completely different world and it was perfect for the four of us to escape from hospitals, appointments and tests.

“Harvey’s favourite park was Magic Kingdom; it had so many characters and there were street parades which Harvey loved joining in.

“Harvey was super excited to meet Buzz Lightyear and Woody. When he saw Spiderman in Universal Orlando resort, he was squeezing him so tight and was blown away when he knew his name and told him he was his buddy.

“In another park he got a big red kiss mark from Snow White.”

Mrs Tulsie went on to say that Harvey coped very well with the trip.

“He spent more time by the end of the week in his wheelchair buggy but other than that, nothing got in his way,” Mrs Tulsie said.

“Every Wish child that stays at the World Village gets a gold star. They can write whatever they want on it and it is placed in the tower of the castle of dreams with around 142 thousand other stars - Harvey’s star will always be unique to him.

“We want to thank the Foundation for granting our son his special wish; the memories will live on in our hearts forever.”

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