Meet Zane Magan, A 2016 Kidd’s Kid
Five year old Zane Magan of Longview is among the fifty special kids that are having a special time this weekend in Disney World thanks to your support of Kidd's Kids! Zane is a five year old boy that has acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Upon meeting him at the Kidd's Kids send off party he said, "You're here to see me go to Disney! Are y'all coming too?" What a cute little handsome man Zane is and Mandee and I had to unfortunately tell him we wouldn't be going, but we think he was ok with that! Before leaving to go through the send off line, Zane had to grab his miniature inflatable Southwest Airlines plane!
Zane isn't going on the trip alone, his older sister Karys (8) is going along with mom and dad Janette and Ryan. This wonderful family is from Longview and is really looking forward to this trip. The family had to answer some questions about the trip from the Kidd's Kids Foundation and here's what they had to say:
For each member of your party (particularly each child), please list their favorite animated Disney character or characters. Are there any special reasons why?
Zane-Pluto, all the Star Wars characters (those aren’t animated, but they are his favorite, by far!)
Karys-Rapunzel, Daisy Duck, Ariel (reasons why, according to her: because two have purple—her favorite color, and the other is a mermaid).
Which Walt Disney World attractions are members of your party most looking forward to riding?
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Cinderella’s Castle, Enchanted Tales with Belle, and Pirates of the Caribbean
Which Walt Disney World Stage shows are members of your party most looking forward to seeing?
Main Street Electrical Parade, Captain Jack Sparrow’s Pirate Tutorial, Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade, Meet an Out of this World Friend at Tomorrowland, Meet Ariel at her Grotto, Meet Rapunzel and a Visiting Princess at Princess Fairytale Hall
Do you, your Kidd’s Kid or any other members of your party have a favorite member of the Kidd Kraddick Morning Show team? If so, why?
Zane (Kidd’s Kid)-Big Al, one, because he’s a boy, and two, because he likes Beat the Bank.
Karys-Jenna, because she also knows another girl named Jenna
What do you think the most exciting part of the Kidd’s Kids Trip is going to be and why?
Seeing my kids experience Disney World for the first time and experiencing the magic of it all through their eyes. Plus for me, I’m so excited to be doing this with the KKMS cast because I’ve listened to the show for so long and been such a fan!
What are your Kidd’s Kid’s special interests (for example: science, art, theatre, music)? Does he/she have any special goals?
Since he’s only 5, right now he’s just a typical boy. He loves Star Wars, superheroes, and Ninja Turtles and loves play fighting with guns, and swords, and any other kinds of weaponry!
As a parent, what are some of the things that you are looking forward to seeing your child do while on the Kidd’s Kids trip, and why?
I’m just so excited to see both kids experience Disney World for the first time. Zane is a super excitable child and he is just going to be on excitement overload for the entire trip, I’m sure! I’m excited for him to just be a kid for a few days, not worried about hospitals and appointments.
If your Kidd’s Kid will be on the trip with his/her sibling(s), what are the siblings looking forward to the most? What special things could happen for them?
Karys has been such a sweet big sister to Zane since his diagnosis. He has gotten lots of toys and attention that she sometimes didn’t get but she’s always so excited for him. She just wants him to be happy. My kids fight and argue sometimes like siblings do, but most of the time they are best friends. I’m excited for her to get to do something fun with him. I’m sure she would love meeting princesses, just like any other girl her age would love.
Are there any attractions/shows that you (as a parent) want to make sure you see?
The ones I listed as family shows/attractions are the ones we’re all most interested in.
Be sure to check out KiddNation all weekend long for updates on all the Kidd's Kids families and the great time they're having thanks to your generous support of Kidd's Kids.