BERLIN -- A little girl from Berlin with a love for life has some famous new friends, thanks to a magical trip from Make-a-Wish Connecticut.
Lily Moore loves princesses -- she can name all her favorites -- but getting to this point has been a journey.
"When she was born, she was a healthy baby by all circumstances," her mom, Jayme Fralick said. "But she progressed to a point where there were some suspicion that there is something going on. "
That something was problems with her liver – and saving her life meant a donation from mom.
"It is a beautiful thing when parents are able to donate for their children," said Dr. Pamela Valentino, her transplant doctor. "It is something we see a lot of."
After hearing about the family’s medical journey, Make-A-Wish Connecticut knew it wanted to do something. The non-profit sent the family to Disney so this little girl could meet her idols.
"Her eyes were big," Jayme said. "They were sparkly and she was a little shy a couple of times but only because she was meeting the Disney princesses, especially Tinker Bell."
"To see her with all the princesses and the characters from Cars," Matthew Moore, Lily’s dad, said. "and all the Disney movies was great. It is what every parent, every father, wishes their child could see --the thing in real life."
After few days in the park it was off to her other loves – meeting the animals at the San Diego Zoo.
"She got to see turtles, and lions, and polar bears, and animals that she has always wanted to see," Matthew said.
And a trip to the beach!
"I went to the beach, I built a sand castle, and I went in the water," said Lily.
Experiences that for some may seem ordinary – but to Lily and her family meant the world.
"So much of her life was isolated and we got to go on a family vacation," Jayme said>
These days Lily is happy, healthy and enjoying life in preschool.