Harrison went into cardiac arrest four times before the age of 6. His last heart attack did the most damage. The final attack caused so much damage that Harrison was placed on the transplant list. In December of 2016,Harrison got his new heart.
Harrison loves being active, and he loves the rush of energy he gets from playing and running. His new heart allowed him to experience these things once again. “He was up and walking around in four days, doing stairs in seven days, and went home feeling amazing after only 12 days!” Harrison’s mom recalled. “His heart transplant let him do it all again.”
Harrison’s love for excitement inspired his choice for his wish: to visit Walt Disney World® where he could try all the rides, meet his favorite characters, and never run out of things to see!
During his wish, Harrison enjoyed visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ at Universal Orlando® as well as seeing the new Star Wars attractions at the Disney parks. Harrison is now a Jedi-in-training after attending a class where he learned how to use the Force from real Jedi. He even got his pictures with his trainers so he will never forget his Padawan days. His favorite part of the trip was riding Expedition Everest, a huge roller coaster in Disney’s Animal Kingdom that takes you backwards on the track!
“The trip was amazing!” said Harrison’s mom. “It gave him something to look forward to.. He couldn’t fly for a year after the transplant, and thinking of this trip got him through that year.”