Young Josie Ann MacKinnon got the thrill of a lifetime on Thursday.
The five year old girl from Whitecourt was gifted a surprise trip to Disneyland thanks to a donation from Scott Safety Supply Services.
Last summer doctors discovered an arachnoid cyst on Josie’s brain following an accident she had while on a family vacation.
She ended up losing most of her summer going in and out of hospitals where she underwent treatment and tests. In total she had seven operations done on her brain and at one point spent 43 consecutive days from August until September at the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton. On September 15th of last year she was finally given a clean bill of health and was able to return home and resume her life as a normal kid.
Her and her family flew out of Edmonton International Airport Thursday afternoon after having the trip to Disneyland completely paid for by Scott Safety Supply Services.
Curtis Bandravala, the COO at Scott Safety, says the company was thrilled to do this.
The trip was not the only surprise for Josie, she was also greeted at the airport by several Disney Princesses.
(Photos: Courtesy Edmonton International Airport’s Facebook page)