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4 JUNE 2013

Kanner Wonsch grants their first ever wish just 6 months after they were founded.

7-year-old Fabiana’s wish to have tea with Rapunzel in the Magical Kingdom of Disneyland Paris was granted this weekend thanks to Kanner Wonsch and all of its supporters.

Kanner Wonsch Luxembourg was founded by the Board and Chairman Marcel Hagendoorn on 3rd November 2012 and Fabiana was introduced to the Charity just 12 days later and so became our first WISHkid.

Since she was 2 years old, Fabiana has suffered from Guillain-Barré syndrome. The condition is caused by a malfunction of the immune system resulting in nerve inflammation that causes a serious weakening of the muscles among other symptoms.

The progress of the disease over the last 5 years means that Fabiana is now confined to a wheelchair and often hospitalized. It was a nurse who was caring for her at SAMU in Luxembourg who referred her to Kanner Wonsch.

Due to the hard work and dedication of the volunteers at Kanner Wonsch, Fabiana’s wish was ready to take place in January 2013, but unfortunately ill health meant that it was not possible for her to travel – until now!

On Friday May 31st, over 50 friends, family and Kanner Wonsch volunteers gathered to ensure that Fabiana’s weekend started as it was due to continue with a Royal Send Off!

The guest of honor was made to feel just like the princess she was to meet as she was treated to a full make over, hair styling and princess outfit!

The rain did not dampen spirits as Princess Fabiana left her home in Niederkorrn. An excited crowd of friends and Kanner Wonsch volunteers had gathered to see her in her full regalia.

With hands full of balloons and flower petals, the crowd created an atmosphere of cheer and warm wishes to make her feel like royalty as she made her way down the red carpet to her chariot that would take her to Disneyland. The overwhelming emotion was clear on the faces of Fabiana, her family and friends as her dream started to become a reality.

Saturday certainly did not disappoint as Fabiana and her family was treated to a truly magical day in the Disney Kingdom, the highlight being a private meeting with Rapunzel – the perfect day for an extremely deserving 7-year-old girl.

Disneyland Paris were the perfect hosts, providing a jam packed schedule full of Princesses and Disney magic. Exciting, emotional and thoroughly exhausting for the whole family!

On their return home, the family were full of thanks for Kanner Wonsch for providing such an amazing experience during the toughest part of their lives.

Thanks to everyone who has helped to make this dream come true. We appreciate your continued support to ensure that we are able to provide, hope, strength and joy to plenty more children like Fabiana.

Demy Schandeler  -  Demy Cars

Disneyland Paris

Fleurs Klopp

Indigo Makeup Studio

TA Coiffure

All Kanner Wonsch volunteers


Kanner Wonsch Luxembourg SC
Société d’Impact Sociétal (SIS)

Phone: +352-314.595 (24h/24h)


Registre de Commerce et des Sociétés B231935

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BANK: POST Luxembourg
IBAN: LU28 1111 7342 1623 0000

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