A 13-year-old Muldraugh boy dealing with intractable epilepsy has been selected for a trip by the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The nonprofit foundation will celebrate with the family of Colton Walker at their home Saturday afternoon. He’s the recipient of an expense-paid family trip to Disney World in Orlando. The family plans to travel during fall break next month, according to his mother, Jessie Greenacre.
His mom has been working with friends and community businesses to make the Make-A-Wish announcement into a celebration for Colton, who is a student at Stuart Pepper Middle School in Brandenburg. She said Budget Car Sales is providing a car and driver to parade Colton around Muldraugh. Bounce houses, dignitaries and guests are part of the celebration being planned, she said.
Intractable epilepsy is a version of the seizure disorder in which attacks fail to respond to treatment. Greenacre said her son takes four different medicines.
She applied to Make-A-Wish on behalf of Colton, the youngest of her three children. The organization’s vision is to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a critical illness.