Ken’s Trip to Disneyland
The trip that I got to experience was unbelievable! The carers that went on the trip were amazing because they spent so much time every day making our trip the best it could be. I especially want to thank Matt for being an awesome carer and role model to my room-mate Cody and myself; I would also like to thank Koru Care Christchurch for giving my brother Josh and I the opportunity to have this fantastic experience and I know we will never forget our Koru Care trip.
I have made many friends from the trip and continue to keep contact with them. My room-mate Cody and I have developed a close friendship and he came away on our family camping holiday at Christmas and I have also been to stay with him in Timaru.
Two of my favourite days were going shopping in San Diego because Matt, Cody and I got to spend more time together. My other favourite day was going to Hollywood for the whole day because we got to pose with our favourite celebrities, also visiting the Staples Centre to see the L.A. Kings play Ice Hockey was an awesome night because after the game Jarret Stoll, who plays for the L.A. Kings, came to visit us.
One of my favourite theme parks on the trip was Knott’s Berry Farm. We were lucky because it was right next to our hotel. My other favourite theme park was California Adventure Land because the theme park had rides that were suitable for the younger kids so then they would not miss out and just have to watch the older kids on the group having fun.
My favourite ride on the trip was the Silver Bullet because I was 3 rides away from beating the Koru Care record. My other favourite ride was The Accelerator because I overcame my fear of heights. The trip has had a huge effect on my life because I have gained more confidence in myself and have seen people that are fighting life-threatening illnesses.
After the trip I realised how lucky I was to have a strong and healthy body and how lucky I was to get to know such inspirational people.
Ken - age 15