Nickolas’ original wish, to go to Walt Disney World® Resort, could not happen because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Make-A-Wish Northeast New York wish kid rolled with it … and ended up with an amazing next-best thing.
Wish parents Kristie and Sean led the blindfolded 11-year-old Amsterdam youth behind Albany RV for a surprise wish reveal: A loaded camper the youth could call his own.
“Oh, yeah,” mom said, as a stunned Nickolas pulled off his blindfold to a round of applause.
“Today was a total surprise,” wish mom Kristie told chapter CEO William C. Trigg, III. “We told him we were going to the mall.
“Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
Technicians at Albany RV took the family through the ins and outs of the camper. Wish granter Laurie Alberson, working her first wish (alongside Sandi Worona), translated via American Sign Language for the parents, who are deaf.
Nickolas and his two brothers explored every inch inside and out of the camper. It was not his first choice – but that is more than OK.
“It’s really good. It’s bigger than I thought it would be,” he said. “I’m going to take it camping and use it at my house.”