The Li’l Abner Foundation began in 2017 providing the trip of their dreams to 16 children from Miami Dade and Broward in fragile medical condition. In 2024 the movement grew and this year 45 children benefited from this dream trip.

To give context, the trip includes bus transportation to Orlando, two-night accommodations at a Disney World Resorts hotel, meals, and admission to Magic Kingdom. Gala dinners with classic Disney characters and more. Best of all, no beneficiary family pays for any of these services.

On Friday, the group left Dolphin Mall Parking Lot, after sharing our first meal with the children, over 100 volunteers, and many of our sponsors. The group was transported in 3 coach buses, ambulances and non-emergency vehicles equipped for wheelchairs, to the Grand Floridian Hotel and Resort at Walt Disney World. There a reception and dinner with Mickey Mouse was waiting for them, the children received gifts and accessories that they would use the next day.

 The second day, the group boarded the Monorail to  Magic Kingdom theme park and needless to say, we have many beautiful stories to share about each child’s experience and their caregivers.  Finally, on Sunday morning we had breakfast with the Disney characters at the Grand Floridian Convention Center and the group departed back to Miami.

NHT was not only one of the presenting sponsors, but also provided ambulances, non-emergency vans equipped to transport wheelchairs, drivers, and paramedics who accompanied the children throughout the entire trip.

Parents and volunteers with the twins
Meet and Greet with Mickey Mouse
The expression of joy on these children is touching.
Unforgettable moments for the Disney on Wheels group.
NHT CEO Raul Rodriguez and his wife Paola, founders of The Li’l Abner Foundation and Disney on Wheels.
Without our volunteers, none of this would be possible.