Dying girl insured for Disney World trip
23 January 2009 17:55
An anonymous holiday insurance company has stepped forward to grant Hannah Jones her wish to visit Disney World before she dies.
The terminally-ill 13-year-old captured the nation's heart last month after it was revealed that she is refusing a heart transplant after treatment for leukemia left her with a hole in her heart.
The girl had wanted to spend time with her family and visit the American resort rather than go through the trauma of further surgery.
After winning her case to refuse the operation, Hannah looked set to make the trip, but her plans were put on ice after her parents had difficulties finding a family holiday insurance provider willing to cover the condition.
Now, however, charity Cauldwell Children has identified a travel insurance firm willing to cover the sick girl for what could well be her last family holiday.
Hannah said: "I'm delighted, overwhelmed. With only a few weeks to go before we leave I feared that I wasn't going to be able to go on the holiday."
Florida's Walt Disney World Resort is the largest and most visited recreational resort in the world and includes four theme parks, two water-parks and 23 hotels. Anyone visiting the impressive resort annual travel insurance.