Cancer survivor McKenna May, a 4 year old who was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010, was denied a trip to Walt Disney World due to the rule the Make-A-Wish Foundation has that requires two parents to authorize a sponsored trip. McKenna’s father, William May, refused to sign off on the trip.
What she’s been through sucks. But I think any money that the organization hands out to children, should go to dying kids. Not cured ones.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation, which grants a new wish every 38 minutes, has the two-parent signature rule in place to avoid getting in the middle of custody battles or family issues. In some cases, however, the foundation allows a judge to intervene and force the second parent to sign off. Sources say that a judge allegedly told McKenna’s mother he would consider an order for the second parental signature, but Whitney Hughs withdrew her request in fear the order wouldn’t be effective.
This issue is a lot of he-said, she-said, with May saying the doctors gave his daughter a 99% chance of survival and that McKenna has “tons of time” to go to Disney World, while Hughs says her daughter’s father is simply being spiteful because he didn’t like the arrangements for the trip.
As of this writing, McKenna’s mother and grandmother are collecting donations to visit Disney World on their own.