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5-year-old Dilworth boy dies while visiting Disney World on Make-A-Wish trip
daily reporter ^ | 4-21-11 | ap

Posted on 04/21/2011 8:16:06 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB

DILWORTH, Minn. — A 5-year-old northwestern Minnesota boy, born with numerous congenital birth defects, has died on a Make-A-Wish trip to Disney World in Florida. Daytyn Hart enjoyed four days at Disney World, swimming and visiting the Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and Cocoa Beach. He died Friday at a hospital in Orlando, Fla. His father, Desi Hart, says he and his wife, Angie, discussed the trip with Daytyn's doctors and everyone agreed he was healthy and able to make the trip.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: boy; disney; makeawish; trip
Glad to read his last 4 days were good ones.
1 posted on 04/21/2011 8:16:09 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Rest in peace little guy.


2 posted on 04/21/2011 8:19:10 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

That’s right. A touching story and I hope the parents are comforted by the fact that their son enjoyed himself during his last days rather than perhaps getting a little more time but spending it in a hospital bed.


3 posted on 04/21/2011 8:19:14 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("The time will come when Winter will ask you what you were doing all Summer" -- Henry Clay)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Sad that he passed away, but how blessed that his last few days were spent having fun and realizing his wish.


4 posted on 04/21/2011 8:20:31 AM PDT by VRWCmember (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
everyone agreed he was healthy and able to make the trip.

Apparently, no one thought to ask about the return trip.

In any case, if you gotta go, what better place for a 5-year old than Disney World?

5 posted on 04/21/2011 8:22:49 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Sad, though I’m not sure it really counts as news.


6 posted on 04/21/2011 8:26:38 AM PDT by Sloth (If a tax cut constitutes "spending" then every time I don't rob a bank should count as a "desposit.")
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Likewise. I’m in MN. It’s been pretty cold here the last few days. It snowed yesterday morning. I’m happy that child had sun and fun.


7 posted on 04/21/2011 8:27:39 AM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (There is no native criminal class except Congress. Mark Twain)
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To: Sloth

Why? Is only BAD news, news?


8 posted on 04/21/2011 8:28:15 AM PDT by UCANSEE2
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Better 4 happy days than 4 weeks in pain at the hospital. If I had my way I would go riding Space Mountain.


9 posted on 04/21/2011 8:28:42 AM PDT by 20yearvet (they yell for more tests as long as its your money)
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To: 20yearvet
If I had my way I would go riding Space Mountain.

I would hate to go while being stuck in the middle of "It's a Small World."

10 posted on 04/21/2011 8:30:50 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: UCANSEE2

Well, let me nuance that — it makes sense as local news, for the area his family lives in.


11 posted on 04/21/2011 8:31:50 AM PDT by Sloth (If a tax cut constitutes "spending" then every time I don't rob a bank should count as a "desposit.")
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To: WOBBLY BOB

This is what Make A Wish is all about—granting wishes to those with life-threatening illnesses. I served with the Western NC Chapter for many years, being to serve as Board Chair for a time. This kind of thing is not unexpected, and not all that uncommon. Many times we’d lose kids before the trip could be made.

I remember a particularly touching situation in which a young boy wanted as his wish one of those race cars you might find outside a K-Mart that you put a quarter in to ride for a few minutes. We got it to him, but he only got to ride it a couple of times before his condition worsened and he passed away.


12 posted on 04/21/2011 8:36:20 AM PDT by NCLaw441 (I before E except after C, or when sounded as A in neighbor and weigh. Isn't that WEIRD?)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

In Mick Foley’s autobiography (he was a pro wrestler - pro wrestlers are the most requested athletes by Make-A-Wish participants) he wrote about another child who was on a M-A-W trip to Disney who also died. The child died on the way to the hospital while holding Mickey’s hand, with a smile on his face. The child’s only wish was to meet Mickey. If ever a cause deserved all of the support it gets its this one.

Funny how I never hear any progressives boast about how much they give to them.


13 posted on 04/21/2011 8:38:09 AM PDT by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

My first trip with my husband and children was in 1983, before it became homosexual friendly. When the gates to the Magic Kingdom opened that morning, I thought I had died and gone to heaven. This precious angel did.


14 posted on 04/21/2011 8:38:47 AM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

15 posted on 04/21/2011 8:44:52 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: dfwgator
I would hate to go while being stuck in the middle of "It's a Small World."

That's the hell of Disneyland.

16 posted on 04/21/2011 8:44:52 AM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Daytyn enjoyed four days in Florida, swimming daily at a resort and visiting Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and Cocoa Beach.

But on the fifth day while visiting SeaWorld, the usually vibrant Daytyn became lethargic, and his parents took him to the hospital.

The following morning, Daytyn died after complaining of pain, leaving his parents with questions about what caused his death.

“He got his Make-A-Wish. After the beach, he was just satisfied, I guess,” Desi said.

He was born with a long list of birth defects, including cardiac problems that required three heart surgeries, a tethered spinal cord and a leg that only had one bone and was amputated.

Daytyn also had problems with his kidneys, esophagus and trachea. Up until his death, Daytyn had to use a colostomy bag and spent 14 hours every night connected to feeding tubes.

But those challenges never affected Daytyn’s outlook, his parents said.

“He was happy. He never, ever complained about anything,” Angie said.

“He came out of surgery smiling sometimes,” Desi said.

Daytyn had knee surgery about 14 months ago and later got a prosthetic leg. He began walking on his own for the first time last fall.

“That was amazing for him because he never saw the world from above; he always saw it from below,” Angie said.

http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/316702/publisher_ID/1/


17 posted on 04/21/2011 8:47:24 AM PDT by kcvl
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Yes. Poor kid, at least he spent four days having fun. Although it must have been awfully hard on his parents when he passed, knowing that he spent his last hours doing something he had really looked forward to must have been comforting.


18 posted on 04/21/2011 8:49:23 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: kcvl

What a brave little angel.


19 posted on 04/21/2011 8:50:57 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: LRoggy

Mick Foley is good people.

Most of the good he does people never hear about.


20 posted on 04/21/2011 8:54:33 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Probably nothing this little boy could have dreamed of more than stepping directly from the Magic Kingdom into the Eternal Kingdom. In a way I envy him.


21 posted on 04/21/2011 8:58:07 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Rest in peace, Daytyn.


22 posted on 04/21/2011 9:05:38 AM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a U.S. Marine.)
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To: Domandred

Not now, Domandred. Please respect Daytyn and his family.


23 posted on 04/21/2011 9:08:22 AM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a U.S. Marine.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I’ll bet the Eternal Kingdom has way more spectacular things to see and do than what could ever have been imagined for Disney World!


24 posted on 04/21/2011 9:11:44 AM PDT by mdmathis6 (Applied Christianity;a study in spiritual fiber optics connecting God's love to man!)
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To: 20yearvet

“If I had my way I would go riding Space Mountain.”

More of a Splash Mountain guy myself (to tall and wide shoulders for Space Mountain), but right there with you.


25 posted on 04/21/2011 9:13:07 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

In any case, if you gotta go, what better place for a 5-year old than Disney World?

That’s the truth. Actually, I wouldn’t mind going that way either - just having fun at Disney World!


26 posted on 04/21/2011 9:32:06 AM PDT by Bitsy ( i)
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You know, God keeps His sovereignty intact of deciding when we die.

I would think that He had a role in deciding when Daytyn died.

And who knows, perhaps God wanted his family to remember Daytyn as a fun-loving kid @ Disney World vs. a bed-ridden kid elsewhere.

We all need to keep that in mind this Easter week. What traditions and memories will our family remember when we've moved on...when they moved on?

We have a limited time to make memories. In this economy, skimp on much...but don't skimp on making memories when you have the opportunity!

27 posted on 04/21/2011 9:32:33 AM PDT by Colofornian (Jesus-as-friend doesn't let sinners dive dunk-free; it's good to let Jesus be your designated diver)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

sniff....need a hankie...prayers for his sinless soul, and for healing of his parents and friends.


28 posted on 04/21/2011 10:31:02 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: WOBBLY BOB

When I worked at Tweetsie Railroad in NC, we had a kid drop dead when an Indian jumped on the train. He was severely Downs and was at the end of his heart.


29 posted on 04/21/2011 10:38:12 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: dfwgator

In that case, death would be a mercy.


30 posted on 04/21/2011 11:31:00 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

RIP.


31 posted on 04/21/2011 7:52:27 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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