Disney On Ice and the Armed Services YMCA provided a wonderful night to over 100 military families recently by treating them to a visit from Mickey and Minnie House. It all took place at the Oct. 10 production of Disney On Ice held at the Valley View Casino Center.
Many military families have stories of triumph over hardship. One hundred of those were chosen for this event. Here are just a few of their stories:
• Katie has two young children with her husband who is in the Army. Each week she participates in the Armed Services YMCA weekly programs to increase the connectedness with her children and nurture their developmental growth. As a military spouse she is always looking for fun family events to spend time together away from the stresses of military life.
• Alison is a mother of twin toddlers and a recent newborn. The stress of being a mother is amplified with the challenges of being a part of a military family. While her husband isn’t currently deployed she constantly has to work around his schedule and the demands of the military in order to find quality time together. Having the opportunity to take her family to a event like Disney on Ice is a rare occasion where she can treat her children to something special.
• Krystyn’s husband has recently left for deployment leaving behind two young boys. Krystyn provides her sons with opportunities to be with other children who share the unique challenges of being in a military life. Krystyn is taking this opportunity to have a special night with her oldest son, to connect with him while dad is away and let him know that he is loved and appreciated.