November 21 is the Kidd’s Kids send-off day, and for one of our Southwest family members, it will be an especially memorable day.
Nicole, who is a Dallas-based Flight Attendant and has been a part of the Southwest family for 20 years, will travel on the Kidd’s Kids trip to Disney World in Orlando, along with her husband, Paul, and daughter, Khloe, who was diagnosed with leukemia in December 2018.
Earlier this year, Nicole submitted an application to Kidd’s Kids to be considered to go on this special trip. Kidd’s Kids, founded by the late radio personality Kidd Kraddick, is an organization that strives to make a difference in the lives of children and their families and sends them on the trip of a lifetime to the happiest place on earth. This past summer, representatives from the Kidd’s Kids organization surprised Nicole, Paul, and Khloe with the news that they had been selected as a family to go on the Kidd’s Kids trip.
Since they found out that they were selected to go on the Kidd’s Kids trip, Nicole, Paul, and Khloe have been counting down the days until their flight takes off and they are Disney bound. For them, this trip will be a time when they can travel as a family, experience joy together, and leave their worries at the Disney World gates as they visit the park and focus on fun, rather than medical bills and treatments.
Southwest has been the Official Airline of Kidd’s Kids for the past 13 years. Through this Partnership, we donate a charter aircraft for the families to travel from Dallas to Orlando, and for Kidd’s Kids families who live outside of the Dallas area, our Employees host special send-off celebrations for them at the airport as they journey to Disney World. Leading up to the send-off, Southwest hosts a telethon, which is staffed by Southwest Employees and raises funds to be able to send the families on this amazing trip.
Tune in as Nicole, Paul, and Khloe share a little more about how they are preparing for their trip, and stay tuned on November 21 to see all of the fun as we send the Kidd’s Kids families to Orlando with a joyful celebration!