Shawn is 7 years old and lives in Eagle River. He was born with a Defective Heart. His wish to go to Disney World was combined with him being honored as Alaska’s wish representative for Give Kids the World’s 20th anniversary celebration in Florida in March 2006.

His mother Trista wrote: I just wanted to send you a quick note to tell you again how much our trip to Give Kids the World meant to our family. It really was a trip of a lifetime that was so special to each of us. I am so grateful that we were able to go before Shawn was brought to Stanford to await his heart transplant. Those memories and that time together was even more special – since our family is now separated. Thank you for everything – I am so grateful.