Twelve Disney Princesses came out to say hello to 3-year-old Callie Morefield Friday as Ravenwood High School students made her wish of going to Walt Disney World a reality.
For the past 10 years, RHS has partnered with Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee to make dreams come true for a child through the Kids for Wish Kids program. On Friday, Callie and her family were celebrated in a magical, social distanced celebration.
“She’s a trooper,” Callie’s mom, Jessica Morefield, said. “Callie had her third unexpected open-heart surgery 11 months ago, endures weekly bloodwork and is just fierce.”
Callie’s dad, Jamie, and sister, Chloe, stood by as Jessica helped Callie overcome a little shyness at first, but she quickly stole the show with her cuteness.
Dressed as her favorite princess, Jasmine, Callie posed for pictures with each princess and then a group photo. She asked each princess what their favorite color was before telling each one, “my favorite color is rainbow.”
Playing Princess Jasmine was Ravenwood’s very own Tahra Attar, a 2020 graduate. She interacted with Callie as she answered questions and posed like a princess.
In addition to the trip to Disney, the students also had presents with lots of Callie’s favorites, including Sour Patch Kids candy, princess dolls and much more.
“Ravenwood is our No. 1 school over the years in raising money and going over the top,” Kasey Fiedler, development manager for Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee, said. “This program empowers students to raise money and get involved.”
For Sona Davis, the 2019-2020 Ravenwood student body, Friday’s celebration was a culmination of a lot of hard work.
“It’s overwhelming, as this is the finale of all our fundraising and events,” she said. “To see the smile on [Callie’s] face, the smile we all saw was spectacular.”
Each year, Ravenwood students raise money through events such as their annual Dodge for a Cause dodgeball tournament and Mr. RHS pageant. The JROTC No Shave November also raises money for the Kids For Kids Wish program, which encourages philanthropic spirit in students and engages them in fundraising efforts to help grant the wishes of local children.
This year, the RHS students raised over $19,000.
To learn more about Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee, visit https://middletennessee.wish.org.