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Boy surprises with trip to Orlando thanks to non-profit Baking Memories 4 Kids

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WTVF) — One family is going on a journey many others dream of, thanks to the nonprofit Baking Memories 4 Kids.

For a week, 9-year-old Hayden Harris and his family take an all-expenses paid vacation of a lifetime to all the Disney theme parks in Orlando, Florida.

The family was surprised with the good news on Tuesday evening at The Good Tree Store in Franklin.

Hayden was born with Down syndrome and has congenital heart defects along with a significant medical history. He was adopted by Kate and Andy Harris when he was 3. They say he is an infectious source of joy, compassion, love and a sense of adventure.

“He’s excited about most of the things I forget to be excited about. Hayden may not fully understand that this trip is happening for our family a year from now, but when we go I think he’ll be amazed almost all the way through.” Kate said.

Kate, Andy and Hayden’s birth mother, Jessica, all join him on vacation.

Baking Memories 4 Kids helped make this special surprise possible by selling cookies to raise money for them. The Good Tree store cooperated by sponsoring the Harris Family and holding a fundraiser in support of Baking Memories 4 Kids.

“The memories created during these journeys will help reconnect, refocus, and renew their minds for the journey ahead,” Baking Memories 4 Kids said of its mission.

Hayden’s trip is one of four the company was able to donate to families in Central Tennessee during the month of November.

Visit the company’s website to help Baking Memories 4 Kids fulfill more wishes.


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