Thank you Twitter and my blog readers!

There is nothing worse than being thousands of miles from home and having your kid get sick and be in the hospital. What makes it worse is when you are on vacation that you spent a ton of money on! However, thanks to the many friends on twitter and the readers of my blog, we were able to somewhat salvage the few days we had left of our vacation.

Honestly, this was the worst vacation ever — and the repercussions have not yet died down. Some of Madison's test results are still not coming back normal, so we have to get her blood drawn yet again next week. They also have to figure out why this happened (again). I'll go into this in another blog post.

However, due to some really awesome people contacting people like Lee Ann at Disney, my daughter was able to enjoy the last couple of days. She still is talking about what we did and who we saw. I just wish my resort (aff) (who knew what was going from day one and who told me were were just SOL) would have made some effort to do more. We really liked the French Quarter too and would probably stay there again if I can get beyond their nonhelpfulness.

For all of those, people who stepped up for someone they only know online, I can't thank you enough. I've never asked for anything in my life, so when I asked for help that night, it was hard. However, we were able to salvage a couple of days and my daughter remembers more of the fun and less of the hospital. Lee Ann, thanks for everything you did and anybody else behind the scenes that helped this happen, I can't thank you enough. I'm sending Pixie Dust all of your ways, and I believe good things will come to you for making a 5 year olds vacation.

Now, I still have bronchitis and generally feel like crap, so until I feel a tad better, I still won't be blogging as much.

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Lisa Martin

In April 2006, Lisa began blogging to stay connected with distant relatives and friends. As she delved into blogging, she discovered the potential to assist others by sharing her experiences. Lisa has actively engaged in numerous exclusive media ventures. Notable among these are her participation in events such as the Sony Mommy Bloggers Event, the Pampers Mommy Bloggers Event, the Epson Event in Chicago, the Stouffers Event, a memorable yacht excursion with Lands End, collaborations with 1-800-Baskets, an exclusive tour for bloggers by Mrs. Prindable’s, partnerships with Hallmark, PopCap games, Chicago Cubs Mastercard Priceless Events, and Rug Doctor. In addition, she has collaborated with Nutrisystem on a weight loss initiative, teamed up with Buick and Chevy, and served as a brand ambassador for Sprint. Lisa's collaboration portfolio also extends to Disney, where she has participated in press trips for significant movies such as Frozen, Guardians of the Galaxy, McFarland USA, The Good Dinosaur, The BFG, and Cars 3. Notably, for projects like Frozen, The BFG, and Cars 3, she was granted the privilege of walking the red carpet and conducting interviews with celebrities. The impact of Lisa's blog has gained recognition, with The New York Times referencing her content. Moreover, she has been featured in interviews by respected publications such as the Southtown Star, The Chicago Sun Times, and inside.

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. JMom

    Hi Lisa, sorry to hear what happened to your vacation. That really sucks. It just shows how low customer service has gotten.

    Feel better soon.

  2. Leanne

    Hi Lisa,

    I'm so sorry you got sick,too. It was a pleasure to meet you and the family during your visit here at Disney. I hope little M is doing much better. Get well soon!

    Leanne

  3. Melissa

    I'm sorry your vacation didn't go as planned and I hope Madison feels better soon.

  4. Karen

    It was wonderful that the lady could do so much. I am sorry that Madison got sick and hope they get to the bottom of her illness. Hugs for all of you.

  5. Elizabeth

    I hope the guest service people at Port Orleans got a refresher course in helping Disney guests have a good vacation 😛

  6. Wilson Pon

    Lisa, I hope you'll recover soon from the torturing bronchitis!

  7. Singapore Property

    omg!that's not a good news to have both you and your kid to be sick at the same time.Hope that you and your kid are recovering well!

  8. Hi Lisa, sorry to hear what happened to your vacation. That really sucks.

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