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Horseback Riding on the Hawaiian Shores

Sophia and Mickey at Aulani

“ Super Sophia...from horses to snorkels! ”

Sophia is a 6-year-old girl from River Ridge, LA and she wished to go ride a horse in Hawaii!  Sophia suffered from tumors along her spinal cord. This condition can be scary for many families, but that did not stop Sophia from having a great time with her family at the Aulani Disney Resort in Hawaii. Sophia just graduated kindergarten in May and went on her trip the following week. The trip was a perfectly timed celebration, because as of her visit to St. Jude’s in April, Sophia is stable with no new tumors — her mom calls her “Super Sophia”!  While on her trip, she got to go horseback riding at Therapeutic Horsemanship of Hawaii, play on the beach, meet Mickey Mouse, go snorkeling and surfing, as well as seeing beautiful sights with her family! 



  • Sophia and Mickey Mouse enjoy their time in Hawaii!

  • Sophia hanging ten while surfing at the beach

  • Sophia is learning to snorkel!

  • Sophia enjoyed her fun in the sun.

  • Family photo shoot!

  • Sophia and her dad enjoying the beautiful sights of Hawaii!

  • Beach time never ends when Sophia is around!

  • This family of three enjoys the last day of their trip!

  • Sophia gets all the kisses from her favorite friend!

  • Sophia L

  • Super Sophia on the beach at sunset!

  • Sophia's wish comes true by horseback riding through Hawaii!

  • Sophia rocks on surrounded by beautiful sights to see!

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