COLORADO SPRINGS — After the COVID-19 pandemic put Makenlee Corado's Make-A-Wish trip on hold, the community rallied together to throw her a Disney-themed party Sunday.
Marissa Corado told News 5 that once her daughter's story aired, there was an overwhelming response from the community.
"So many people wanted to donate food. We have cupcakes from Small Cakes Cupcakes. Daniels Tacos is donating tacos, rice and beans," said Marissa.
The day started with a makeover from one of Makenlee's favorite Disney princesses, Ariel. Valerie Leveque with Colorado Princess Causeplay says they were happy to come out and help Makenlee and her family have a magical day.
"We will be visiting with the children, we will be greeting them. Handing them little gifts after we have sanitized our hands and taking social distanced photos with them," said Leveque.
Colorado Princess Causeplay organized several Disney and Marvel characters to attend the party which was held at Monkey Bizness.
Raina Seabaugh, the owner of Monkey Bizness, says they reached out to host the party after Makenlee's story aired.
"I told her a little about the business and I told her I had a space I could provide. I didn't have princesses or characters, but I have a space that everyone could celebrate together," said Seabaugh.
Marissa says Monkey Bizness donated utensils and organized Heartz and Krafts to do an art project with the kids during the party. She says being able to have the party means a lot to their family as they wait for their Make-A-Wish trip to Disney World.
"Having this party has been something to show us the light at the end of the tunnel and to have this amazing day for Makenlee is just going to make the time that we have to wait go by so quickly," said Marissa.
She says the day wouldn't have been possible without the support of the Colorado Springs community.