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7-year-old Palm Beach Gardens boy gets a magical wish and super cute costume


Mason Proefrock is a real trooper.

The 7-year-old Palm Beach Gardens boy has a severe form of epilepsy called Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.

According to the Epilepsy Foundation, LGS makes up only between two to five percent of all childhood epilepsies and can continue throughout adolescence and into adult years. The cause of the disorder is unknown in one out of four children, the Foundation says.

Here’s Mason at school on his ‘Kid Walk’:

Proefrock’s mom, Tricia, says Mason began having seizures when he was just six months old and has multiple seizure types, which are difficult to treat.

“At one point he was having an average of 30-40 seizures per day," Proefrock says. Due to the syndrome, Mason is unable to walk or talk and is cognitively impaired as well as legally blind.

But that sure doesn’t stop him from enjoying a good laugh. Here’s a video his mom recently posted to Facebook:

For Thanksgiving, Mason is being granted his wish of spending an entire week at the ’Give Kids The World Village’ resort in Orlando through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The wish even includes a genie pass to Disney parks as well as Universal Studios and Sea World.

“So it just seemed fitting,” Proefrock says, “for Mason to be Aladdin for Halloween!”

Such a cool kid of course needed a super cool costume to match so Mason’s mom made him an Aladdin to fit perfectly over his wheelchair for Halloween.

Proefrock says she plans on donating his costume to the resort since they celebrate Halloween every single week for kids with life-threatening illnesses.

Keep on smiling, Mason, and have fun at Disney! That costume looks too cute on you!

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