Lakeville boy gets his wish

Snow White and Happy, David O’Neill’s favorite Disney characters, exchanged giggles during a private meeting at Walt Disney World in Florida. Photo Contributed

LAKEVILLE — “A dream is a wish your heart makes,” Cinderella tells us in the classic Disney film. For 7-year-old Lakeville resident David O’Neill, his dream came true during a recent trip to Walt Disney World, thanks to Make-A-Wish Connecticut.

David has been battling a nervous system disorder since he was born that has left him nonambulatory and noncommunicative, but that hasn’t dampened his spirit.

“He’s the happiest guy you could ever meet. He has a tremendous sense of humor,” said his father, Theodore O’Neill.

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