about EMM'S WISH


The Emm's Wish organization is working towards making every Disney fan's dream come true and inspire those with chronic illness or facing extreme adversity to persevere and find support. Our main campaign is to create a program for a Disney Prince/Princess for the day that is inclusive of all ages. Ultimately, we will send our proposal for Prince/Princess for a Day to Disney. We will host an annual contest to select a prince or princess to go to Disney and be given the royal treatment. Send in your nomination for a Prince or Princess and why you think they capture the spirit of Emm's Wish and their Happy Thought. Or join our community of Disney fans, cancer survivors, and those who have found strength to get through the toughest of times.



The Emm's Wish buttons are the beginning of our journey to help bring awareness to the Emm's Wish mission. By wearing a button, you can bring encouragement and inspiration to someone's life, reminding them they have the power within themselves to get through whatever struggles they may face in this life.


Gilbert Garcia - President

Bob Pickett -  Vice President

Arnold Lopez - Secretary

Marianne P. Garcia - Treasurer

Anne Hudson Andrews - Board Member

Melody Caldwell - Board Member



Emily Garcia was a true Disney fan who battled ovarian cancer until the age of 30. After her initial diagnosis, she found inspiration and encouragement in the magic of Disney, and through strengthening her willpower and positive affirmation. Spending days at the Disney Parks and meeting friends in the Disney community brought her great joy through her time of adversity. She also reached out to many in the Disney community and terminal illness support groups to find ways to empower her body to fight her illness, giving her more years to live out her dreams.


Emily had been at Disney just the week before she passed and confided in her father a wish she wanted for those like her so that they could be part of the Disney magic in a special way. She told her father that she knew that “Make a wish” was there for children, but what about the rest of the people, young and old, who truly love Disney as much as she did. The idea that Disney nominates an Honorary Prince and Princess at the Magic Kingdom will be shared in a proposal to Disney. 

Emily was diagnosed with ovarian cancer on July 3, 2014 and passed away on May 15, 2017. During her short time, she lived her life in pursuit of many things, but above all, she wanted to spend every moment she could either at Disney or making homemade mouse ears for people to wear at the parks, to bring a little more magic to their lives through her friends in the Disney community. You can read more at www.memsofemms.com.