about EMM'S WISH


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 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.



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. Her wish was for Disney to have an Honorary Prince and Princess to be honored every day at the Magic Kingdom, for anyone, young or old, who loves Disney as much as she did. 


In honor of her memory, her family is working towards making this come true, but we need help spreading the word. We are working 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 what their Happy Thought is.



The Emm's Wish buttons are the beginning of our journey to help share Emily's story. By wearing a button and sharing her story, you can share the magic she felt every day and promote her wish for every person to be treated like Disney royalty.


All proceeds raised by the Emm's Wish Foundation will go towards funding the Emm's Wish Prince or Princess for the Day proposal, Emm's Wish buttons and the Ambassador program. Here are other ways you can get involved:

Sign the Proposal

Sign your name to the Proposal we will send to the Disney Corporation to establish the Prince/Princess for a Day program.

Wear a Button

Wear an Emm's Wish button and share photos on social media tagged with #HappyThoughts and #EmmsWish

Become an Ambassador

Share the Emm's Wish proposal and get people to sign, give out the Emm's Wish buttons at Disney-related events, and share the magic.

Nominate a

Prince or Princess

Send in an application to nominate a prince or princess. They'll be entered into a contest to win a free trip to Disney World!


You can donate a set amount via Give Lively or activate Amazon Smile, where Amazon will donate 0.5% of every purchase.

© 2018 by The Emm's Wish Foundation. All funds donated to the organization go towards funding the Prince/Princess for a Day program, the Emm's Wish buttons, and funding the website. No profit is to be made from donations, pledges, or purchases. Any funds raised to exceed the required amount to support the programs will be saved for future Prince/Princess for a Day events or donated to Ovarian Cancer Research and The Ballard House. Website managed in collaboration with www.memsofemms.com.