03 December, 2015

Can you tell Talynn how to get to Sesame Place?

Well, here it is December and I am now catching up with our May Quinn's List trip. For shame!!

Shameful mainly because I have kept this unbelievably adorable, want to hug her little self and eat her cheeks little girl from you for all this time. That was very selfish of me, and for that I apologize. To make up for it... here is the story of dear sweet Talynn.

Can you EVEN?!

Waaaaay back in March, a cousin of mine directed me to
Talynn's Facebook page asking if I could help the family. After connecting with Talynn's sweet mama Taylor, we were off and running!

As it turned out, Talynn, mom Taylor and dad Chad were heading from their home in North Carolina up to Maryland for their cousin's graduation in May. Since they would already be traveling, Taylor thought that would be a great time for their Quinn's List experience, and mentioned their hope to bring Talynn to Sesame Place.

Say no more!

We were able to connect with Sesame Place and, after much conversation convincing them that we could not, in fact, go through Make-a-Wish but rather were our own organization helping a separate population, they turned out to be most generous benefactors of Talynn's trip. Sesame Place donated the family's tickets, arranged special seating for the "Let's Play Together" show and surprised us with a private Meet & Greet with some Sesame characters. QMF was also able to arrange for Talynn and her family to spend their rest periods in a private cabana at Count's Spash area.

(Prepare yourself for the ridiculous cuteness ahead.)

Sporting her Quinn's List Kid shirt

I think the characters were as enamoured with Talynn as I am!

Sweet Sweet Girl!

After an overnight stay at the Springhill Suites directly next door to Sesame Place, Talynn and her family were ready for another adventure! Philadelphia Zoo was just a 40 minute drive from Langhorne PA, where Sesame Place and their hotel were located. The zoo was another amazing partner to this trip and really went out of their way to make it special for Talynn and supplied the family's entry tickets free of charge! Unfortunately due to some unforseen traffic, the family was not able to make their private tour. Talynn, mom and dad still had a great day at the zoo.

"Talynn was chosen to be a part of the Quinn's List Kid [program].
This foundation is AMAZING!!!
They made it possible for us to take a much needed family vacation."
-Taylor, Talynn's mom

Thank you, Taylor & Chad, for allowing us to be a small part of Talynn's big life!

Aaand... want to know the most fun update ever?! Talynn is now... a BIG SISTER!! Baby sister Tinlee was born just this past Friday. Check out what 6 months will do to a gal like Talynn - she's a legit Big Kid now!

Big Sister Talynn with Little Sister Tinlee
Follow Talynn - and Tinlee! - on Talynn's Facebook pageAlso check out the Bohring-Optiz Syndrome Foundation to learn more about this disease and what you can do to help, founded by none other than Talynn mama Taylor along with another amazing BOS mom.


  1. OMGosh! Eat her cheeks is SO right! How wonderful that Talynn and her family were able to make this wonderFULL memory!

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