Teen Wants To Go To Disney So He Earns Family Trip Himself

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(Photo Credit: Boyd Huppert, KARE)

I wanted to share this story with you all because it inspired me so much!

We all know how expensive taking a trip to a Disney park can be. For one family it wasn’t something they had the means to do. If they took trips it was to visit family in New York. I think a lot of us can relate to that.

That didn’t stop Minnesotan teen Isaiah Tuckett (14) from making his dream come true!

He used his talent for baking to sell cupcakes for $20 a dozen and earned enough to “pay for airfare, hotel and Disney World tickets for his mom, dad, sister, brother, sister-in-law and nephew – seven people in all.

Tuckett Family Photo

Isaiah said:

“I felt like it should be a family event. I was surprised I did it in a year.”

Of course his family is very proud of him!
Heck, I’m not his mom, and I’m incredibly proud of him!

How did he do it?

As I mentioned earlier, he sold cupcakes $20 a dozen. His parents would buy the ingredients and he would do the work.

A month after he stared the local bakery shut down and the closest bakery was 30 miles away. Not only did he earn his trip, but he also filled a need in the community!

“I’ve done birthday parties, confirmations, graduations, reunions, funerals, weddings, Isaiah says.”

He even made a large order for a prom and it wore out his mother’s oven and they had to buy a new one.

“He made 750 in one weekend,” his mother Cheri said.

So many cupcakes, Isaiah wore out his mother’s oven and they had to buy a new one.

“It was crunch time,” Cheri said.

I just find this so inspirational. My mom always told me “If you want something bad enough, and if your willing to work hard for it, anything is possible.”

With so much bad in the news anymore it’s so wonderful to hear something so positive and inspiring. It just made my day!

What do you think? Comment and let us know!

Source: Channel KARE 11

 

Disney has been a big part of my life for years--from family trips to WDW to growing up on Disney classics, TV, and movies. I'm a mom and an art teacher. I love to share my love for Disney and I'm also a co-host of the Disney fan podcast and YouTube Pirates and Princesses (PNP) channel. Also contributor for The Kingdom Insider and D-Rezzed. Opinions are all mine.