Jack gets dream trip to Magic Kingdom
Jack Duley is off on the trip of a lifetime.
The nine-year-old was shocked to discover last month he had been selected by Asthma New Zealand to go on an allexpenses-paid trip to Disneyland.
“I’m very excited and amazed,” he says.
The trip, which is being organised by Koru Care, will see asthma sufferer Jack visit the theme park and other attractions around California for about 10 days in October.
But the Mt Albert resident knows exactly what his first stop will be when he arrives.
“I’m going on the rollerhe says.
Jack got involved with Asthma New Zealand after he took part in a trial to see whether the new drug Lipranol is effective in treating asthma.
Asthma New Zealand fundraising manager Linda Thompson says Jack was selected to go on the trip because he “put a great deal of effort into the research”.
While his asthma has improved markedly since being on the trial, Jack’s mum Lorna says they aren’t sure whether it improved because of the Lipranol because he might have been part of the trial group who were given a placebo.
As for his trip to the United States, Lorna is a little nervous about letting Jack go on holiday by himself, but is confident he will have a great time.
“After 25 years of doing it, I’m sure he will be well looked after.”
Rollercoaster ride: Asthma sufferer Jack Duley is off to the United States thanks to Asthma New Zealand.