Brave 3-year-old brain cancer patient receives Disney dream trip from Rockland-based group

A Rockland group called Baking Memories 4 Kids lived up to its name in a big way today for the family of Cassidy Ulrich.

News 12 Staff

Dec 9, 2022, 5:52 PM

Updated 527 days ago

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A Rockland group called Baking Memories 4 Kids lived up to its name in a big way Friday for the family of Cassidy Ulrich.
The 3-year-old girl was diagnosed with brain cancer when she was just 7 months old.
"She underwent surgery to remove the tumor, and then she went through four rounds of chemo. Then as a result of her surgery and her tumors, she was also diagnosed with epilepsy, so she had seizures," said her mother, Alaina Ulrich.
Needless to say, it has not been easy for the Ulrich family.
"It's been a very long three years. COVID made things a lot more challenging because you have a baby diagnosed with cancer and then the world shut down," she added.
On Friday, Ulrich and her family found out that they would embark on a family trip to every single amusement park in Florida, including Disney-themed destinations.
It's all thanks to Frank Squeo and his foundation, Baking Memories 4 Kids, which does exactly what the name says.
"We make cookies and all the money from the cookies goes towards giving families in this country trips to all of the Florida amusement parks for a whole week," Squeo explained.
They have to make a ton of cookies to send families like the Ulrich's on the trip of a lifetime.
"We have to sell about 500 containers of cookies to send one family. This year alone, this Rockland-based foundation is going to be giving over 30 trips of a lifetime to children that don't have a lot of tomorrows left," Squeo said.
The Ulrichs could not be more excited.
"We've barely left the house in two-and-a-half years, so to be able to bring her on this trip is really just so incredible. And she actually had a scan last week at Sloane and it was stable, so there's a lot of things to celebrate right now," Alaina Ulrich said.
For lodging, the family will be put up in the Give Kids the World Village, which is an entire facility designed to cater to every need a kid like Cassidy might have.


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