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  • On Nov 22, 2019
    Nicole from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am registered for a Disney race and now have to have a hysterectomy. This was an unplanned medical procedure that is not able to be put off. Will Disney allow a deferral?

    Hey, Nicole! I am so glad that I happened to see your question this evening. Believe it or not, this exact scenario happened to me three years ago! I had signed up to participate in the runDisney Wine & Dine 10K with many of my fellow Disney Parks Moms Panelists, but other plans were at work for me and I ended up in the hospital having a hysterectomy on the day that I had planned to run. While I certainly would have rather enjoyed the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival with my friends, I can honestly say addressing my health was a much better decision for that weekend.

    Nicole, I encourage you to give the Cast Members at runDisney a call to discuss your situation. They can be reached at (407) 939-iRUN, or (407) 939-4786, to discuss your specific issue and provide you with options. I am sure they can help you find a pixie-dusted solution as they did with me years ago. Please know that we are all sending you best wishes for a speedy recovery! I hope everything goes well for you and do take your doctor's advice to take it easy while healing! While I am sure you would love to get back to training for your next race, do give your body the time it needs to heal from this. Who knows, maybe you will be able to recover in time for another magical race with runDisney in the next year or two.

    Thank you so much for stopping by and please let us know if you ever have any other questions! 

    Brandy
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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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