Make-a-Wish Foundation Sends Knoxville Girl to Disney World

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The Make-a-Wish Foundation helps make dreams come true for children with life-threatening medical conditions. Children can make a wish from one of four categories: I wish to go, I wish to be, I wish to meet, or I wish to have. In fact, they grant a wish every thirty-eight minutes for a child.

The Make-a-Wish foundation works with a seventy-acre “storybook” resort in Orlando called the Give Kids the World Village. Make-a-Wish families can stay here during their trip so children can receive necessary medical treatments and attention while they are away from home. This resort includes villa accommodations, entertainment, and more.

Cali Owens, a three-year-old girl from Knoxville, Tennessee needs a kidney transplant. She spends ten hours every day undergoing dialysis treatment for her condition. She also receives several medications and shots.  Cali just had her wish of going somewhere granted by the Make-a-Wish foundation and this little princess left for Disney World on Sunday. Cali will get to experience the magic of Disney World despite her physical struggles and be just like every other three year old for the week. Cali and her family are very thankful for this opportunity.

“There’s a lot of discomfort in her life that other kids don’t know. And basic joys of going to school or a regular bath becomes a whole ordeal,” said Brandi Owens, Cali’s mother.

Cali has found a potential kidney donor through her family’s church, but this individual must first undergo an evaluation next week to determine if this will be successful.

Do you know someone that has been helped by the Make-a-Wish foundation?

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