Wish granted! Firefighters give 9-year-old trip of a lifetime

HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (WDTN) — A nine-year old girl, and her family, will soon pack their bags heading for Orlando

The Huber Heights Fire Department raised $7,500 for the Dayton Chapter of “A Special Wish” a non-profit organization which grants wishes for children. Today, the recipient, and her family, went over the details of their dream vacation.IMG_7976

Hannah and her family have received the news that they would be heading to Disney World, Universal Studios and SeaWorld in Orlando next week.

Hannah, the recipient of the wish, is battling Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma, or ALCL, according to her cousin Noel Coles.

“Basically the body attacks itself. Her temperatures would go from normal to 104,” Coles said.

Coles took Hannah and her sister in late last year.

“They call me a cuncle. A cousin and uncle,” he said.

Hannah’s mom and dad both died–all over the course of last year.

“Her dad died, and she starts developing symptoms three days after,” Coles added.

Today — at the Huber Heights Firehouse — Hannah was grinning ear-to-ear.IMG_7977

The wish will also provide an opportunity for Hannah to see more of her family.

“This will be the first time she’s able to go and spend a birthday with her grandmother who lives in Orlando,” Ryan Temple, a firefighter with the Huber Heights Fire Department said.

The department raised $7,500 after a golf outing back in June.

When asked what the family will plan to do over the week — Noles says it’s all up to the kids.

“The adults are just going to sit back and let the kids plan it. We’re just going to do whatever they want,” he said.

Hannah, along with all of the kids had one thing on their mind: ice cream.

Ice cream for breakfast. Ice cream for lunch. Ice cream for dinner.

“Yeah, six scoops,” Hannah said.

It’s a wish for a kid…to be a kid again.

“I really wanted to say thank you. And I did. It was a lot of help what they did for me.”

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