Disney dream comes true for sick preschooler

NewsChannel 10

Amarillo, Texas - It's a dream come true for five-year-old Sarah Garrison.

"What trip are they sending you on?"

"Disney World."

"And what are you going to do there?"

"Meet Rapunzel."

A big surprise, courtesy of Mickey Mouse himself, who made a special visit to her elementary school.

He presented Sarah with an invitation to her Disney World sendoff party and tickets to the theme park for her entire family.

She will also get the chance to meet her favorite character, Rapunzel.

It's all in thanks to the local Make-A-Wish Foundation.

That's because Sarah is battling a genetic disorder called neurofibromatosis, that has caused tumors on her optic nerve, and reduced her vision.

Randi Hudson with the North Texas Make-A-Wish Foundation says, "I think a wish is something that helps a child persevere through their illness and gives them a reason to push on. It's a great experience I think every child with a life-threatening condition should be able to be a part of."

That's exactly what Sarah's family hopes this Disney dream come true will do for the little girl.

A fund has been set up for Sarah at Amarillo National Bank.

Anyone can donate money to the Garrison family to help with her medical expenses.