Boy battling cancer granted wish to go to Disney World

Boy battling cancer granted wish to go to Disney World (Image 1)

The Make-A-Wish Foundation and Greenbrier High School teamed up to make one seven-year-old boy’s dreams come true.

Mark Drew has undergone countless surgeries since he was diagnosed with a life-threatening brain tumor in 2012.

On Tuesday, the Greenbrier High student body packed the school’s gymnasium to help celebrate and grant Drew’s wish to go to Disney World. 

SLIDESHOW: Photos of event

Mark Drew, the child’s father, said the news was a welcome distraction for the family.

“Just being stuck in the hospital and going back and forth it’s great,” said Mark Drew.

The high school and the non-profit organization have been working together to help make Drew’s wish come true.

Students helped raise $7,500 for Drew’s wish.

“Our goal is that every student that goes to Greenbrier High School will be involved in granting one wish during their time here,” said Michelle Gregory the school’s Make-A-Wish coordinator.

Gregory, who also is an english teacher at the high school, said she knows first-hand what this wish means for the Drew family.

“My daughter was granted a wish in 2010 through the Make-A-Wish program so this is just a great opportunity just to pay it forward and to really help with other children have their dream come true,” said Gregory.

For more information on the Make-A-Wish Foundation, visit their Web site.

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