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Make-a-Wish: Ellie granted wish to meet Minnie Mouse at Disney World
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Make-a-Wish: Ellie granted wish to meet Minnie Mouse at Disney World

Make-a-Wish is getting ready to start booking trips again to help children who are battling serious illnesses.

The family of 5-year-old Eleanor Gardner of Puyallup hopes you'll think about her as the foundation looks to raise money and collect unused airline miles to help other kids.

Ellie was diagnosed with a form of Neuroblastoma in 2018.

It's a type of cancer that's commonly found in the Adrenal glands.

Ellie went through years of treatment that ended this past April.

An avid fan of Minnie Mouse she was granted a trip to Disney World in May to celebrate.

It was a chance to meet Minnie and her pals, and just forget about all of the medical stuff she's been through.

"When you’re a family that’s diagnosed with cancer, being able to go to work and your finances really take a huge hit. We spent over 200 nights at Seattle Children’s. To have a full-time job and to be able to afford something like Disney – we all love Disney. But it’s expensive to go on any trip," said Ellie's mom Jessica.

Ellie's mom says her daughter will continue to get scans at least every 6 months up until she hits 5 years of remission.

That's when she'll be considered cured.

And more good news, Ellie will become a big sister at the end of September.

You can help fulfill the wishes of other children with critical illnesses. To donate miles or money during the Wishes in Flight Mileage Drive, click here.

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