Make-A-Wish Foundation grants wish of Hattiesburg girl

Make-A-Wish Foundation grants wish of Hattiesburg girl

If you could make one wish, what would it be?

Car'lyah Yancy's wish is to go to Disney World. Thanks to the fundraising efforts of Sacred Heart's Mu Alpha Theta club and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, her wish came true on Wednesday. This summer Car'lyah and her family will make their way to the "most magical place on earth".

"I feel excited," said Car'lyah. "I want to meet Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse and all the characters."

But Car'lyah's road has not been an easy one. Two years ago, at the age of eight, she was diagnosed with cancer.

"It's been tough from day one," said Deniecia Darby, mother. "But we've been keeping the Lord first and in doing that, He's made a way."

The Mississippi chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation has been in operation since 1985 and grants over 100 wishes each year. Once a child with a life-threatening medical condition is referred to the foundation, Make-A-Wish does all it can to make a child's dream a reality. But they can't do it without the money raised by people like the students at Sacred Heart.

"The generosity and compassion they have at such a young age just does the heart good," said Jane Walsh, Make-A-Wish's development director.

Say hi to Mickey and Minnie for us, Car'lyah!