Former Make-A-Wish child goes 'Over the Edge'

Dozens of people are rappelling down the W Hotel in downtown Austin this weekend.

AUSTIN - Gearing up to rappel down 478 feet, is 22-year-old Hunter Bradley.

As she descends 38 stories for the Make-A-Wish foundation’s “Over the Edge” event Saturday morning, her mom watches every move.

The girl you see rappelling could not even walk a few years ago.

Hunter was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2011.

"She was treated for four months right here in Austin,” said Denise Bradley, Hunter’s mom.

“Towards the end of her treatment, she actually had some nerve damage in her legs. And a girl who was able to dance just a few months earlier, was wheelchair bound and learning to walk on her own again."

So Make-A-Wish of Central and South Texas stepped in.

"The Make-A-Wish people approached me asked if I wanted to – what I wanted my wish to be,” said Hunter Bradley. “I chose to go to New York City. I had the opportunity to go there with my family. I got to see Broadway shows, got to do a shopping spree, it was a lot of fun."

Hunter is now cancer-free and has the strength to rappel and raise money for the Make-A-Wish foundation.

As she and her family, now pay it forward, helping make another child's wish come true.

Among the other participants were KVUE's Mike Rush and our General Manager Kristie Gonzales. They went over the edge Friday.

The organization granted more than 260 wishes last year.

So far the "Over the Edge" event has raised more than $599K – surpassing the organization's goal.

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