Make A Wish: Quinn's story

Wishes Take Flight: Quinn's story

She may be small, but 4-year-old Quinn's personality is as big as Texas.

This pint-sized spitfire has a love for all things Disney -- especially princesses. And her endless energy and sass for days keeps her older brothers on their toes.

After what they've been through, their bond is unbreakable.

It wasn't too long ago that Quinn's parents weren't sure she'd make it.

Last year, Quinn was diagnosed with cancer.

"She started having leg pain," said her mother Michelle.

"When the orthopedist came to talk to us, he brought one of the pediatric surgeons I know with him too which I thought was strange," said TJ, Quinn's dad. "They told us they were there because they'd found a big tumor."

There was one in her pelvis and one near her spine. Quinn spent months fighting for her life.

"There's nothing that will ever compare to that," Michelle said. "You wake up at night and you just are petrified you're going to lose your little sweet girl."

This past March, The Make a Wish foundation sent Quinn and her family to Disneyworld, Legoland and Universal Studios for a week.

It was a welcome distraction from the constant worry, and a break in the battle against cancer.

"It's just an opportunity for you to just go and relax, enjoy, forget," Michelle said. "There's no words to express how grateful I am for this opportunity for everything to be magical for them."

"For us it was like a celebration and you could tell the boys felt that too," TJ said.

It's a trip this family won't forget. And with the help of generous Texans, more children like Quinn can have their wishes come true.

The average cost to grant a wish is $7,500.

Money raised locally stays local to help the children in our own community.

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