Local Girl Fighting Rare Disease To Visit Disney World
A deserving little girl from Quincy will get the trip of a lifetime when she and her family travel to Disney World.
Three-year-old Alisha Savage was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor just two years ago and has been in and out of the hospital since. This type of tumor affects the central nervous system and only appears in one in every 1.1 million children around the world.
When the Savage family moved from Cork, Ireland to the Boston area to seek better treatment for Alisha, they knew Dana-Farber was the place they had to be. After going into remission, she relapsed in June of 2013.
But right now, the Savage family is taking a little bit of time to focus on something much more fun and enjoyable!
Alisha and her family are taking a trip to Disney World thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and will get the special treatment to go along with it. A limousine picked up the Savage family in Quincy and escorted them to Logan Airport where they were met at American Airlines by some Make-A-Wish volunteers and American Airlines employees dressed as her favorite Disney princesses. So cute!
It's been a long journey for the Savage family and they're thankful for some family time. Alisha's grandparents are even flying from Ireland for the trip.
But Alisha's father, John Savage, says that Boston has been really welcoming to their family. "People in Boston have been helping and really got behind us in everything we've done," he said.
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