‘Maagical’ Trip for North TX Kids with Life-Threatening Conditions

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DALLAS, TX -- Life should be full of magic for young children but sometimes when it's not, there's always a dream and a little fairy dust.

“I’m going to Disney World!” said 5-year-old Avery Anderson.

A trip to the "Most Magical Place on Earth" -- a wish granted by a fairy godmother with wings, American Airlines.

“Toady is our 19th annual Magic Flight event for the Something mAAgic Foundation. We have lots of kids and festivities to make their departure really special,” said Shannon Mullery, a board member of Something mAAgical.

The Something mAAgic Foundation and American Arlines have been teaming up for the past 19 years to give children with life-threatening diseases the chance to meet Mickey.

A total of 37 kids will make the trip to Disney and not spend a dime.

Little Avery, Carson, Daniel, Ayser and their families were on Friday's flight.

“We really enjoy supporting it. It makes us feel so good, such a good community effort and so great to help the kids,” said Jeff Plant, VP of American Airlines DFW hub.

It makes these parents feel good as well.

Nick Anderson's son, Avery says this gives them a chance to forget about the doctor visits. “This is going to be his chance to relax and be a normal kid again."

Zaki Sharif couldn’t believe that his son Ayser, was about to go on a magical trip. “Oh, we are excited man! This is a magic trip. I can`t believe this! This is magic!"