For The Kids: Kidd Kraddick’s Lasting Legacy

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DALLAS -- If you ask kids where they want to go on vacation, the answer would probably be Disney world, right?!

A fundraising blitz kicked off Wednesday so The Kidd’s Kids Foundation can do just that -- take dozens of kids dealing with tough diseases to Disney.

KISS FM DJ Billy the Kidd made his way to raising canes in Rowlett to help raise some cash.

“Yeah, we’re out here and someone just gave $100," Billy said. "It's really cool that they make the donations that make this trip happen.”

The trips wouldn't have happened at all if it weren't for radio personality Kidd Kraddick who passed away last year at a charity event. Many wondered if the trips would go on without their fearless leader.

“We feel blessed that we got to go on the last trip with him,” said Valerie Bonner, whose daughter went on the trip in 2012.

Paige Bonner was born with cerebral palsy and has to use a walker to get around. So, when they got to go on the Disney trip it truly felt like a magical moment.

“Cinderella was always one of my favorite Disney movies, and it's one of hers also. Being at the Princess Castle with my child and seeing her face light up was a pretty big deal,” Bonner said.

Wednesday was a magical day for Kidd’s Kids too. In just one day, the foundation raised $125,000 and counting.

Making magic will no doubt be Kraddick’s lasting legacy, and that’s exactly the way he would have wanted it.

“We just have to carry on he would be mad if we didn’t," Billy said. "He would be like just move on, raise the money stop talking about me.”

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