Wish comes true for Drew child
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At the Disney Make-A-Wish send-off party for Khloe Robinson (seated) are Kabresha Powell (left), Minnie Mouse, Juwonda Willis, Sharon Hunter, Kyla Powell and Mickey Mouse.
At the Disney Make-A-Wish send-off party for Khloe Robinson (seated) are Kabresha Powell (left), Minnie Mouse, Juwonda Willis, Sharon Hunter, Kyla Powell and Mickey Mouse.
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Friends, family and wish granters from the Make-A-Wish Foundation gathered Thursday night at the Next Generation Events Center in Cleveland to provide a send-off to Khloe Robinson whose wish to go to Disney World will be fulfilled in the coming weeks.

Khloe, a resident of Drew, is five years old and has Cerebral Palsy, a life-threatening disease.

Family members who are going with Khloe are her mother, Juwanda Willis; grandmother, Sharon Hunter; aunt, Kabresha Powell; and niece, Kyla Powell.

They will be at Disney World for a week.

The Next Generation Events Center was decorated in pink and black with a Disney theme.

Disney characters Minnie and Mickey Mouse mingled with the guests and delighted the children.

“I saw the characters advertised in the community yard sale,” said Betty Mayo, wish granter, “so I called Charles Nolan to ask what the rental fee was. When I explained why I wanted to rent the characters, he said he would donate the facility and the characters. He also provided the food. We really appreciate his generosity.”

Donna Hull, who is also a wish granter, said, “We have found that people really try to help where children are concerned. Our cake in the shape of Minnie Mouse was donated by Marsha Boland.”

Mayo and Hull have been involved with the Make-A-Wish Foundation for 10 years. “I started when my daughter was diagnosed with leukemia,” said Hull. “When her wish was granted, I saw what it meant to her and I have been involved since then.”

“Children from two and a half to 18 years of age are eligible for a wish if they have a life-threatening illness,” said Mayo. “They can be referred by a medical professional. We have had all kinds of wishes from going to professional football games to meeting famous wrestlers.”

For more information about the organization or to make a donation, visit wishms.org.

“For Khloe, this is a chance of a lifetime for mama’s little angel,” said her mom, Juwanda Willis.