Posted at: 03/18/2014 10:51 PM
By: Betsy Singer
(ABC 6 News) -- It's a bittersweet story that starts with a precious 4-year-old and a wish that is now going to come true.
Sophie Woxland thought she was going out for pizza tonight with her family at Jimmy's, her favorite pizza place in Kasson. You can tell by her reaction she had no idea there was a surprise princess party waiting for her.
Sophie was born with a congenital heart defect and over her four short years she's been in and out of the children's hospital at Mayo Clinic.
She would love to meet a real princess at Disney World and tonight, Make a Wish was there to let her know that her wish was going to become a reality.
"The reason that we're in that spot and I don't think anyone would ask for it, but at the same time if we can help spread awareness of congenital heart defect and help other families who have been through it then we feel better about it," Amy Woxland, Sophie's mom, said.
The Woxslands are planning their trip for the first week of May, and maybe by then she'll have had time to process the news, the trip and her chance to meet Ariel, a real live princess straight out of one of her favorite movies, The Little Mermaid.