Posted at: 06/27/2013 9:30 PM
By: Lauren Hansard, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Nevaeh Fuentez has been through surgery after surgery, and she’s only eight years old. Now the Make-A-Wish Foundation is going to make one of her dreams come true, and it all started with a limo ride.
"It was fun," said Nevaeh Fuentez.
Nevaeh was born with Spinal Bifida, where her spine curves at her tail bone.
"When she was born they told me there was a 50/50 chance that she wouldn't be able to walk," said Nevaeh’s mother Christine Fuentez.
But Nevaeh is walking and enjoying lunch at her favorite restaurant in town, Cattle Baron, with her family.
"I love my family," said Nevaeh.
But this lunch isn’t her wish, it’s a sendoff party because tomorrow Nevaeh is flying to her dream destination.
Make-A-Wish is sending Nevaeh and her family to Disney World.
"It’s a vacation of a lifetime for us because my kids have never been to Disney World," said Christine.
"We're going to have a blast," said Nevaeh’s brother.
"My kids are going to have a blast, and I'm really happy for them," said Christine.
A vacation before an uncertain road ahead.
"Not knowing what is going to happen. Knowing if she’s going to make it through when she goes through the surgery, she's had so many already. Just don't know what is going to happen," said Nevaeh’s stepfather Martin Molina.
"They tell us if anything does happen… It’s just hard it’s really really hard, really stressful, it’s just really really bad," said Christine.
But today was a day to forget about all of that, and Nevaeh’s mind is on princesses.
“Cinderella, Snow White, Ariel,” said Nevaeh.
"We make it, we're a family we stick together," said Christine.