TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- A young Tupelo girl's wish is about to come true, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
12-year old Kaylee Maddox visited the Mall at Barnes Crossing in Tupelo Saturday afternoon, thinking perhaps that she was taking a leisurely stroll on a shopping spree.
But unbeknownst to her, there was a very special treat waiting.
Two local maidens dressed as fairy princesses greeted her and her family.
That was appropriate as she and her family are about to be granted the trip of a lifetime.
Kaylee's dream will come true in about two weeks as she and her family will take to the air from the Tupelo Regional Airport on their way to Orlando, Fla., where they will touch down to visit Walt Disney World.
It's all courtesy of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-South.
"Make-A-Wish is an organization that grants wishes for kids with life-threatening illnesses, and it is just a way that we can give back to them some of the joy that they have been missing during those times that they've been in the hospital, different things like that," said Tammy Hood, a volunteer.
Kaylee was at a loss for words, but her parents and siblings are excited for her as they all will share in the joy she will experience when they arrive in Orlando.
"The thing that I can't wait for most is the look on her face when we get there," said her mother, Samantha Maddox. "I mean, the excitement, the surprise and the look on her face is going to be absolutely priceless."
She says Kaylee was not given much of a chance of survival at birth.
Twelve years later, she's proven doctors wrong. Now she will get to enjoy what once seemed impossible.
"I'm very excited for her and all the children, really. We get to go to Disney World. You know, we've never been. It's going to be fun. I mean, I don't know what else you could ask for," said her father, C.J. Maddox, of Tupelo.
The family will get an all-expense paid, seven-day trip to the theme park.