Wish granted to little Kennewick girl with disease

Wish granted to little Kennewick girl with disease »Play Video
KENNEWICK, Wash. -- A little girl from Kennewick is full of life, but battling a life-threatening disease.

Teagan Maxwell had her wish granted today -- right here in the Tri-Cities.

"We're going to the airport to find Peter Pan!," said Teagan.

Teagan Maxwell has a heart condition. But it's not slowing the five year old down.

"We are on a scavenger hunt right now because Teagan's wish is to fly like...Peter Pan!," said Susie Maxwell.

Every night before bed, Teagan talks to her mom about her dream to go to Disney World. It helps to keep her mind off the treatments.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation planned a unique experience, just for Teagan. She can fly without leaving town.

"So we're going to the airport...in a Limo!," said Teagan.

From there, the little girl got to fly in a helicopter. The final destinations were Chuck-E-Cheese and a big trampoline...to fly some more!

"She's just a ham. She's such a special girl. And to be the volunteer on her Wish is just extra-special for me," said Volunteer Wish Granter, Terri White.

Teagan's already had two open heart surgeries. A third is expected next summer. And of course, there are regular doctor visits and blood draws.

Teagan's mom said to her, "So this is a time to forget all about that, huh? And celebrate and have an adventure, right?"

She replied, "And have some PARTY TIME!"

Teagan's parents are Make-A-Wish volunteers themselves. They've always worked to grant other childrens' wishes. This time... it's their turn. Her dad works to put on a brave face.

"That's just kind of how I deal with the emotion, just kind of try and screen it for the rest of the family and keep everybody moving," said Trent Maxwell.

The family wasn't even sure if Teagan would make it to this point.
So to see her smile today, was overwhelming.

"It's awesome, it's really awesome," said Susie.