Make-A-Wish Foundation grants Ada boy's wish at annual Parade of Lights

By: Ashley Park Email
By: Ashley Park Email

ADA, OK -- 6-year-old Andy Jolly...lined ada's main street with hundreds of other children Thursday night to watch the annual Parade of Lights.

Little did he know...there was a surprise in store....

Andy, who was diagnosed with Leukemia last year, was granted the chance to go to disney world through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

His father says it's been a tough journey, but seeing the look of happiness on his son's face makes all the hardships easier to bear.

"It's great after seeing all the things he's gone through in the past year, to see him feeling so much better and to be able to participate in something like this, it's just really overwhelming," said Darin Jolly.

The Make-A-Wish volunteers say they understand what the Jolly's are going through and were happy to help make Andy's wish come true.

"Whenever my wife was three she was diagnosed with Leukemia, and she got referred to Make-A-Wish and which she got to go on a trip to Disney World with her family," said volunteer, Steven Shelton.

Shelton says he and his wife got involved with Make-A-Wish so they could help bring smiles to other kids' faces.

And that is exactly what they got tonight from Andy.

He says he can't wait to talk to his favorite Disney character.

"Mickey Mouse! I would like to say Hi I'm Andy," Andy says.

Andy is currently in remission and will be going through chemo for the next three years.

His family says they are planning to go to Disney World over spring break.

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