American Airlines Helps Little Girl's Disney World Wish Come True
TULSA, Oklahoma - A little girl's dreams are coming true thanks to American Airlines and Make-A-Wish.
Ashley Cox is different than most Make-A-Wish kids. She asked to go to Disney World, which, in itself is common. But what makes Ashley's story special is she's dedicating her trip to her twin sister, who passed away from the same disease she has.
With her Mickey Mouse ears on 11-year-old Ashley Cox waits to board her "magic flight" to Disney World.
"The red carpet is rolled out for them in every sense of the word," said Ashley’s mother Angela Cox.
Ashley has cystic fibrosis the same disease as her two older siblings as well as her twin sister, who passed away.
Ashley's mom said it's important for them to go to Disney World, so Ashley could meet her sister's icon Rapunzel.
"Her twin sister, the one who passed away, she always dreamed of having long hair," said Angela. "That's going to be very exciting. It's going to be tears for sure."
Happy tears, though as Ashley makes memories of a lifetime at the most magical place on earth.
"It's something she'll never forget, and her family will never forget, and probably most of the people in this room will forget the feeling they have today seeing her wish come true," said Erin Nantois for Make-A-Wish Oklahoma.