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9-year-old celebrates her Wish coming true

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9-year-old Taylor and her family grabbed their aprons to decorate cupcakes and celebrate her wish finally being granted. 9-year-old Taylor and her family grabbed their aprons to decorate cupcakes and celebrate her wish finally being granted.

An Evansville family is headed to Disney World this week, and it's all thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. 

9-year-old Taylor and her family grabbed their aprons to decorate cupcakes and celebrate her wish finally being granted. 

Taylor Holweger was diagnosed with Leukemia five years ago, but on Sunday, she is in remission and ready to make the trip to Florida with her family and best friend, Maddie. Her wish has been a long time in the making. 

"It was really too much for us to handle back then with all the needs Taylor had care wise and medicines and what not. So, we just said we were going to put it on hold," Taylor's mom, Staci Holweger said.

After four years, the Make-A-Wish Foundation celebrated her wish with a cupcake baking party at Piece of Cake in downtown Evansville.

"She's very expressive in her writing. She is very excited. She made out her list. She knew she wanted a cake pop and cupcake party, and she made a list of children she wanted to invite and adults," Holweger said.
 
"Taylor is an exceptional young lady and she has an exceptional family. It is just so easy to be able to do things and we are so happy to be able to provide this experience for her," volunteer Kristina Rhodes said. 

Despite her physical disability, Taylor enjoys doing everything any fourth grade girl would, horse back riding, painting her nails pink, and shopping so her and Maddie can wear matching clothes everyday. They've even planned their outfits for the entire week in Disney World.

"We like to shop a lot and I like to bake with her. I like to do her hair," Taylor's friend, Maddie Payne said. 

Taylor's family says they're so grateful to finally be able to take Taylor to see all of the magic Disney World has to offer. 

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