Make a Wish foundation sends a boy and his family to Disney World

By Adam Hooper - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Kaleb LeBlanc has lived with Muscular Dystrophy for seven years now. This disease makes it impossible for him to run and play like other children. But, the Make a Wish foundation hopes to bring some happiness to his life. There sending Kaleb and his family to Disney World.


"They are just a very gracious family. They are just so grateful for what we offered," said Laura Richard with the Make a Wish foundation.

The family was grateful and excited. This will be their first time to Disney World.

"We are very excited. We have never been to Disney before. We are very excited," said Lynel LeBlanc.

Paula Livingston with Make a Wish says, a vacation goes a long way in the life of a child.


"It just gives them something to look forward to. They really have been through an ordeal. It really gives them something to look forward to and have fun,"said Paula Livingston with the Make a Wish foundation.

And, when asked what Kaleb thought about his trip, he had this to say.

"I am pretty excited for everybody giving me this gift and this wish,"said Kaleb LeBlanc.

"It really is a chance of a life time. This is something he will remember forever. It will be a family gathering. I think he will remember this forever,even when he is older. It will be a special memory with all of us together," said Lynel LeBlanc.

A memory, a what many call, the most magical place on earth.