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A dream comes true for Maci Fontenot

By Charlie Bartlett - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Maci Fontenot has already been through so much in her short life.  When she was four years old she was diagnosed with Optical Glioma last September.

"When your child is hurting and you can't fix it, it's the hardest thing. She didn't enjoy having Chemo, losing her hair or anything like that, but we found the fun, claimed the miracles and made it work," said Nikki Fontenot.

The Fontenot's kept faith and believed Maci would beat the tumor.  Months later she's feeling much better.  

"Her strength has really touched our family, the community and the kids at her school. She's realized some lessons through this, but she really took it, swallowed the tears and kept going," said Fontenot.

The tears are long gone. The Make A Wish Foundation granted her the opportunity to hang with the Jonas Brothers.

"I'm going to meet the Jonas Brothers and it's going to be fun," said Maci Fontenot.

"We're so excited for Maci. We've been working on this wish for ten months when we first met with her and we're so excited to make her wish come true," said Paula Livingston.

The journey to recovery hasn't been easy, but this weekend's trip will be a long awaited celebration of Maci's miracle.

"We're really excited to be on this side of the miracle and that's what it's all about. We're thrilled about the Jonas Brothers, but were thrilled were standing celebrating her and she's doing great, "said Fontenot.

She's better than ever, now that she's set to meet her idols, the Jonas Brothers.

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