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Troopers hold Disney sendoff for Gillis boy

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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

There was a special sendoff party for a very lucky boy at Chuck E. Cheese on Tuesday night in Lake Charles.

Louisiana State Police Troop D gathered to send 7-year-old Gavin LeDay, of Gillis, and his family to Disney World through the Grant-A-Wish program.

Gavin has had heart problems since he was 2 years old and he will need many more surgeries in the future.

Many troopers were at the party to see Gavin and his family off as well as many of Gavin's friends.

"He's especially excited about going to ‘Pirates of the Caribbean' and it's an opportunity for him to forget about everything he has to go through even if it's for a few days," said. Sgt. James Anderson of Troop D.

Eighth graders from S.J. Welsh Middle School raised $1,000 for Gavin and his family and presented it to them on Tuesday.

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