Southaven boy receives trip to Disney World after cancer battle - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Southaven boy receives trip to Disney World after battle with leukemia

(WMC-TV) - A North Mississippi boy battling leukemia is preparing to go to Disney World after a big surprise Wednesday morning.

Students at Lewisburg Primary School teamed up the Make-A-Wish foundation and the community to make 7-year-old AJ Richmond's dream come true.

Boys and girls dressed up as Toy Story characters because AJ thought he was judging a costume contest.

Instead, the children gave AJ a special announcement that he was going to Disney World with his family this weekend.

"He went through all the pain and the medicine and the sickness and feeling yucky," said his mother Nikki Sanders. "He deserves this. I hope it's something he never forgets."

AJ's cancer is in remission.

The family will fly out to Florida on Sunday for a whole week.

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