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Wish Upon A Star: Kennewick Girl's Dream Comes True

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KENNEWICK, Wash.- A 5-year-old Kennewick girl's dreams came true Tuesday thanks to the "Make A Wish" foundation.

Suffering through a deadly condition is something no parent wants to see their child go through, but the Maxwell family didn't have to worry about doctor visits or surgery Tuesday. Instead, they went on an adventure.

"Today is really neat because she'll get to kind of, as close as humanly possible, fly like Peter Pan," said Teagan's Dad Trent Maxwell.

Teagan loves the story of Peter Pan, so this morning when Tinker Bell came flying in on the back of a limo with clues for an adventurous scavenger hunt, she knew her dreams were coming true.

"Her whole body is thriving off of half a heart and we're grateful for that," said Trent.

For a while, the family thought the only option was a heart transplant. But recently her heart started functioning well enough for a surgery that could help her. The family says their doctor couldn't believe it.

"In his professional opinion it was nothing but a miracle," said Trent. "Our prayers were answered for sure."

Teagan has loved Peter Pan for years, ever since she first watched the movie.

"Her dad flies her to bed as Peter Pan almost nightly," said Mom Susie Maxwell.

"It's just one of those special things that you have with your kids." Explained Trent.

She's always wanted to fly like Peter Pan, so after Tinker Bell gave her some pixie dust it was up up and away.

"Like a giant pool looked like just like a little puddle," explained Teagan.

After soaring through the skies, Teagan opened up a clue. Next stop was Chuckie Cheese's where she was handed a key and had to search for her hidden treasure.

"Just to see them have a good time and to smile and to enjoy themselves for the day and we always hope that it betters their immune system and helps them carry on through," said Make A Wish Volunteer Terri White.

Teagan's adventures with Tinker Bell aren't over just yet. In October she and her family will be heading to Disney World. While she's excited for the trip, her family couldn't be happier that their little girl is getting healthier and can go through with what may be one of her final surgeries.

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