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A party fit for a princess, or two


It was a magical night for two central Wisconsin girls as one of their biggest wishes came true. The Make-A-Wish Foundation granted a very special wish Monday night for two girls struggling with a life-threatening illness.

It was party fit for a princess, or two. Identical twins Alanna and Autumn, 7, suffer from cystic fibrosis.

"It's a matter of taking it one day at a time," said Holly Ashton, Alanna and Autumn's mother.

The twins have been sick since they were born. But, it wasn't until two years ago doctors finally figured out why.

"We're very thankful to have the diagnosis and a way to treat it," said Ashton.

But all the medical talk, poking, and prodding were put aside for one very special night.

"Alanna and Autumn it's time for your wish to be granted," said Make-A-Wish spokesperson Donna Stroik in front of the all the Ashton's family and friends.

The twins are headed to Disney World thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

"Princess Alanna you get a special lunch with Cinderella at Cinderella's castle," explained Stroik. "Autumn, you and your family get an up close and personal experience at Sea World."

"I want to see Ariel," said Autumn as she described what she was most looking forward to.

"Seeing the whale show," added Alanna.

"We're going to have some awesome pictures and awesome memories and something we can look back on as we move forward through the years and the disease and diagnosis gets harder," said Ashton.

For Alanna and Autumn their wish begins Friday. But right now, it's time to pack.

"It's something we never would have gotten to do otherwise," said Ashton.

Now, they can. Just don't forget the magic wand.

The central Wisconsin Make-A-Wish Foundation will hold a special event for all wish families. It's called Wish Stock. It will be held April 5th at The Bar in Rothschild.

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