Make-a-Wish Foundation sends Knoxville girl to Disney World

Make-a-Wish Foundation sends Knoxville girl to Disney World

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The Make-a-Wish Foundation is sending Cali Owens, 3, to Walt Disney World The Make-a-Wish Foundation is sending Cali Owens, 3, to Walt Disney World

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The Make-a-Wish Foundation is helping a young Knoxville girl in need of a kidney transplant a Disney princess.

Three-year-old Cali Owens and her family left for Walt Disney World on Sunday.

Cali's parents say she spends 10 hours each day receiving dialysis treatments, and also must take several medications and shots.

"There's a lot of discomfort in her life that other kids don't know. And basic joys of going to school or a regular bath becomes a whole ordeal," said Brandi Owens, Cali's mother.

A potential kidney donor has stepped forward from the Owens family's church, but that person is still waiting for an evaluation scheduled for next week.

Cali and her parents say they are excited and thankful for the Disney vacation provided by Make-a-Wish.

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