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Sioux Falls girl granted dream Bahamas' vacation

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Think about all the things you wish for.

Probably something as simple as some nicer weather.

For Brooke Moeckly, she was wishing for her daughter's health.

"A very rare disorder that affects the entire body. It's a degenerative disorder and sort of results in some catastrophic disabilities." She said.

Last May Brooke's daughter, Raena, was diagnosed with Friedrich's Ataxia.

"We were in the middle of a situation where none of us had any control over and so to be able to say to Raena, 'What do you want to do? If you could wave a magic wand and make anything happen what would it be?'" Brooke said.

That is when Make-A-Wish South Dakota stepped in.

"I originally just wanted to go on a trip with my whole family and I wanted to swim with dolphins, I've always wanted to do that. And my step brother said that there was a place called Atlantis and they had everything that I was asking for there." Said Raena.

Raena's parents are divorced so she wanted to be with her whole family. Make-A-Wish sent all nine of Raena's family members to the Bahamas.

"I'll remember that it was just happy and perfect." She said.

A trip the family will always remember.

"We're all reminded in times like this, that moments are precious and there are things that we can't take a way from kids, but we do have complete control over being able to let them experience life to the fullest." Said Brooke.

Make-A-Wish South Dakota has granted more than 1,065 wishes since it began in 1984.

On a travel wish, parents and immediate siblings go along, and of course, everything is paid for.

You can help make wishes come true, during our Wishes In Flight campaign this Thursday.

We are partnering with Make-A-Wish South Dakota and collecting un-used frequent flier miles.

You can call in your donation this Thursday, or use the link on our website.

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