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Shamrock Shuffle helps one little girl's dream come true
A group of runners in Kearney were sporting green Saturday.
It was for the second annual Shamrock Shuffle for the Make a Wish Foundation.
News 5's Lauren Conley brings us the story of how the Shamrock Shuffle is making one little girl's wish come true.
Step by step the participants of Saturday's Shamrock Shuffle are making a world of difference.
"She's got us counting down the days," said Catherine Sherbenaut, Keiya's mother.
The days until Keiya Sherbenaut and her family go to Disney World.
"I get to see the princesses," said Keiya.
Nine year-old Keiya suffers from Arthrogryposis.
The debilitating genetic disorder causes stiff joints and abnormal muscle development.
The fourth grader has been wheel chair bound most of her life.
"Her condition does make daily things challenging," Sherbenaut said. "Bathing her is difficult, dressing her is too."
Sherbenaut didn't think her daughter would qualify for a wish.
"But then learning more about her condition and finding out that it is somewhat life threatening and since it will never change, we gave it a shot," Sherbenaut said.
The green themed run is raising money just for Keiya's wish, a trip to Disney World to see the Princesses.
"It's amazing to see how one little kid can change everything," Sherbenaut added.
"Oh, she's adorable, we really like her," said Nancy Kollars, wish granter with Make a Wish. "She's so sweet."
Nancy Kollars is Keiya's Wish Granter, helping make her dreams a reality.
"She's my wish child and I think it's a very worthy cause," Kollars said.
Keiya passes out medals to participants. A token of thanks for an overwhelming dream come true.
"She's so happy, even with her condition," Sherbenaut said. "Nothing stops her from smiling."
All the proceeds of the Shamrock Shuffle are going towards making Keiya's wish come true.
She and her family are going to Disney World in June.
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