This weekend the Make a wish program will make a10 year old Mandan girl's dream come true...
Disney World? No...
Washington D.C.? not even close.
Jon Schaeffer met with the family to find out how they'll be crossing a bridge... to put all of their worries behind them for a weekend.
Winter Maloney is like any 10 year old in that she shares a room with her older sister allysa, she loves to swim and she loves sponge bob but when she was 6 months old--her parents could tell something wasn't right.
"We noticed she wasn't holding her head by her self she wasn't sitting up by herself then we just started taking her to her doctor and he just started running tests."
Those tests have been ongoing ever since. Doctors have an idea of what is wrong but can't pinpoint it.
"Its a mitochondrial disorder but we don't have an exact diagnosis for her. We've been to Rochester several times and the University of Minnesota several times and they just haven't been able to figure out a diagnosis." In all of the trips to the hospital-there was a spot of good that came out of it.
"I was the one who signed her up for the make a wish. I just thought I had the computer and I just thought that I would look on there and put her name in."
Winter's wish--the most simple thing a child could ask for--will be granted this weekend.
"Her main wish was the amusement park down at sertoma park because she really enjoys the big slide down there."
Along with multiple trips down the slide with family and friends. Winter's family will be given a hotel room so she can go swimming then get a limo ride Saturday morning to the park. Through the ups and downs of everything the family goes through, they are still just thankful.
"We are just happy to have her with us everyday that we can have her with us. she our blessing to us she's our angel. she's always got a smile on her face no matter what she goes through what she deals with she's always got a smile."
Every morning her family's worries are pushed away as Winter smiles up a storm.
Winter continues to take trips to Fargo to meet with doctors.