Make-A-Wish surprises local girl at Pell City Jr. High game

Make-A-Wish surprises local girl

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - She’s the girl we’ve told you about who collected firefighter patches from all around the nation.

Tuesday night, Mileena Painter went to a football game to cheer for her school’s team, without realizing they would actually be cheering for her.

Make-A-Wish was at Tuesday night’s game to grant Mileena’s wish, a trip to Disney World and Universal Studios. The announcement came after a balloon release.

“I’m just thankful we were able to do it here. where all of her friends are, with her squad mates and the other cheerleaders, who she loves and in front of all of her friends and family," says Rachel Painter. "This is, this is family.”

Mileena, who has been fighting Leukemia since August of 2017, will complete her treatments in December of next year.

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