Local child receives princess-like treatment
MIAMI (WSVN) -- A young South Florida child living with a life-threatening medical condition has been granted a magical moment.
Four-year-old Anisha Kusuma arrived in a limo to Miami International Airport Friday in princess fashion, escorted by police.
Kusuma has spent half of her life in and out of the hospital. She was inflicted with a life-threatening muscle condition but has responded well to treatment and is in recovery, according to her mother. "She's been doing amazing," Usha Kusuma said. "More than I can expect for a 4-and-a-half-year-old."
Kusuma and her family were bound for Orlando, courtesy of the American Airlines Something mAAgic Foundation. "Every year American Airlines and the Something mAAgic Foundation works with organizations like Make a Wish to put together this magic flight event and send kids from around the world to Orlando, to just kind of enjoy themselves and have some fun in Orlando for a week," Doris Alvarez, of American Airlines said.
"Any kid who has been through so much rough time at this young age, they need to be treated like that," Kusuma said.
The family feels positive and hopes events such as this brings awareness to the fight against rare neurological conditions.
Anisha will be taken to a 70-acre compound, outfitted for a child to have the time of his or her life, along with 36 other children and their families. The compound includes such features as a movie theater, beauty parlor and a candy land.
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