Make A Wish Alabama "Wishes in Flight" Campaign: Braxton's Story

OZARK -- Ten year old Braxton Bradley was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at age four. This condition happens only in males and it is a disorder that breaks down a person's muscles. The life expectancy for a person with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is 25 years.

But, Bradley does not let his disorder get in the way of his life.

He enjoys school at Mixon Elementary, Alabama football and playing outside on his golf cart and in his hot tub.

In December 2012, he and his family visited Legoland for his wish trip. For families of terminally ill children, trips like these are hard to afford.

"These kids, their time is short," James Bradley, Braxton's father, said. "Between the doctor visits, out of state travels, the parents don't have time."

WTVY and Make A Wish Alabama have partnered together to ask viewers to donate their unused air miles to the organization through the "Wishes in Flight" campaign. All people need to do is log onto http://www.alabama.wish.org to learn how to donate.

"It's a good cause, the kids deserve it, it's well worth it," Bradley said.

It takes 26.5 million miles per year for the organization to get the kids and their families to their wish vacations.

According to the national Make A Wish Foundation Website, 89 percent of doctors said the trips improved the physical health of their patients.


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