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Disney World will no longer be a dream for a Tucson girl with Cystic Fibrosis, a life-threatening medical condition. Instead, a it has become a reality.

Six-year-old Jolene Nichols and her family took off from Tucson International Airport on Friday to join 36 other children selected from across the country and around the world for a week-long vacation at Disney World in Orlando, FL.

Jolene loves Disney's movie "Brave," so the celebration will center around her favorite "Brave" character. Volunteers and employees of American Airlines, American Eagle, and American Airlines Federal Credit Union will be there for her send-off celebration. 

Jolene, her family, and other children selected for this event will be staying at the "Give Kids The World Village."  The 70-acre resort caters directly to children with special needs. It features a wheelchair-accessible carousel, an ice cream parlor, a movie theater, beauty spa, putt-putt golf course, and a boundless playground. 

This is the Something mAAgic Foundation's 18th annual event. Since it started, more than 400 children have participated.

According to Jolene's mother, Anna Nichols, Jolene was so excited for the trip that she has had her suitcase packed for over a week.

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