Sophia Parker, four years-old, was born with a heart defect and has already had six open heart surgeries.
Sophia is now stable, the next step would be for Sophia to receive a heart transplant. But those health worries, can all be put aside for the next seven days as the family makes their way to Disney World thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Sarah Acosta was live with the family for 3News First Edition at the Corpus Christi International Airport as before they boarded the plane for their very special trip to the Magical Kingdom.
Natalie Parker, Sophia's mother, says this trip from Make-A-Wish is the light at the end of a very dark tunnel that the whole family is extremely excited to take.