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Child with life-threatening disorder heading to Walt Disney World

Memphis and his family will spend a week in Walk Disney World. (Source: ASW Cleveland) Memphis and his family will spend a week in Walk Disney World. (Source: ASW Cleveland)
Memphis was able to sit in the cockpit before the flight. (Source: ASW Cleveland) Memphis was able to sit in the cockpit before the flight. (Source: ASW Cleveland)
Spider-Man was there to see him off. (Source: ASW Cleveland) Spider-Man was there to see him off. (Source: ASW Cleveland)
Spider-Man was there to see Memphis off. (Source: ASW Cleveland) Spider-Man was there to see Memphis off. (Source: ASW Cleveland)
The Vance family will stay at a resort for children with life-threatening illnesses. (Source: ASW Cleveland) The Vance family will stay at a resort for children with life-threatening illnesses. (Source: ASW Cleveland)
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

In his short life, 5-year-old Memphis Vance has undergone 28 major surgeries, including a liver transplant; and 41 minor surgeries while battling a life-threatening disease. Sunday morning, he left for a week long trip to Walt Disney World, courtesy of A Special Wish-Cleveland Chapter

Before leaving Hopkins, the crew at Spirit Airlines let Memphis sit in the cockpit, and Spider-Man was also there to send him off. 

For the next week, Memphis and family will enjoy Walt Disney World and Universal Studios in Orlando. 

This will be a welcome change for the Vance family, who spends much of their time at the Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital where Memphis is being treated. 

The Vance family will stay at the Give Kids the World Village, a 79-acre resort in the heart of central Florida. The resort caters to families of children with life-threatening illnesses and is completely free of charge. 

A Special Wish said the wish was made possible by generous donations from the Rossi Family, 1n3 LLC Event Management, and the Bob Vincent Memorial Golf Tournament. 

ASW is a Cleveland-based wish granting foundation, granting wishes for Cleveland-based children, from birth to 20-years-old, with life- threatening diseases. 

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