Make-A-Wish grants local boy’s wish to visit the Smoky Mountains

When you wish upon a star, it may just take you on a trip.

Make-A-Wish Mississippi hosted a party at Mullet Hop in D’Iberville to tell sweet Sawyer that his wish has been granted.

Sawyer was diagnosed with pulmonary valve atresia, which means he was born without the right side of his heart.

Doctors went in with a series of three surgeries to bypass the right side of his heart, but with Sawyer’s high energy and laughter you would never know.

Sawyer’s mom, Samantha Holley, tells News 25 what this trip means to her and her family. “It’s special for us because he had a surgery less than six months ago, so knowing the struggles he went through, we just get to take a break from it all.  We’re very thankful for Make-A-Wish because without them, this would not be possible.”

In two weeks, the Holley family will head to the Smoky Mountains and enjoy Dollywood!

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