Valley boy gets trip of a lifetime thanks to Make-A-Wish Foundation

- Meet 5-year-old Lucas Cortez.

At age 3, he was diagnosed with leukemia, but today it's all smiles as he learns his Make-A-Wish was granted!

"He's good, he's in remission and maintenance treatment for the next couple of years still because they do three-and-a-half years all together, but he's doing really well," Eileen Cortez said.

Lucas' wish was to go to Universal Studios to have a meet-and-greet with Spongebob and it's officially happening next week.

"He loves Spongebob and Legos and Five Nights of Freddie," Cortez said.

So today, the Make-A-Wish Foundation threw him an ice cream party with all his friends to tell him the good news.

"We always throw a party for the child, so you either do a send-off or the wish-granting party and sometimes it's combined and this one is combined," Cheryl Lennon said.

Lennon says sometimes she doesn't know who's more excited, the child or the Make-A-Wish team who gets to grant the wish.

"Love it, it's great being a wish granter is fun, it really is," she said.

The Cortez family leaves next week and after meeting Spongebob, they'll spend a few days in Disneyland.

The family recently moved from Prescott to Anthem for Lucas' medical needs.


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