Make-A-Wish, YMCA sending 4-year-old Kearney boy with neuroblastoma to Disney

Make-A-Wish, YMCA sending 4-year-old Kearney boy with neuroblastoma to Disney
Wyatt Smidt, 4, will go to Disney World in June with his family thanks to the Kearney Family's YMCA and Make-A-Wish Foundation. MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATOIN

KEARNEY — Thanks to the Make-A-Wish Nebraska Foundation and the Kearney Family YMCA, Wyatt Smidt and his family — including his parents, Kyle and Kathy, and his sister, Ashlyn — will go to Disney World in June.

Wyatt, 4, of Kearney was diagnosed with neuroblastoma a year ago and has undergone treatment. He loves sports, hockey and Legos. His favorite color is green. His favorite show is “Paw Patrol.” He loves tacos. His wish is to go to Disney World and meet some of the characters there.

Proceeds from the Kearney Family YMCA’s Shamrock Shuffle on March 16 raised $7,500 toward the trip. The Shamrock Shuffle is a 10K run and Irish 5K with more than 600 participants.

This is the eighth year that the Y event has provided funds for Make-a-Wish, which grants wishes of children between the ages of 2 and 17 who have been diagnosed with a critical illness.

The Make-a-Wish Nebraska Foundation also will contribute to the Smidt family adventure.

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