Wish Wednesday: Alexa (Part Three)

Published 10/24 2013 07:51AM

Updated 10/24 2013 07:53AM

By Allison Morrison

(LUBBOCK, TX) - A trip to Disney World is every kid's dream, but one trip to Disney doubled as a reminder of how far one Lubbock family has come.

"For us, not to be at that time in the illness, to be at more of a point where Alexa could just go and have fun and just not worry about it anything for a week, it's absolutely a great blessing and great timing," Brooks Jennings, Alexa's dad, said.

The Jennings' trip to Orlando, Florida marked more than a Make-A-Wish come true, it marked a milestone in Alexa's battle with a rare disease called OMS.

For 5-year-old Alexa, just being there, surrounded by strangers, was an accomplishment.

"The last four years has been treatments and has been, don't let her go out in public, protect her immune system, keep her in the house. It's been a really taxing four years to live like that," Becky Jennings, Alexa's mom, said.

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