Wish Wednesday: Kayden

A trip to Disney World came at the perfect time for one Lubbock family, whose youngest member's fight with cancer, changed the entire family's perspective on life.

By Allison Morrison

(LUBBOCK, TX) - A trip to Disney World came at the perfect time for one Lubbock family, whose youngest member's fight with cancer, changed the entire family's perspective on life.


The Culp family said they'd taken several trips in the past, but nothing compared to this one.


"We could never repeat this trip, ever," Rachel Culp said.


A week at Disney was an escape from their "new" reality.


Three months after Rachel's daughter, Kayden, turned two, she was diagnosed with kidney cancer.


"I think I could literally feel my hair growing on my head at that point because time just stopped," Rachel described the moment she received Kayden's diagnosis.


Doctors prescribed chemotherapy, surgery and radiation.


While she's cancer-free right now, Rachel said there are no guarantees.


"There is a chance it could come back. It has helped us keep everything in perspective. Some things are just not as important as they used to be," she said.


What is for sure are the memories the Culp's made at Disney, thanks to Make-A-Wish.


"Very grateful and the people were tremendous and it's wonderful, a wonderful thing for kids," James Culp, Kayden's dad, said.

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