Make-A-Wish Grants Six Year Old's Wish to Go to Disney World

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KEARNEY, Neb. -- The Make-A-wish Foundation makes thousands of kids every year happy when they are fighting a disease. In Kearney on Tuesday, one local boy got his wish to go to Disney World.

"In six days, you and your family get to go to Disney World." With those words, 6-year-old Mason Hynes, a Hodgkin’s Lymphoma survivor from Kearney, learned he'd be getting his wish granted.

"To me it will mean the world! I think this will probably be one of the best vacations we've ever taken, or ever gone on and probably will ever go on," said Mason's mom, Tammy Hynes.

Mason joins a large group of kids who get their wishes granted when they're fighting life-threatening medical conditions.

"A wish is granted every 38 minutes across the United States and we are one of them today that is granting a wish for our boy, Mason," said one of the Wish Granters, Linda Younes.

And Mason got a second surprise when the person he wants to meet in Disney arrived: Spiderman.

While going to Disney World in six days was a big surprise, Mason said his favorite part was spraying his favorite superhero, Spiderman, with the silly string.

The trip to Disney will be paid for by Good Samaritan Hospital and Kearney Clinic's Pediatric Physicians.

"It just seems natural and it goes back to Good Sam and our mission statement of giving back to the community. We're really more than a hospital as health care changes. Reaching outside the hospital into the community," said Michael Schnieders, the President of Good Samaritan Hospital.

The hospital even hosted the party.

"We did a little decorating and we're having all his favorite foods including these little cupcakes with spiders on them," said Jan Hankey, the Food and Nutrition Director for Good Samaritan.

After everything he went through, Mason's family is thrilled to spend quality time together.

Tammy said, "It will be so nice just to be us and get away from everything for a whole week and just enjoy ourselves."

And as for Mason himself, his feeling on getting to go to the Happiest Place on Earth was simply, "Good!"