Ten-year-old girl takes a trip of a lifetime

(CBS42)
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[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1369437832&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4071677&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1369437832 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — On April 29, 2011, Lilly Dukes’ life was forever changed.

A fire consumed her home and burned 75 percentof her body.

Now, two years after the tragic event, and countless surgeries later, Lily is going on the trip of a lifetime.

10-year-old Lily Duke is a child of very few words.

However, she will quickly tell you that she wants to see Mickey Mouse.

Thanks to a partnership between BB&T Bank and Magic Moments, a Birmingham-based non-profit organization, Lily and her family will get to do that.

“It’s a blessing to me. It’s something we’ve always wanted to do,” Lily’s mother, Shonda Foster, said. “We would never be able to go it weren’t for these people. It’s a blessing.”

Volunteers lined the Southwest counter at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport to surprise them with the news.

“She’s been through a lot, and I know that this has been a wish she’s wanted for quite some time,” Josh Petty, one of the volunteers from BB&T Bank, said. “I know she’s going to be very excited, so we’re just trying to play our part and make it as big of an event as possible for her.”

Lilly and her mother will return from their 6-day adventure next week.

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