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A Region 8's child's wish gets granted

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)- A Region 8 school grants the wish of a five-year-old boy.

Thanks to the Discovery Island Learning Center, Jackson Shephard of Paragould is going to Walt Disney World.

Teachers, students and families spent a year raising the money needed to grant a wish.

While the school has been involved with Make A Wish a number of years, they say this is the first year they've been able to actually grant a wish!

This was something they wanted to do not only to help someone else, but to teacher their students a valuable lesson.

Pre-kindergarten Director Kimberly James, "We've had several teachers that have actually been involved in granting a wish and they we're telling us what a wonderful experience it was. We thought it would be a great experience for our children to help others."

A couple of the many things they did to raise money were penny drives, and selling hearts and stars for the Make A Wish Radio-a-Thon.

Those involved with the project say seeing the smile on his face was worth all their hard work!

Jackson and his family leave this Saturday for a 7-day trip to Disney World and other amusements.

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