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Nonprofit Sending Girl Undergoing Treatment at UVA to Disney World

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A girl undergoing treatment at UVA is going to Disney World with her family A girl undergoing treatment at UVA is going to Disney World with her family
Baking Memories 4 Kids is a nonprofit out of New York Baking Memories 4 Kids is a nonprofit out of New York
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

After several setbacks in her life, one young girl is getting a big surprise in Charlottesville that involves a mouse and a lot of magic.

Thirteen-year-old Lexy Smith is being treated at the University of Virginia hospital for a number of illnesses, including cerebral palsy, autism, epilepsy, and a brain defect.

She's been through a lot, but on Tuesday, November 6, she found out she's to Disney World for free.

New York nonprofit Baking Memories 4 Kids raises money by selling chocolate chip cookies to send terminally ill children and their families to Orlando, Florida.

Smith's mother wrote to the organization a year ago, and Lexy's story touched the nonprofit employees’ hearts.

Her mother kept the secret for several months now, and today the family found out the big surprise.

"I don't even have the words,” Audra Vanderland, Lexy’s mother, said. “I'm so excited for them and I'm so excited for our family. When I first found out that we were able to go on this trip with Baking Memories, I found out at work, and I was like I have to step out because I was crying. I was so happy. I know that this is something that they're going to remember for the rest of their life."

The family met at Panera Bread on 5th Street, a sponsor of the foundation.

The family will take off for vacation in January.

If you're interested in nominating a child suffering from a life threatening or terminal illness for a trip, click here.