After 4-year-old McKenna May survived leukemia, the Make-A-Wish Foundation signed on to send the young girl to Disney World to commemorate the milestone.
Despite the fact the young girl from Haskins, Ohio, endured two years of cancer treatments, her father, William, refuses to sign off on the trip. He told the Sentinel Tribune that he doesn't believe money should be spent on "cured" children.
"I think it should go to kids who only have six months to live," he explained.
Make-A-Wish states that any child between 2 1/2 and 18 years of age with a life-threatening medical condition may be eligible for a wish, and that medical eligibility is determined by the child's physician. While McKenna has completed treatment for her life-threatening illness, she won't be considered "cancer free" for another five years.
McKenna's mother believes his refusal stems from a grudge for not having visitation rights to see his daughter until earlier this year. According to Gawker, McKenna's grandmother thinks William "has made it such an ugly fiasco," further stating, "It's not about him - it's about McKenna. But he's doing this to get back."
The family has instead placed collection jars at various locations in Bowling Green, Ohio, reports Yahoo, hoping to reach the $3,500 necessary for the trip without any Make-A-Wish support.
Those interested in donating to make McKenna's dream a reality should contact 5/3 Bank in Bowling Green, Ohio regarding the benefit account for McKenna May at: (419) 354-9531. Donations can also be sent to the bank at 275 South Main Street, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402.
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