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Make a Wish and Allegiant give Rockford boy trip of a lifetime

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One Rockford boy's wish is coming true thanks to Allegiant Air and the Make A Wish Foundation.

Grant Valentine and his family left for Orlando from the Chicago Rockford International Airport on Monday morning for a trip to Disney World. They were given a grand send-off from Allegiant employees and others, including the Rockford IceHog's Hammy.

"I think it's very important," Make A Wish Volunteer Allison Lake said. "It makes the wish experience for the family much more special, instead of just coming here and sitting."

Last year, the Make A Wish Foundation granted nearly 14,000 wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses.

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