KUTZTOWN, Pa. - Excitement was in the air at Kutztown Middle School on Friday.
"We all love this kid. She's lovely and amazing," said Hallie Schumacher, a school guidance counselor.
Finally, after a little waiting and last-minute sign-making, the guest of honor arrived.
Seventh-grader Sarah Kent was met with cheers from an auditorium full of her classmates and teachers, some of whom dressed up.
It was all because the Make-A-Wish Foundation is sending her to Walt Disney World, and her classmates wanted to send her off in style.
"A little happiness from a long time of major surgeries," said Sarah's mom, Betty Kent.
Thirty-eight surgeries to be exact.
"She's had eye surgery. She's had nose surgery. She had cancer when she was 11 months old," said Betty.
She's now diagnosed with Ohdo syndrome. It's very rare, and it could cause her even more issues growing up.
Yet nothing phases the sassy 12-year-old who's ready to dance her worries away in the Florida sunshine
Sarah is loved by everyone, so it wasn't hard getting her classmates on board for the big reveal.
"I've seen her in the halls sometimes. She's always saying hi to everyone and she's always smiling," said eighth-grader Sarah Love.
Instead of one wish, Sarah is getting three: The school party, her big trip, and a ride on an airplane, the last of which will come Saturday.
"She loves airplanes!" said Betty.
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