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Wish Comes True for Bumpass Family Coping with Terminal Illness

By NBC 29

A family from Bumpass, Virginia got the surprise of a lifetime thanks to a restaurant and a foundation dedicated to children with terminal illnesses.

Thursday, Cary Fields and her family were greeted with applause at Panera Bread in Charlottesville. Three-year-old Cary is battling several illnesses, including cerebral palsy. Cary has limited verbal skills. Her family was presented an all-expense paid vacation to every amusement park in South Florida.

The Baking Memories 4 Kids Foundation and Panera Bread partner together to make dreams like this come true.

“Panera Bread did a fundraiser in every single one of their stores. They have 23. They sold their cookies and they donated all of their proceeds towards Baking Memories 4 Kids last summer and they raised $7,500 to this foundation,” said Frank Squeo, Baking Memories 4 Kids.

The coordinators say the money from Panera Bread will pay for three families to go on vacation.

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