Grand Junction boy beats cancer, gets Make-A-Wish Disney vacation

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Make-A-Wish is helping a Grand Junction family after their five-year-old son was cured of cancer.

Cove Brennecke and his parents left for a Disney Dream Cruise, thanks to the program. Cove had neuroblastoma, an aggressive cancer. The five-year-old had a double stem cell transplant, 26 rounds of chemo and 20 rounds of radiation. We chatted with them right before they boarded their ship, a day they weren't sure they'd see.

"Back then no, it seemed just like a dream, a hopeful wish that is now happening,” said Shiloh Brennecke, Cove’s mom. “It means he is in complete remission and he is a, quote-unquote, normal kid again. It's breathtaking. It's amazing.”

Cove is really hoping to see Spider-man, his favorite character, on the cruise, but they won't know until they set sail. He will have one more treatment when they get back from the cruise.

It is expected to be his final one.



 
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