Make-A-Wish grants wishes to family's two children
Mackenzie Gomersall is your average kid.
But she also suffers from a rare genetic disorder.
One that affects her metabolism.
It hasn't been an easy road for the 14-year-old or her family. Her brother also suffers from methylmalonic academia. But Make-A-Wish has given the family a chance to get away from the doctors and enjoy time as a family.
"It was awesome," Mackenzie said.
The teen wanted to go on a trip to Hawaii and Make-A-Wish of Idaho granted her wish. And, in 2015, the organization took the family to Disney World for her brother's wish.
"It's a really wonderful organization and it's done wonders for my kids and their spirits," Cyndi said.
Parents Cyndi and Greg have endured so much themselves. But you can tell their children's health and happiness is what keeps them going.
"It's really great to see your kids feel special, feel good about themselves, not have to worry about going to a doctor's appointment or get any labs drawn," she said.
Mackenzie said the trip to Hawaii was everything she had hoped for.
"They paid for us to go to Pearl Harbor, swim with dolphins and go snorkeling," she said.
Make-A-Wish paid for the family's plane tickets, hotel and even threw a surprise going away party.
"We are just so thankful for the opportunity to have Make-A-Wish do both of our kids," Cyndi said. "And I just want to say thank you to everyone that's donated to help make everybody's wishes possible it really does make a difference in the whole families lives."