‘Miracle Flight’ provides sick children a Disney vacation
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A vacation sounds good anytime of the year, right? Well, four-year-old Jack and his New Jersey family sure could use a break.

They are Florida bound on what many call the “Miracle Flight”. It’s especially for sick children, and Jack knows exactly where he’s heading.

He’s heading to Disney World!

Jack was born with Cystic Fibrosis and has been fighting it ever since. And today he’s getting his wish granted.

The charity group “Take a Breather” partnered with American Airlines’ Something mAAgic Foundation to fly Jack, his sister Ashley, their parents, and grandmother on an all-expenses paid trip to Orlando.

Action News caught up with the family at the Philadelphia International Airport just before they took off.

It’s to help give the entire family something to smile about and allow them to take their mind off of Jack’s illness for a few days and simply have fun.

William Kinanhan, Jack’s father, tells us, “It’s amazing. Unbelievable. I almost feel a little guilty, like I’m – we’re not worthy. But definitely super appreciative. He loves the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse show so he’s pretty excited about seeing the clubhouse.”

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Name: Amy Hamilton

Husband: Doug

Town: Beaufort (born and raised)

Children: Bethany, 16; Killian, 14; Megan, 12; Heather Lynn, 5

Occupation: Teacher at St. Peter’s Catholic School

Favorite mommy moment: Anytime one of the kids overcomes an obstacle or achieves a personal goal becomes a favorite moment.

Go-to lunch for the kids: Without a doubt, it is school lunch. Packing lunches is not my favorite thing. However, when I pack a lunch for our youngest, it is typically a peanut butter sandwich, chips and a yogurt.

Favorite book: “To Kill A Mockingbird,” by Harper Lee. I first read this book in seventh-grade English. I went to Beaufort Academy, and Tom Horton was my teacher. I just instantly fell in love with the story. Maybe it was the way he taught it. I could tell through his discussions that he loved the book. I like how it is told through the eyes of a child. I have read it countless times since. I always get excited when one of the kids is assigned to read it in class. I actually want to help them with that homework.

How do you try to be a good role model to your children? I am active in our church, St. John’s Lutheran Church. I serve on the church council, tea…………… continues on Hilton Head Island Packet

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