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BEDFORD HEIGHTS, Ohio – Carly Wilson is counting down the days until she gets to go to Disney World.

The 6-year-old has been through a lot, so this trip means a great deal to her family.

"She has heterotaxy, which means her organs are on the opposite side of her body. They're flip flopped,” explained her mother Kim Wilson. “She was born without a spleen and then two open heart surgeries to correct her problem. So when she was 5 she had her last surgery."

Kim said it’s been difficult, but the hardest part is finally over. Now, they get to enjoy a little fun in the sun and that’s all thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Olympic Steel, a company based in Bedford Heights.

"Everybody says, ‘Oh you guys are so great you help raise the money.' But you know what? These little kids are the great ones because they go through this every day and they're smiling and they're happy,” said Corporate Officer Manager Jackie Ritter.

Olympic Steel has been working with the Make-A-Wish Foundation for years, and is granting its 99th and 100th wishes.

Carly is one of the recipients and Elise, a 4-year-old from Cuyahoga Falls, is the other. She also gets to go to Disney World with her family.

"Our employees have just really loved the affiliation and we never really envisioned when we started, that we'd be at 100. So we're just really pleased that we've been able to do that,” said Olympic Steel CFO Rick Marabito.

Kim said she’s beyond thankful for everyone’s support and knows Carly is going to have a great time at Disney.

To learn more about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, click here.

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