Dad denies cancer-surviving daughter Disney trip
Thu, 19 Jul 2012 14:01:47 GMT —
Note: Story has been updated with WNWO interviews.
HASKINS -- After battling leukemia for two years, and beating the disease, 4-year-old McKenna May of Haskins was finally granted a dream trip to Disney World by the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
But McKenna's father refuses to approve the donation saying his daughter is "cured."
Make-A-Wish tells WNWO that both parents need to approve the trip before final arrangements are made.
"She's now completely cancer-free and I wasn't completely comfortable with the trip that they set up...I feel that Make-A-Wish's money, all the donations made to them should actually go towards terminally ill children, children that...you know... that won't have the opportunity later in life to experience things like Disney World," William May told WNWO.
May added that he would like to take his daughter to Disney, but when he can pay for the trip himself.
McKenna's mother, Whitney Hughes, says fighting between her and May is what kept him from agreeing to the trip.
Now, McKenna's mother is trying to raise money to fund the Disney World trip on her own.
"Her wish is that she wants to go to Disney I am just trying to get her there," Hughs said.
Anyone who wishes to contribute to the McKenna May benefit account can do so at 5/3 Bank, 275 South Main Street, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402 or by calling (419) 354-9531.