NewsChannel 7 first told you about little Alivia Northcott last February. At that time, she was battling a rare form of Leukemia. Now, almost a year later, she is in remission, and about to turn three years old. Saturday Livie celebrated an extra special wish about to come true, thanks to a very special organization.
Today, Alivia is as energetic as any other little girl about to turn three years old.
"I don't think that words can actually express how grateful we are for everything that we've gone through," Alivia's mom, Trish Northcott said.
Alivia was diagnosed with AML, or Acute Myloid Leukemia, in 2013. She was in the hospital for about six month, and since last May she has been in remission.
"You know her hair is growing back and to watch her run around and enjoy life and doing things that she couldn't do you know a year ago, it's wonderful," Trish said.
With all the family's struggles, especially Livie, in one week they will get a break, as they embark on a trip to Disney World, a wish granted by Make-A-Wish Wisconsin.
"When we met with them early this fall, after Livie knew that she had qualified for a wish and her wish was that she could specifically go and hug all of the princesses and, and Minnie and Mickey," Volunteer for Make a Wish Wisconsin Allison Dryer said.
Family, friends, Livie's nurse and Make-A-Wish volunteers all celebrated Livie's wish and birthday Saturday.
"She's pretty excited. A Disney World commercial comes on and she flips out. She starts running through the house and telling everybody that she's going on an airplane and she's gonna be seeing a castle and then starts naming all of the characters that she's gonna be seeing," Trish said.
Lindsey Brinker was one of Livie's inpatient chemotherapy nurses, there the day she was diagnosed and the day she left the hospital. She said she is sure it will be a once-in-a-lifetime trip for little Livie.
"To see her you know running and playing and being able to go on this trip is really amazing," Brinker said.
Livie will still have follow-up appointments for years to come, but for now, all that matters for her and her family is the present.
"There's always that fear that every parent has, that something could go wrong and she could relapse but right now we're just trying to enjoy every single day, enjoy having all the moments that we have with her and her brother and sisters, and just enjoy life," Trish said.
Livie and her family leave for Disney next Saturday.
Her mom said they are going to take in as much as they can, visit all the kingdoms, and also try to get to Universal Studios, Sea World and the beach.