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Make-A-Wish grants wish for Plainville boy

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PLAINVILLE, CT (WFSB) -

A very special 7-year-old boy with a life-threatening medical condition got the surprise of a lifetime on Sunday.

Matthew Schnauffer, of Plainville, was granted something he's been asking for, for quite some time.

Make-A-Wish Connecticut's goal is to make wishes come true for 250 families every year in the state.

Schnauffer's wish was granted on Sunday as he and his family will be heading to Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL in the near future.

He was told his wish was granted during a party that was held for him at the Applebee's in Plainville.

To help with the surprise, one of his favorite character's Woody from Toy Story and Spiderman showed up.

Schnauffer's parents and sister will also be joining him.

The 7-year-old has what is called Costello Syndrome, which is a rare conditions affecting different parts of the body by delaying development.

His mom talked to us about this opportunity.

"Matthew and daughter Jessica are really excited about going and seeing woody and Spiderman and doing all the fun rides so we just thank you," Danielle Schnauffer said.

The family will be staying six days and seven nights at Walt Disney World.

Make-A-Wish foundation grants wishes that change the lives of kids who have a life-threatening medical condition.

The foundation started in Connecticut in 1986 and since then has granted 2,300 wishes. Nationwide, 200,000 wishes have been granted.

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