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Florida trip is dream come true for seriously ill Sylvania boy

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A lot of people are heading south to Florida floor spring break this time of year, but for a Sylvania boy battling a life-threatening genetic disorder, a family trip to Disney World is a lifetime dream come true.

Michael Mains is only 11, but he's coping with Neurofibromitosis, known as NF1, a genetic disorder that brings a range of health problems. Michael sees as many as eight different doctors to deal with the condition.

His father Michael Mains, Sr. says, "He's a trooper. He storms through it all."

His mother Lisa seconds that. "Michael's really a good kid, so he doesn't complain."

Make-A-Wish teamed up with Allegiant Air to help make this brave youngster's dream of a family vacation come true. The family left Toledo Express Airport on Saturday to head to Orlando.

The organization sent him off in style with a Hot Wheels cake, toys and plenty of Detroit Lions gear. Michael's late grandfather Gil Mains played for the team in the 1950s.

The family was moved to tears. Michael, Sr. said, "Outta this world, unbelievable. Gonna make me cry."

Young Michael was especially excited for a planned NASCAR ride along.

This is Allegiant's 93rd Wish Trip provided to Make-A-Wish families across the country. 

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