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Bossier girl's wishes granted: Dance, day with Disney princesses

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Arabella meets the Disney princesses. (Source: Pay It Forward Networking/Facebook) Arabella meets the Disney princesses. (Source: Pay It Forward Networking/Facebook)
BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) -

A 3-year-old Bossier girl's wishes for a dance lesson and to meet the Disney Princesses came true on Wednesday, thanks to an online networking group.

"Arabella's wish was just amazing! I think within 30 minutes, every wish was completely granted," says Kassi Robinson, with the Pay it Forward Network (PIFN).

Arabella has heterotaxy syndrome, which is a rare birth defect that involves the heart and other organs.  She will undergo open heart surgery in Dallas later this month.  Due to her condition, she is very susceptible to infection and cannot participate in dance or attend "princess" type parties.

But the PIFN made it happen. In fact, they say it only took 30 minutes once Arabella's wishes were posted on a Facebook page for all of them to be granted. She got the private dance lesson along with boxes of toys to play with in the hospital. Arabella is having surgery next week. Her parents say they hope this will be her last surgery, and are hoping the memories from today will carry her through her recovery.

In addition, Arabella received boxes filled with various handheld toys for her play for her 2-3 week stay in the hospital, along with gift cards to help her parents with food costs while in Dallas.

"She is amazing, we didn't know anything until after she was born, we found out a couple hours after she was born her diagnosis of heterotaxy syndrome has heart defects involved with it, not all of her organs are in the correct place," Kara Armond, Arabella's mother, says. She says the past few months have been stressful for the family, and the fun she had Wednesday meant so much.

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