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Two Siblings with Same Disorder Get Surprise Make-A-Wish

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Two siblings who share the same life-threatening medical condition now share something else. Both of their dreams are coming true.

Eleven-year-old Addy and 8-year-old Clay Fell were diagnosed at a young age with limb girdle muscular dystrophy. This form of muscular dystrophy is primarily a disorder of voluntary muscles, the muscles you use to move the limbs, neck, truck and other parts of the body that are under voluntary control.

Through their battles, they both had the chance to make wishes with Make-A-Wish North Dakota. Friday those wishes came true in a big way. 

In the morning students filed into the auditorium at Northern Cass near Hunter, North Dakota, excited to say goodbye to another year. Unknown to the brother and sister, the awards ceremony they were attending had more to offer.

Becky Fell, their mother, says, "It was very hard to not let them know we knew what was going on."

As final recognitions were being handed out, Make-A-Wish volunteers slipped in the back and waited for their cue.

"I thought it was just like a saying that thank you for being here," says Addy. Moments later the surprise was revealed.

Clay was the first to receive his wish. "He's gonna get a limo ride to Game Stop, and he's gonna get his X-Box, couple of games and everything on the list he wanted," said one of the Make-A-Wish volunteers.

Eyes filled with tears, he headed back to his seat, receiving hugs from mom and dad and cheers from the entire auditorium.

Then it was Addy's turn.

A second volunteer announced, "Addy's wish was to go and swim with the mermaids in Florida. So she will be getting to go to Florida this summer."

Addy, overcome by emotion, could not help but smile as every student and teacher chanted her name. It was an emotional year's end for brother and sister.

Addy says, "I kinda owe them for the rest of my life, cause this is amazing honestly. It's the best thing that's ever happened to me so far."

"I would say thank you very much that it's gonna happen," adds Clay.

The day was also a breathtaking moment their parents will never forget.

"It um...it humbles you. There's no words to describe it," says their father, Bruce Fell.

Becky says, "I saw their futures get a lot brighter in their eyes, and the fact that they know they can do things like other kids do is pretty amazing for them."

Both Addy and Clay say they cannot wait for their wishes to come true. They are so excited they say they would take their X-Box and trip tomorrow if they could.

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