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Make-A-Wish Sends Mt. Juliet Family On Trip Of A Lifetime

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Posted at 9:34 PM, Jul 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-30 16:51:06-04

MT. JULIET, Tenn. -- A Mount Juliet family that has a daughter with a terminal illness has received the trip of a lifetime.

Two-year-old Annabel Pounds was diagnosed with a rare nervous system disorder called Tay-Sachs. Nearly four months ago, NewsChannel 5 shared the story of how her older sister Amelia helped write a song about Annabel that was eventually presented to the family.

Now, the Make-a-Wish foundation is helping send the family on a trip to Cape Cod.

The family said they're lucky to have so much support from friends and family, and they're looking forward to some time to relax and make memories that will last a lifetime.

“We're trying to make the most of it, trying to enjoy the time that Annabel has,” said Casey Pounds, Annabel’s mother. “That's why we're excited about this trip, it's something she will really enjoy.”

The Pounds will spend six days in Cape Cod during their vacation.