Local Make-a-Wish participant heads to Disney World

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- A local teen gets a send off fit for a princess after Make-a-Wish makes a trip to Disney World a reality.

15-year-old Trinity loves princesses and has always wanted to be one. She has Chiari Malformation, a condition where brain tissue extends into the spinal cord. She's non-verbal, but uses a computer to communicate with her grandmother and caretakers.

Now she and her family are headed to Disney World thanks to Make-a-Wish, but not without a proper send-off. Trinity was escorted by dozens of bikers to the Rockford Chicago International Airport where she met with two princesses before take off.

"She's always wanted to be a princess, it's been a dream of hers," says her Occupational Therapist Assistant Tracey Sly. "And so we thought the best for her to be her princess was to get her down to Disney."

Trinity's caretakers and family have been working for over a year to make this trip possible.