Local girl gets trip of a lifetime

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 8:16am

Shilo Kopp is like a lot of first grade girls. She loves puppies, princesses and playing with friends. But Shilo is different in one way. She has Job's Syndrome, a rare auto-immune disease that requires frequent hospitalization--and multiple shots.

For Shilo and her family, each new day is a challenge. A knock on the door Monday afternoon offers a well-deserved chance at a break. Kidd's Kids, a national program sponsored by the Kidd Kraddick in the Morning radio show has chosen the Kopp family to recieve a 5-day, all-expenses-paid trip to Disneyworld.

This November, Kidd's Kids will send 51 chronically or terminally ill children and their families to the theme park. For Rachel Kopp, Shilo's mother, it's a blessing. "I was asked, are these happy tears, because a lot of the time when I do cry, it's because there's a drug that didn't work or we've run into another bumpy road."

This time, there's no question. Those are happy tears.

To donate to the Kidd's Kids program or find out more information, visit the website at http://www.kiddskids.com/.

You can hear the Kidd Kraddick in the Morning radio show locally at K94.5.

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