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Special Wish Foundation, Bill’s Donut Shop customers send 6-year-old boy to Disney

CENTERVILLE — A collection of nickels, quarters and dimes is sending a Centerville boy and his family to Disney World.

Customers at Bill’s Donut Shop donated their spare change to make it happen.

News Center 7′s Molly Koweek was there as A Special Wish Foundation Southwest Ohio told the family all about the trip.

Each wish costs on average about $6,000.

Kase Krichbaum, 6, shared what he is most excited about on his upcoming trip to Disney World.

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“The Star Wars collection,” Krichbaum said.

Though he is only 6 years old, he said he isn’t scared of any of the rides.

Krichbaum has been on a scary journey since May 2021, when his family found out he had cancer.

“It’s changed us in hard ways, but for the better too,” Kase’s mom Amanda said.

Kase’s family was with him at Bill’s Donut Shop in Centerville Tuesday to learn about their free trip.

“We’re just incredibly grateful, full of gratitude,” Amanda said.

The community made this happen through donations on a box on the counter.

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“This box is just quarters, dimes, nickels, and then it adds up each year a wish is granted through that,” Lisa Tucker, owner of Bill’s Donut Shop said.

A tradition the shop has continued.

“Every time it gets full, we get it counted and we give it to A Special Wish,” Tucker said.

A Special Wish Foundation of Southwest Ohio Executive Director David Seyer said this is the non-profit’s 1,811 wish.

“To be able to see a kid who is battling cancer, and to see their brothers, sisters, mom and dad all come together and get a great trip and just have a chance to be a kid again and be a family again, it means so much to us,” Seyer said.

Kase’s family agrees.

“This is an amazing place and an extremely giving community to live in. We are blessed,” Amanda said.

While the trip is exciting, the possibly even more exciting news is Kase’s cancer is in remission.