11-year-old girl battling Leukemia gets surprise trip to the Bahamas


A Rockford girl battling Leukemia got the surprise of a lifetime on Friday.

Friends, family and staff of the St. Peter Cathedral school held a surprise send-off party for 11-year-old Bella Meyer, who found out that she’ll be going to the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort in the Bahamas to swim with the dolphins.

The trip is being made possible by Make-A-Wish Illinois.

Bella says she never saw the surprise party coming. “My teacher told me to get books for a computer, and when I came down I didn’t know this was going to happen,” she said.

Bella’s family will head to the Bahamas for spring break.

To see more from Bella’s surprise party, visit the Eyewitness News Facebook page.

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